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LA Rams-Seattle Seahawks: Winners & Losers

Fisherball succeeds in the Rams’ return to LA.

Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Week 2 saw the Los Angeles Rams arrive home for the first time in nearly a quarter century.

It was ugly, slow and featured awful offenses going at it. That is to say, pure, unadulterated Fisherball.

Make no mistake - this is what the Rams are built for. The Rams are designed to hold a team to as few points as possible on defense, while scoring as few points on offense necessary to win.

And...that’s exactly what happened.

The Quick Five

Case Keenum, QB

18/30 239 YARDS, O TDS

Without watching the game, Keenum's stat line will seem decent and almost impressive for a Rams QB.

However, Keenum missed quite a few throws badly and constantly overthrew his receivers. It's only a matter of time before Jared Goff is starting, for better or worse.

Troy Hill, CB

3 TKL (3 SOLO), 1 PD

In the preseason, Hill replaced Marcus Roberson, who was ultimately cut.

In Week 2, Hill replaced Coty Sensabaugh, and largely held his own. Outside of the one deep pass, Hill kept the Seahawks passing game muted despite being targeted all game. Overall, a good start for a secondary in need of another quality starter.

Kenny Britt, WR


Britt appears to be the only receiver worth anything on the team. Don't look now, but he's on pace for over 1,000 yards. That in itself is a major accomplishment.

Why OC Rob Boras doesn't script more plays to Britt is beyond me.

Greg Zuerlein, K

3 FGM, 47 YD LNG

Zuerlein has a tumultuous career on the Rams.

However, drilling three kicks, Zuerlein finally looks to have regained that accuracy he started with during his rookie year. The decision not to kick a 55 yarder might have been a field-position call, but it certainly didn't hurt his confidence.

Robert Quinn, DE

2 TKL (1 SOLO), 1 SACK,


No player needed this more than Robert Quinn. After an injury riddled campaign last year, all eyes were on him to see if he could regain his form.

In short - he did. And it was glorious.

Assorted Thoughts

  • The Rams went back to a more traditional defensive scheme that saw them close up the interior. It worked well against the Seahawks, who had trouble running the ball all day.
  • Tavon Austin wasn't as big of a factor as his yardage line would suggest.
  • Todd Gurley continues to be bad by association. Sorry Todd, it's not your fault.
  • The Rams continued their culture change against the Seahawks with 9 penalties for 74 yards.