Now at 1-1 along with every other team in the NFC West, here’s how things are shaping up for the Rams as they get ready to prep for Week 3:
The Rams have been very fortunate on this front in 2016 to this point. We’ll get any final updates from yesterday’s game at today’s day-after press conference in about five hours.
As per what the Rams were dealing with before the game, here was the final injury report:
Los Angeles Rams
|Name||POS||Injury||Wed. Status||Thu. Status||Fri. Status||Game Status|
Lamarcus Joyner and Michael Brockers both played, so we could just be looking at the injury report core trio of Pharoh Cooper, Nelson Spruce and E.J. Gaines
It’s all about the offense after two weeks
- Team yards per game: 234.0 (32nd)
- Team passing yards per game: 1695.0 (32nd)
- Team rushing yards per game: 64.5 (t-28th)
- Points per game: 4.5 (32nd)
That is bad.
Given that the passing offense isn’t going to suddenly transform into something it’s not, the real fix here has to come in the ground game with reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year RB Todd Gurley. JTG is averaging less than 50 yards per game, 25th in the NFL. For a back that Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher deemed a “once in a generation” back, that’s not good enough.
As mentioned above, the NFC West is 1-1 across the board. It’s still too early to get much of a sense of how things are shaping up across the division and conference.
The Rams now face perhaps the defining run of their 2016 schedule: a stretch of three road games out of four starting with a trip to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are coming off of a plastering at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. They’ll be a pivotal test for the Rams who travel to face that same Cardinals team in Week 4.