The Rams held off a weather delay and 400+ yard passing day by Jameis Winston for a much coveted win to improve to 2-1 and first place in the NFC West. Luckily, the Rams had just enough points and time to squeeze out the victory. Led by Todd Gurley’s two touchdown effort and Case Keenum’s timely throws, the Rams managed to emerge victorious in a wet, humid, and heated battle in Florida.
In a game littered with mistakes from both sides, the Rams found a way to win. Whether it’d be player mistakes (such as Kenny Britt not holding on the ball or Case Keenum throwing right to the other team/Winston not throwing the ball to the end zone or having pocket awareness for a strip sack) or coaching mistakes (like going for two when up by 11 for Fisher/pocketing a timeout to end the game in the redzone for TB), the Rams most definitely did not play a perfect game. In addition, Tampa Bay’s kicking woes continued to haunt them, with second round pick Roberto Aguayo missing an extra point and 41-yard field goal.
With the 1-2 curse finally broken, the Rams now look ahead to the 1-2 Cardinals, who surprisingly lost handedly to the 1-2 Buffalo Bills. The Rams hope to bring some of the offensive explosion to Arizona by continually leaning on Tavon Austin, Todd Gurley, and Kenny Britt. While Gurley had two touchdowns, look for the Rams to try and continue to improve the running game against the struggling Cardinals defense.