Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Rams, they could not capitalize on a chance at a major stranglehold on the NFC West on Sunday, which means the Seahawks currently slide back into first place with the Rams dropping to second. As we do every week, let’s take a look at the best, and the worst, play of the game (there are plenty to choose from).
Now, some of you guys might not agree with this being the “lowlight”, and that’s fine, but I’ve got some reasoning for it. First, I would not blame you if you chose the Gurley TD-turned-fumble, because that was a huge play in the game for multiple reasons: points being wiped off the board and a momentum shift. It was a questionable call at best.
I’m going to go ahead and roll with this Kupp play because with ALL of the horrible twists and turns for the Rams in the game, they still really had a chance to win the game on a walk-off TD from the rookie WR. Known for being an outstanding route runner and having some of the best hands in the league, Kupp ran up on the seam, gave a defender a head fake/stutter step combo, and found himself wide open in the endzone.....all just to not be able to make the catch.
I gotta roll with fellow third-round rookie draft pick S John Johnson on the highlight. With Maurice Alexander struggling, the Rams decided to make him inactive and give the rookie his first NFL start, and boy did it go well. With two pass deflections, an INT, and a TD fade allowed to Jimmy Graham (that wasn’t so great), he had quite the eventful premier.
Anyways, to the play. John Johnson was in man coverage, bated Russell Wilson into believing he had a open receiver, and stepped in front to register his first NFL INT. He nearly returned it all the way for a TD but was caught by Russell Wilson right around the 20-yard line.