Week one has officially come and passed, and the Los Angeles Rams are sitting pretty atop of the NFC West all alone at 1-0 (rest of the division lost). It’s time to take a look at the main highlight - which there were a ton of in this game, and the main lowlight - which there were not many of at all.
I believe the main lowlight was a Punt Return that was ultimately fumbled by WR Tavon Austin. Nothing crazy on the play, Tavon simply didn’t track the ball effectively and once it hit his chest, he didn’t close his elbows. The Colts recovered the ball at the 24, though it must be said that the defense stepped up and bailed Austin out, with a little help from old friend Adam Vinatieri missing a 38-yard field goal. These are the kinds of plays that aren’t going to get a WR tumbling down the depth chart everyday more snaps.
Like I said earlier, there were a ton of plays worthy of landing here as the “highlight”, but the one that did it for me was the 39-yard pick six by CB Trumaine Johnson. Not only did it boost the Rams to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, it clearly made Scott Tolzein hesitant the rest of the game, and turned Tru into some sort of monster as he racked up one INT, one FF, one FR, and one TD all in the first quarter. Being honest, I knew right when Tru crossed the goal-line, the game was pretty much over.