After probably the perfect Week 1 result, the Los Angeles Rams have come crashing back down to Earth. Now sitting at 1-1 after a loss to Washington, the Rams need to regroup and bounce back quick for a Thursday Night game versus the San Francisco 49ers. Let’s take a look at the highlights and lowlights from yesterday.
The score is 13-10. The Rams have managed to correct some mistakes and climb back into the game, and then the dreaded run happens: a 61-yard scamper by Washington RB Chris Thompson on a draw up the middle for a touchdown. This was really deflating because Washington had the pleasure of also receiving the opening kickoff in the second half, so going up 20-10 at halftime was a major positive for them. This run was a major blunder from the entire Rams defense on every level.
The highlight, and there could have been multiple choices here, for me was the 18-yard catch and run for a TD by RB Todd Gurley. QB Jared Goff held the ball working his progressions for quite a while, and when the pocket collapsed he caught a glimpse of a wide open Gurley in the flat and effectively got the ball to him, and Gurley did the rest. After hurdling the first defender, he broke another tackle all while diving and reaching in the end zone right before landing out of bounds. Impressive stuff.