It just wouldn’t feel right if this fine Wednesday ended without tooting the horn of the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive line (at least) one more time. Earlier today, Pro Football Focus dropped their O-line power rankings as we head into Week 6. The Rams - for the third consecutive week - boast the league’s top unit.
In all fairness, it’s PFF that’s doing the horn-tootin’, and rightfully so. They added this nugget just a bit ago, which further highlights the impressive start to the 2018 season.
None of the sacks the Rams have allowed through five games have been charged to their offensive line. Only one other team in the past decade can boast the same through five weeks of the season. pic.twitter.com/tptQpmbCgD— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 10, 2018
Rams’ QB Jared Goff has been sacked six times through Week 5, but it appears that none of them have been credited to the offensive line. So blame it a running back or tight end for not picking up a blitz, Goff holding onto it for a second longer than he should’ve, heck, blame it on the rain, but don’t put that evil on Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan, Austin Blythe, or Rob Havenstein.
The Jets (in 2015) are the only other team to boast such a fine first five games. At the time, their offensive line had three first round picks — D’Brickashaw Ferguson (LT), James Carpenter (LG) and Nick Mangold (C) — along with Brian Winters (RG) and Brio Giacomini (RT).
Here’s to hoping they can make it 6...teen.