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Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos: Pro Football Focus game notes magnify how Rams battled through weather to win

Here’s how PFF saw the Rams’ big Week 7 road win.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Here are Pro Football Focus’ notes on the Los Angeles Rams’ 23-20 Week 7 win over the Denver Broncos.


- Wide receiver Robert Woods earned his second highest grade as a Los Angeles Ram (86.0) after taking six of his seven receptions for first downs against the Broncos. Woods avoided two tackles after the catch and generated a wide receiver rating (passer rating when targeted) of 105.8. Since week four against the Vikings, Woods has the highest wide receiver rating among 29 receivers with 20 or more targets with a 133.7.

- Running back Todd Gurley was picking up yards in chunks on Sunday. He generated 10 first downs on 28 attempts and in total had seven carries that went for 10 or more yards. He earned an elusive rating of 109.2 by avoiding seven tackles (four rushing, three receiving) and averaging 4.68 yards after contact per attempt, almost a whole yard and a half more than in any other game this season. His 85.9 game grade was his first one over 80.0 on the year.


- Coming into the season, interior defender Aaron Donald had a game-high in quarterback pressures generated of 11. He set a new high in week four with 13 and almost hit that mark again against the Broncos when he produced 12. His 93.2 game grade was the highest he’s earned this season and the fourth time he’s earned an elite grade (90.0+). The rest of the defense generated 11 of the team’s 23 total quarterback pressures.

- Playing in 31 coverage snaps against the Broncos, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman set a new career-high in targets faced without allowing a reception with five. His previous high was three, which he had done multiple times since entering the NFL in 2013. He broke up one of those targets and allowed a passer rating of 39.6 into his coverage, which would be equivalent to throwing the ball in the dirt five times. His 84.0 grade was the highest he’s earned since week 11 of last season against the Vikings.