In a much hyped matchup between two extremely strong NFC teams, the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings managed to live up to the expectations. It was a wild game with a ass-load of offense and our Rams came out victorious.
Last week, Hotdaddywags took a look at which Rams to keep an eye on during the game and the results were mixed.
EDGE Samson Ebukam
Ebukam had a solid if unspectacular game. He didn’t make any flashy plays, but wasn’t on the wrong end of any either. Pretty much what you expect for a role player on this loaded Rams defense.
CB Sam Shields
There’s no nice way to put this, so I’m just gonna lay it all out there. Shields got roasted against Minnesota. He was picked on repeatedly by Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and was exposed as being a step too slow.
Sure, not ever team has a Stefon Diggs and an Adam Thielen.... but Shields was nonetheless a step behind on every play. I wouldn’t be surprised to see other CBs get looks in the coming weeks.
CB Troy Hill
Which is where Hill comes in. He was only on the field for 3 snaps last week, but that could change drastically given Shields’ struggles.
QB Jared Goff
If that’s not a coming out party for QB Jared Goff, I don’t know what else he can do. He’s been ELITE (that’s right, I said it) and is going toe to toe with Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes for MVP at the quarter pole of the 2018 season.
We’ve all suffered through the Jeff Fisher years so let’s not analyze too much here. Let’s enjoy this moment.
RB Todd Gurley
Gurley had a great evening. He went for 150 yards from scrimmage and a receiving TD, which would normally be extraordinary. But this is Just Todd Gurley so it seemed......ordinary. This was Jared Goff’s show all night, but let’s not forget the role that Gurley continues to play in Goff’s development.