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LA Rams 31, Arizona Cardinals 9: McVay gets his team back on track

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The Rams took advantage of a 3-11 Cardinals team to right the ship after back to back losses

Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jared Goff wasn’t spectacular, but he got back on track after an early strip sack that can be easily attributed to a missed blocking assignment by new acquisition C.J. Anderson - though Anderson redeemed himself with a massive day on the ground.

Aaron Donald broke the sack record for defensive tackles and could feasibly push for Michael Strahan’s record next week. It’s probably a good thing he’s accustomed to double and triple teams at this point.... he could be one of a select few starters who get significant playing time next week

The rest of the defense finally stood up as well. Ndomukong Suh had some good plays and Cory Littleton had a nice deflection as well as some clutch tackles. In addition to holding David Johnson to 3.5 yards per carry, the Rams shored up the pass D and held Josh Rosen under 50% completion percentage.

The Rams finally dominated in a way you expect an 11-3 team to dominate a 3-11 team in week 16 and moved a step closer to earning a bye week.

Sure it was against inferior competition, but Sean McVay’s Rams did what they had to do in order to allow fans to breath a little easier over the holiday.