clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Random Ramsdom 9/21: The Battle Of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers vie for Southern California NFL supremacy

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers to key on Gurley | LA Times

After Arizona was able to hold Todd Gurley to 2.2 YPC, it’s no surprise that San Diego the Chargers will also focus their energies on shutting down the OPOY. Worked out pretty well for the Cardinals, who held the Rams to just 34 points.

Brown returns, but Blythe still poised to start at RG | Rams Official

To the surprise of few, Austin Blythe will likely get the nod at RG on Sunday. He’s played well enough to displace starter Jamon Brown, who now provides some nice depth and experience as a reserve.

Quotes & Notes 9/20/18 | Rams Official

Wade Phillips and Michael Brockers pay respect to Philip Rivers, along with a few other items from the Rams’ official site.

Bolts Can’t Afford to Fall for Rams’ Eye Candy | Chargers Official

I don’t think they’re talking about Rob Havenstein. Whipped by the Chiefs, the Spanos Defectors Chargers will be on the lookout for pre-snap motion, shifts, and tempo changes LA will use to keep them off balance.

Phillips, Rams look to extend scoreless streak against Chargers | Associated Press

SOB received a dozen donuts on his desk on Monday after the Rams’ convincing 34-0 shutout of the Cardinals. It’s not a streak that’s likely to continue, but the scoreless quarter streak now stands at 6.

Addition by subtraction? Dolphins aren’t missing Suh | National Football Post

That’s what every team says when they cut ties with a great player — but through two games, Miami’s run defense has been pretty stout. Former Ram Robert Quinn is also wearing the powder blue on Sundays.

Chargers will still put up points on Rams | BoltBeat

Or at least this fellow thinks so. His key? The unstoppable, thundering force that is the geriatric Antonio Gates. For those of you who enjoy complaining about the writing quality here at TST... well....just read it.

Goff might be going Hollywood, but he’s also a leading man on the field for the Rams | LA Times

In addition to mounting endorsement deals, Goff’s play is on the uptick, despite all the hand-wringing about a couple of under-thrown deep balls or missed windows. If you, like me, are actually rooting for our QB to get better, give this piece a read. It’s startlingly positive.

Q&A with JoJo Natson | Rams Official

Nice chat with the Rams’ latest special teams star, JoJo “GoGo” Natson. Or whatever we decided his nickname is.

Rams’ defense has been brilliant, but Chargers might be able to find a couple holes | Press-Enterprise

Can the Chargers diversify their targets, prevent turnovers, and run the ball? Time will tell. Rich Hammond looks at offensive keys to the game for the visiting San Diegans team from the same city, sort of.

Revisiting the last time the Chargers faced the Los Angeles Rams | BoltBeat

The year was 1994. Chris Miller threw 4 INTs, and a burly running back by the name of Natrone Means rumbled for 95 yards on 23 carries in the battle of San Diego versus Anaheim.