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Los Angeles Rams 12, Pittsburgh Steelers 17: Bye bye

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The Rams came out of the bye unable to muster anything on offense. And it may have ended their season.

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley looks on from the sidelines unable to play due to a load management plan during the second quarter of the Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nov. 10, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley looks on from the sidelines unable to play due to a load management plan during the second quarter of the Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nov. 10, 2019.
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The Los Angeles Rams’ offense is broken.

From QB Jared Goff to RB Todd Gurley to the O-line to HC Sean McVay.

It’s just broken.

And today it cost them a game and perhaps the 2019 season.

The Rams lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10, 12-17. It was a contested, complex, convoluted affair. There’s going to be a lot to cover because the Rams might have to win out now to make the playoffs which is a pretty preposterous suggestion tonight. Ultimately, the focus comes down to the offense and how completely inept they were.

The Rams were gifted a defensive touchdown 14 seconds into the game today. Over the remaining 59:46, they scored a field goal and a safety. And that was it. They refused to lean into Gurley who, per Head Coach Sean McVay, definitely isn’t on any kind of pitch count but didn’t play the first two drives of the fourth quarter and didn’t touch the ball in the latter two. They shuffled the offensive line after weeks of shuffling the offensive line because the offensive line hasn’t been good enough to keep Goff clean against half-decent teams and hasn’t been good enough to consistently open holes for the running backs who aren’t (not) on a load management plan.

There’s not a lot to like coming out of this game despite the positives (and there were many) from the defense.

The 2019 Los Angeles Rams are 5-4.