The Los Angeles Ram went to war in prime time against the Seattle Seahawks and left their foe mangled and bloody. The final score read 28-12.
Offensively, the Rams looked like the team of old — moving the ball effortlessly in the second half. So well oiled that the team had a 17-point lead at the midpoint.
Defensively, Wade Phillip’s unit completely dominated — smothering Russell Wilson to the point of asphyxiation.
For a refresher, here is the initial players to watch. Aaaaanndddd, here is the revisit:
Rams Players to Watch
DT Aaron Donald
Aaron and the rest of the defensive front did their muhfuckin’ thang against Russell Wilson and Seattle’s front. The Rams’ front seven constantly pressured and harassed Wilson. EDGEs Dante Fowler Jr. (1.5 sacks) and Samson Ebukam (two sacks) both brought the heat.
The man himself, was active as hell... as always. He finished the night with the stat sheet looking like this: two total tackles, on sack, one tackle for a loss, four QB hits.
OT Bobby Evans/Rob Havenstein
Johnson Evans started yet gain for the injured Rob H. The rookie has found a home of sorts on the right side. He has played strong next to his fellow draft mate, David Edwards.
QB Jared Goff
‘Twas a tale of two Jared’s.
A tale of two halves.
On the first, Jared was magical, with surgical touch.
Then two warts — interceptions (one for a defensive TD) — thwarted his stellar night.
RB Todd Gurley
Productive Todd is a good Todd. The fifth-year running back did not rush for much yards — 79 yards on the ground — but he did tack on 34 more receiving yards. His rushing TD run was also a hard-nosed beaut.
CB Jalen Ramsey
What can be said about Jalen? Dude does his own thing, goes by the beat of his own drum. He was there for key coverage situations — blanketing his receiver. He was also front and center when a tackle needed to be made, ending up with four.