The common sentiments we’ve all been hearing about the Rams, especially around their bye week, have been that this team needs to find a way to play up to their potential on more consistent week-to-week basis. Their defense is currently second in the NFL in points allowed per game with 19.0 and total yards allowed with 291.9 per outing.
On the flip side, the offense is ranked 21st in points scored per game with 24.1 despite also being 6th in the NFL in total offensive yards per game with 396.4.
The defense has played well enough to make up for the lack of fireworks on offense, but that trend cannot last the whole season. Per Rams ESPN beat writer Lindsey Thiry, the offensive inconsistency is still the Rams’ biggest question mark heading into the second half of the season.
Here’s what she had to say about the matter early Wednesday morning
“Can the offense produce at a consistently high level? The Rams entered a Week 9 bye with a sour taste in their mouths after Brian Flores and the Dolphins effectively shut down Goff and the Rams’ offense. Flores’ scheme pressured Goff into several errant passes — if he was able to get the ball off at all. Going forward, the Rams must find a way to solve the zero pressures the Dolphins presented, knowing it’s likely future opponents will use that game as a blueprint to slow Sean McVay’s scheme. Can Goff return to the level of play he demonstrated through the first five games of the season?”
Ahead of this week’s matchup with the Seahawks, what are all of your opinions on what the squeaky wheel could be within the Rams’ offense? Let us know in the comments below.
Now for today’s links.
Stu Jackson gives fans a first look at their Week 10 opponent (TheRams.com)
Stu Jackson rounds up the placement of the Rams in various power rankings (TheRams.com)
The Rams made a few roster transactions (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter gives readers three reasons why Van Jefferson is set to break out (Ramblin’ Fan)
The NFL has agreed to a contingency plan to expand the playoffs to 16 teams should any meaningful games get canceled due to the coronavirus (ESPN)
Jamey Eisenberg discusses Week 9 waiver wire pickups (CBS Sports)
Josh Edwards ranks the NFL’s top-10 rookies after Week 9 (CBS Sports)
Jeremy Fowler and a collection of NFL execs look back at the offseason and discuss the best and worst moves from 2020 (ESPN)
The NFL has agreed to reward franchises for signing and developing minority front office staff members (Bleacher Report)
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook is making an unlikely run at the league’s MVP (Pro Football Talk)