It what was probably the most-necessary win of the season, the Rams defense stepped up to the challenge and came away successful against the NFL’s top-scoring team, holding the Seahawks to less than half of their usual weekly production.
For their efforts, John Breech of CBS Sports rightfully awarded the Rams with a “A” grade in their 23-16 victory on Sunday afternoon.
This was a fantastic win for the Rams. Jared Goff threw the ball efficiently all game, which is a given against the Seahawks but a nice development after he struggled so badly in the team’s previous game. The running backs all capitalized on the scoring opportunities provided by the passing game. The defense forced Russell Wilson into three turnovers and held the Seahawks to just one touchdown on three red zone trips. Plus, the Rams jumped the Seahawks in the standings. This went about as well as possible.
The best case scenario would have been a win over the Seahawks and a Cardinals loss to the Bills, but at least the Rams got the more important of the two accomplished. With a 1-1 record in the division, they’re second still behind the Cards in the NFC West, but that’s still better than Seattle who now sits at 1-2 in the division.
The now 6-3 Rams will head to Tampa Bay to face the 7-2 Bucs before a home game against the 4-6 49ers.
Now for today’s links.
The Rams defense came to play against the NFL’s top-scoring offense (TheRams.com)
Check out the latest comments from the postgame podium (TheRams.com)
Tareq Rafiq highlights just how needed this win was (Ramblin’ Fan)
Andrew Whitworth to land on IR after MCL injury (The Rams Wire)
The Cardinals beat the Bills on an epic Hail Mary (ESPN)
David Bakhtiari became the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history (ESPN)
The Ravens lost TE Nick Boyle for the season (ESPN)
John Breech hands out letter grades for each team’s Week 10 performance (CBS Sports)
What we learned from NFL’s Week 10 slate (NFL.com)