Like every Monday, I’m here with the latest game grade given to the Rams by CBS Sports’ John Breech.
This week , the Rams earned a solid “C” for their performance in a 23-20 loss to the 49ers. This one came down to the wire, and for a team that turned it over as much as they did, they could be considered lucky that it even came down to a field goal, at all.
“When you commit four turnovers, you seldom win the game,’ SAID BREECH. “That was the case for the Rams, who on Sunday tied a season-high for turnovers committed. Aside from the turnovers, the Rams struggled to establish the run while also struggling to stop the 49ers’ run during the game’s first 20 minutes. While the Rams eventually figured out the run on both sides of the ball, their struggles early on allowed the 49ers to build a 17-3 lead. Los Angeles really struggled to get anyone going on offense with the exception of Robert Woods, who caught seven passes for 80 yards. Cooper Kupp, who didn’t catch a pass during the first half, finished with just 41 yards on two receptions. The Rams did receive a stellar performance from Aaron Donald, whose sack of Nick Mullens a series after his forced fumble helped set up a Cam Akers touchdown. Donald’s forced fumble on Raheem Mostert moments earlier set up Troy Hill’s fumble return for a score that almost propelled the Rams to the win.”
The Cardinals loss to the Patriots helps out the Rams, but a win for the Seahawks on Monday night would solidify Seattle as the first place team in the division. Ahead of next week’s matchup with the Cardinals, the Rams may need to intensely study the Patriots film to figure out how New England managed to hold Kyler Murray to zero touchdowns on the day.
Now for today’s links.
Stu Jackson recaps the 23-20 loss to the Rams (TheRams.com)
Listen to the latest comments from the postgame podium (TheRams.com)
Deebo Samuel trolls Aaron Donald after loss (The Rams Wire)
Tareq Rafiq says Jared Goff is officially a problem (Ramblin’ Fan)
Week 12 overreactions (ESPN)
NFL Nation discusses Week 12 takeaways (ESPN)
Kyle Shanahan is frustrated with new Santa Clara ban (ESPN)
The NFL Staff highlights Week 12’s winners and losers (Bleacher Report)
John Breech hands out letter grades to each team (CBS Sports)
Ravens-Steelers remains set for Tuesday night (Pro Football Talk)