In the first game in their new stadium, the Rams won a close one over the Dallas Cowboys, who arguably have one of the best offenses in the entire NFL. But a close win is still a win. It counts all the same in the win column.
CBS Sports’ John Breech dished out letter grades for each team that played on Sunday, and the Rams aced their first test of the year. Breech graded their performance against the Cowboys with an A+, and rightfully deserved.
Here’s what he had to say about his grade for the Rams:
“Yes, they were at home, but everything else about this game suggested they would be Week 1 fodder for the high-powered Cowboys. Not so. Sean McVay had a pitch-perfect script to keep Jared Goff comfortable. The O-line handled Dallas with relative ease. Malcolm Brown was a revelation as the unofficial RB1. And both Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey proved that all you need is a few play-makers to swing things on “D.” Huge win for this club.”
A win is a win. Close ones matter just as blowouts in the win column.
The Rams are 1-0 and that’s a great reason to celebrate on this Monday.
Now for today’s links.
Highlights from the Rams win over the Cowboys on SNF (TheRams.com)
Check out the postgame comments from McVay. Goff, and Donald after last night’s game (TheRams.com)
Rookie S Jordan Fuller enjoyed a phenomenal debut last night (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva discusses what we learned from the Rams’ RB situation after last night (The Rams Wire)
Bill Barnwell hands out 13 awards for QBs in week one (ESPN)
ESPN Staff compiled all the notable takeaways from Sunday’s games (ESPN)
Were the 49ers exposed in Week 1? (Bleacher Report)
John Breech gives each team a letter grade for their performance on Sunday (CBS Sports)
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew says the young players “got that swag about them” (NFL.com)
The President called football “boring as hell” last night (ProFootballTalk)