Despite an end result that isn’t ever what you want to come away with on a Sunday, the Rams had plenty of excellent performances from its’ best players, which can help ease the pain. I mean, it’s better than a loss that included your stars getting waxed from start to finish, but I guess that’s just splitting hairs when they weren’t the winning squad.
Regardless, let’s focus on the positives. Here are my top-three performances by Rams players against the Buffalo Bills.
1.) RB Darrell Henderson - 20 carries, 114 rushing yards, one touchdown / one reception, six yards
Regardless if Sean McVay wants to have a backfield rotation or not, Henderson if doing his best to assert that he’s the guy to lead this ground game going forward.
In his last two games after missing being limited in the opener, Henderson has carried the ball 32 times for 195 yards. I think that’s pretty good, if you ask me. His performance over the past two weeks is looking more and more like the type of player he was at Memphis that made Sean McVay fall in love with him prior to the 2019 draft.
Darrell Henderson puts the @RamsNFL ahead in Buffalo! #RamsHouse— NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2020
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If I had to put money on it, I believe Cam Akers will miss one more game with that rib injury that didn’t sound too good last time we checked in on him. If that’s the case, Henderson has one more excellent opportunity against the winless Giants this coming Sunday.
2.) WR Cooper Kupp - Nine receptions, 107 yards, one touchdown
Just another solid outing from Kupp on Sunday with another game over the century mark with a score. He’s currently tied with Chicago’s Allen Robinson for 12th in the NFL with 18 catches on the season while also sitting tied 19th along with Buffalo’s Cole Beasley at 228 receiving yards.
Through three weeks, Kupp looks to be Jared Goff’s most-consistent target in the passing game and I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.
3.) DT Aaron Donald - Six tackles, three tackles-for-loss, two sacks, fumble recovery
When it comes to their star defender, Rams fans might as well trademark the saying, “Another day, another Donald” which could be used whenever the two-time Defensive Player of the Year has a phenomenal performance, which happens to be quite often.
Donald notched a pair of takedowns against Josh Allen, who is no slouch to bring down, in general. His biggest play of the day was when he went full beast mode by strip-sacking Allen before recovering the turnover on his own.
Aaron Donald threw Josh Allen down, forced a fumble and recovered it.— ESPN (@espn) September 27, 2020