The LA Rams came out victorious in comfortable fashion on Sunday, so much so that Sean McVay was able to bring in John Wolford for a good reason this time. But that’s not how the game looked early, as the Rams the New York Giants by a 3-0 score after the first quarter and that’s why McVay was visibly upset with his offense and himself after the game.
The comments in the first quarter game thread reflected the anger seen in McVay’s postgame press conference, but not necessarily for the same reasons. Here are some of the top comments from Sundays 38-11 win because nobody can re-tell a game better than the fans.
Early on it was the defense, not the offense, that drew the ire of some comments. The Rams allowed a 73-yard drive to open the game, but has often been the case this season, held in the red zone and forced a field goal. LA ranks 9th in red zone defense, allowing 11 touchdowns in 21 trips to the red zone.
The 21 defensive series in the red zone is the ninth-most, but nowhere near as bad as the Seahawks at 27 — most in the NFL.
The Rams also rank 2nd on fourth down defense, allowing three conversions on 12 attempts, and two of those came against the Giants on Sunday with the game well out of reach. It is probably more important to be good (and lucky) on fourth downs than ever before in NFL history.
One thing to potentially watch moving forward is the number of defensive snaps. LA has already played 424 defensive snaps, fourth-most in the NFL. These add up over 17 games and playoffs. Sometimes the Rams need to find ways to get off of the field before the red zone.
Great callout here by Will not be defeated, who is undefeated in his comment about the blocking prowess of Robert Woods. I love pointing out that which doesn’t get pointed out enough. Too many things these days are repeated well beyond the necessary.
The Rams face Jared Goff in Week 7. Detroit Lions head coach was not happy with Goff following Detroit’s blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, saying that the quarterback needs to “step up.”
As MarkLZCran notes, Darrell Henderson has stepped his game up to another level this season and filled in perfectly for Cam Akers.
Terrell Lewis has a sack in three straight games. And he’s tall.
We did not see much of Jacob Harris and unfortunately the Rams received bad news about Jake Funk. He will be out for the rest of the season with a torn hamstring.
LA went from trailing 3-0 after one quarter to pulling the starters by the last quarter. Has that ever happened before? This is thanks to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter, which is the biggest point margin of any quarter for any team this season. It matches the biggest quarter for any team from last season, which was done by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.