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Rams News: Where does LA rank in stopping 4th down attempts?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 10/29/21

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams rank fourth in stopping opposing teams fourth down attempts. The defense led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey has denied opponents on 10 of 15 fourth down attempts allowing only 33% of attempts to convert.

Watch: Here are candidates for the top three fourth down stops.

Rams vs Lions

Against the Lions in the third quarter while down by one 16-17, Detroit attempts a fourth and one. The Lions line up in a tight formation with one wide split to the left and D’Andre Swift as the lone back behind Jared Goff. Goff starts under center and hands off to the right with Swift running right at Aaron Donald. The hole is plugged and Swift is forced left where Greg Gaines, Terrell Lewis, and Kenny Young are there to meet him behind the line of scrimmage for the stop.

Rams vs Colts

Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts faced a fourth down in the first quarter against the Rams while one yard away from a touchdown and a chance to score first in the game. Wentz lined up under center with three tight ends tight to the right and one single back. On the snap, Wentz did a poor play fake to the right and immediately had Leonard Floyd in his face. Wentz attempted to shake Floyd but failed and was sacked for a turnover on downs.

Rams vs Seahawks

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks also made the mistake of attempting to convert a first down against the Rams in the first quarter of a scoreless game. The Seahawks were at the 30 yard line facing a fourth and two. Wilson lined up under center with three tight ends off the tackles and one single back. On the snap he hands to Alex Collins who runs right into Aaron Donald in the A Gap. Negative one yard gain. Turnover on downs.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Ernest Jones: “Always make sure I’m preparing like I’m the starter” (Rams.com)

From the Podium: Kevin O’Connell, Raheem Morris, and Aaron Donald talk Texans defense, Ernest Jones, more (Rams.com)

Why the LA Rams cannot overlook the Houston Texans (RamblinFan)

Rams injury report: Jalen Ramsey misses practice with illness (RamsWire)

Watch: Breakdown of Stafford to Kupp 59 yard gain on 3rd down vs Lions (Youtube)

NFL NEWS:

2021 NFL season, Week 8: What we learned from Packers’ win over Cardinals on Thursday night (NFL.com)

Dak Prescott unsure if he’ll play Sunday: ‘I don’t want this to linger past this week’ (NFL.com)

Report: Roger Goodell was paid nearly $128M after navigating league through labor peace, media deals in last two years (ESPN)

2021 NFL trade deadline: One deal that each team should make; 32 scenarios for buyers and sellers (CBSsports)