The Thursday night game in which the Los Angeles Rams defeated their division rival Seattle Seahawks in their home stadium was a roller coaster with highs and lows. Here’s a recap of the swings that was prime time football NFC West style.
LOW - On the opening kickoff, rookie returner Tutu Atwell, drafted as the Rams first pick in the draft, falls to the turf without any defenders involved. It looks worse because the ball also pops out and scoot ten yards by itself until out of bounds.
HIGH - Aaron Donald pressures Russell Wilson and it results in a 3rd down stop which LA struggled with in the previous game.
LOW - Matthew Stafford misfires twice in the first quarter not connecting with open receivers.
HIGH - Seattle attempts to convert a fourth down and short but the Ram defense denies by stuffing the run.
LOW - After a good drive into the red zone courtesy of Robert Woods, Van Jefferson drops the touchdown shot and then Stafford follows by throwing an interception in the end zone to end the drive.
HIGH - Jalen Ramsey tips a pass attempt perfectly into the air to set up a Troy Reeder interception.
LOW - In the red area, DK Metcalf beats a high low coverage, Ramsey and Taylor Rapp for a Touchdown.
HIGH - Rams put together a 14 play drive leveraging the Run game with Sony Michel and Darrell Henderson Jr that ends with a field goal.
HIGH Continued - DeSean Jackson beats the defense for a 68 yard catch from Stafford that takes the Rams into the red area and Henderson runs it in for a touchdown.
HIGH Continues - Rams offense drives again, heavily run based, and Stafford hits Tyler Higbee for a touchdown.
LOW - Rookie cornerback Robert Rochell is beat by DK Metcalf for a touchdown.
HIGH - Rams drive hitting Woods and Kupp and then Michel punches it in from the one yard line.
HIGH FOR THE WIN - On the last chance drive by Seattle, safety Nick Scott comes away with an interception to make it a Win for the Rams.
Through adversity, the Rams demonstrate the ability to stick together, stay focused and come away with a win on the road against a NFC West rival.
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