The Los Angeles Rams dropped their second game in a row taking a two loss streak into the bye week. The Rams lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football 31-10. For the second consecutive game the Rams start by giving away two key turnovers that lead to touchdowns to put the Rams behind early.
Here are three takeaways from the Rams week ten loss to the 49ers.
MATTHEW STAFFORD STRUGGLES
Stafford threw for 26 completions on 41 throws for 243 yards , one touchdown and two interceptions. The two interceptions game early in the game. The first pick preceded an eight minute drive that ended in a 49ers touchdown and the second was a tipped ball of of tight end Tyler Higbee that resulted in a interception touchdown for San Francisco. Stafford seems to be out of rhythm, forcing throws and holding on to the ball too long.
COOPER KUPP HELD OUT OF THE END ZONE
Kupp had 11 catches for 122 yards and zero touchdowns. Kupp currently has 10 touchdowns on the season which is tied for his career high set in 2019. Kupp had a couple of chunk plays but also had a key drop on a third down conversion attempt.
THE DEFENSE GOT RUN ON
The 49ers ran the ball 42 times and the gained a total of 156 rushing yards. They used some misdirection and trap blocking in order open creases while also getting good push against the Rams front. The edge play between Leonard Floyd and Von Miller were better than the broken contains of week nine.
The Rams have a bye week and then return to action at Green Bay against the Packers in week 12.
And now for today’s links:
What we learned from 49ers’ win over Rams on Monday night (NFL.com)
Game Recap: Rams fall to 49ers 31-10 on Monday Night Football (Rams.com)
Jimmy Garoppolo’s passing chart shows 49ers knew exactly how to exploit Rams’ defense (RamsWire)
LA Rams offense falls from highly explosive to a complete embarrassment (RamblinFan)
2022 NFL Draft order: Giants, Jaguars, Jets moving up in top 10 (NFL.com)
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll on officials in shutout loss: ‘They were a huge part of the game’ (NFL.com)
Washington Football Team’s Ron Rivera confirms Chase Young out for NFL season with leg injury (ESPN)
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley practices for first time in more than a month (ESPN)