The voting for this years Pro Bowl players are under way and the Los Angeles Rams have a few names that should make the cut (assuming they’re not playing in Super Bowl LVI the following weekend at SoFi, of course!).
Aaron Donald should be selected for the Pro Bowl for this season, which would make it eight Pro Bowls in as many years playing. After 10 games, Donald has six sacks, 45 tackles and nine tackles for a loss. But the most telling data is shown on the below posted graph from ESPN that shows Donald as both the leader in highest percentage of double teams faced, and owning the highest percentage pass rush win rate — it’s not even close. He should also be considered for DPOY again.
Aaron Donald is still king.— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) November 20, 2021
Double-team rate as a pass rushing defensive tackle (x) by pass rush win rate as a defensive tackle (y). pic.twitter.com/sB2T5rU1DF
Kupp has won NFC Offensive Player of the Month twice and has led the league in receptions, yards, and touchdowns for the first half of the season. He has 85 catches for 1,141 yards and 10 touchdowns. This would be his first selection to the Pro Bowl since entering the league in 2017.
Ramsey was voted as the best cornerback in the league by a few different analysts coming into the season and he has not disappointed. He has three interceptions to go along with his 50 tackles and eight tackles for a loss. This would be his fifth Pro Bowl selection.
Stafford has played at an MVP level for the first eight games and has only in the last two weeks hit a dip in his performance. But if he can get right and break his current skid of giving the ball away twice in each of the last two games, it would be right to vote the Rams quarterback to the pro bowl for the second time in his career after his first selection in 2014. He has thrown for 3,014 yards and 24 touchdowns this season and eight interceptions.
And now for today’s links:
Top five plays from Rams’ defense from first 10 weeks of 2021 season (Rams.com)
Let’s chat about LA Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (RamblinFan)
Rams’ updated win total odds after 10 games (RamsWire)
Odell Beckham Jr. chose Rams despite Seahawks making strongest offer initially (RamsWire)
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) added to injury report again, questionable vs. Bears (NFL.com)
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger activated from reserve/COVID-19 list, to start vs. Chargers (NFL.com)
Titans place Bud Dupree on injured reserve with abdominal injury (PFT)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rule out Antonio Brown for Monday Night Football (ESPN)