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Rams-Colts INSTANT REACTION SHOW: WIN!

Despite a few errors, LA had plenty of positives in this Week 2 road win

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The LA Rams are 2-0 following their 27-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday! Though it wasn’t a perfect game for the Rams by any means, it is always good to work out your issues during a win and not a loss.

Here are 10 instant notes on the game:

  • Matthew Stafford looks great and the interception was caused by a fingertip deflection at the offensive line, for what that’s worth
  • Darrell Henderson left with a rib injury and did not return
  • Sony Michel had 10 carries for 46 yards in his first real chance to play with the Rams
  • Cooper Kupp’s 163 yards is the second-highest total of his career and he’s already matched his 2020 touchdown total (3)
  • Leonard Floyd should have had more sacks
  • The Rams offensive line did pretty good, allowing one sack (on a whiff by Andrew Whitworth, which can happen) and three QB hits, two by DeForest Buckner
  • LA’s run defense held Jonathan Taylor to 51 yards on 15 carries
  • Why not more opportunities for the depth receivers? Van Jefferson had one catch and one drop on three targets, DeSean Jackson was nowhere to be seen
  • Tyler Higbee only had one catch for eight yards on one target, so he may not be a part of the “every week” plan
  • Aaron Donald didn’t have a sack but he had three QB hits and was no less a big part of the Rams getting three sacks, three tackles for a loss, and 11 QB hits

Blane Dydasco and I spoke about the game immediately following the end for another episode of the Turf Show Times INSTANT REACTION podcast. Subscribe for regular RAMS updates in your podcast app.

And check out last week’s episode with ESPN’s Mina Kimes: