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Random Ramsdom: Puka Nacua won NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 12/28/23

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If you saw the picture for the article, then you probably put together that Puka Nacua won NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 16 performance against the New Orleans Saints. Nacua has been crushing it. With CJ Stroud hurt, that has opened the door for Nacua to have a real shot at winning Offensive Rookie of the Year. There’s two weeks left, but do you think Puka should win offensive rookie of the year? I feel like we do need to see if Stroud comes back and how he does to close out the season. Either way Nacua is having a terrific season that has not ended yet. Can he keep it up?

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Rams WR Puka Nacua, Browns WR Amari Cooper highlight Players of the Week (nfl.com)

“Nacua’s stellar rookie campaign saw perhaps its finest performance in the Rams’ 30-22 Thursday night win over the New Orleans Saints. Nacua came up huge with nine receptions for 164 yards and a 2-yard touchdown catch. Nacua also chipped in on special teams with an onside kick recovery and in the running game, rushing for 16 yards, including a first-down carry that allowed L.A. to run out the clock on the win.”

NFL Week 17 odds, picks: Rams continue playoff surge in New York; Panthers, Cardinals cover on the road (cbssports)

“The Giants are making the switch from Tommy DeVito to Tyrod Taylor for this matchup, so this line could move a bit, but I like the Rams to win this game handily. Sean McVay’s team has been a road favorite twice already this year and has covered in both instances with an average margin of victory sitting at 14.5 points. L.A. is currently the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff picture and needs this game to keep pace, so the motivation is there to make this cross-country trip a success. The Rams have also been one of the hottest offenses in the league to close out the year, averaging 6.2 yards per play over the last three weeks (second best in the NFL). The Giants are allowing 6.7 yards per pass attempt this year (20th), so Matthew Stafford should be able to continue his resurgence this season as well. In the last five games, Stafford has a 114.2 passer rating and has thrown more passing touchdowns (14) than any other QB, while committing just one interception. L.A. is the superior team and should win this matchup by a touchdown.”

The LA Rams have 2 games to prove that they can win on the road (ramblinfan)

“Four of the five Rams victories after the BYE have come at SoFi Stadium, their home field The only victory that has come for the Rams since the BYE has been a win against the Arizona Cardinals. The only other road game so far was the heartbreaking loss on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on the road. And that loss went into overtime.

LA Rams need to travel well to win playoff games

The San Francisco 49ers (11-4) have locked up the NFC West Division Title for 2023. That means that the Rams will be playing all of their games on the road in postseason competition. The trouble is that the Rams will end the season with two consecutive road games.”