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Random Ramsdom: Kyren Williams took 100% of RB snaps in latest loss

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 9/26/23

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The Los Angeles Rams lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. It was a bizarre game for LA where their offense didn’t look worthless, but it certainly wasn’t as good as we saw the first couple weeks of the NFL season. Apparently Kyren Williams took every snap at RB for the Rams in this frustrating loss.

Do you expect more of a RB rotation going forward or is Kyren the dude?

Also Sean McVay apparently took the time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Rich Eisen and I did not find the entire interview, but I did find this clip below and thought it’d be worth sharing.

Are you glad McVay stuck around? I sure am, even after the heartbreaking loss yesterday. Thanks for checking out today’s links and please comment on anything you want! Have a great day.

Bengals sluggish but defense grinds out Monday night win over Rams (espn.com)

“If they wanted to avoid starting the season in a massive hole, they needed to beat the Los Angeles Rams with quarterback Joe Burrow playing on an injured right calf. That’s exactly what the Bengals did against the Rams, showing the same type of resolve that has been on display in the team’s deep postseason runs the last two seasons.

Despite a rocky start that featured some boos from the home crowd, the Bengals offense got rolling late and Burrow did enough to sustain drives and score points. The defense, which was gashed at times, pressured Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford in key spots, forced two big turnovers and kept Los Angeles out of the end zone until the final moments.

Winning the AFC North for a third straight year will be a challenge after the Bengals dropped two divisional games to start. But the prime-time win at Paycor Stadium — and Burrow’s improved health — gives the Bengals hope that their lofty goals are attainable.”

Bengals elevate QB Reid Sinnett from practice squad ahead of MNF game vs. Rams (wlwt.com)

“Quarterback Reid Sinnett, who just signed back to the Bengals’ practice squad late last week, and tight end Tanner Hudson have been elevated to the active roster.

Sinnett, a second-year player out of the University of San Diego, was on the Bengals’ roster during training camp and preseason before being waived on Aug. 29. He played in the preseason finale on Aug. 26 at Washington, completing six of 11 passes for 77 yards and a TD for a passer rating of 107.0.

Sinnett now joins Joe Burrow and Jake Browning as quarterbacks on the Bengals roster.”

2023 NFL season, Week 3: What We Learned from Sunday’s games (nfl.com)

“Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:

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L.A. Rams Star Cooper Kupp Lists Off-Season Oregon Home With Training Facility For $3.5 Million (forbes.com)

“Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is selling his 4-acre Oregon home and personal training facility for $3.5 million. Kupp is ready to part with the property outside Portland, where he trained hard and went on to be named most valuable player in the 2022 Super Bowl.

Kupp, 30, lives with his wife, Anna, and three young sons in the gated home with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The indoor athletic training facility—a.k.a. “the barn”—became one of the property’s most coveted spaces for the NFL champ.

“Our family made a lot of incredible memories in that home but, man, that barn really is special,” Kupp said in an email. “I did the majority of my off-season prep there in the lead-up to our Super Bowl season. Also, and maybe, more importantly, I got to make memories with my family running around and playing on that turf. We’ll never forget it.”

Was it worth the wait?

Will the Bengals beat the Rams? ‘Madden 24’ predicts Monday Night Football blowout (cincinnati.com)

“The Rams jumped out fast, scoring a touchdown on their first possession. Burrow then threw a pick-six about 10 seconds later, giving LA a 14-0 lead. Both squads sank a field goal each in the second quarter, making it 17-3 at halftime, but the Rams added to their lead in the third, scoring two more touchdowns and taking a commanding 31-3 lead.

It wasn’t until garbage time when the Bengals scored their first TD, as Burrow found Ja’Marr Chase from 10 yards out with 2:46 left.

The Rams won 31-10, led by Matthew Stafford, who completed 91% of his passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Zach Evans added 99 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while tight end Tyler Higbee had eight catches for 73 yards and a TD.

Burrow went 18-of-26 through the air for 163 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Joe Mixon gained 13 rushing yards on five carries, and Chase had six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.”

Can be interesting to see simulations for games. Was the Madden simulation right about anything? Doesn’t seem like it.