The Los Angeles Rams beat the Atlanta Hawks by a simple four focuses on Sunday in a game that felt like they ought to have been won by no less than two scores. They held Atlanta to 261 absolute yards, got off the field protectively 70% of the time on third down and just dedicated three punishments.
However, they still just won by four after almost blowing a 28-3 lead in the last part.
The only thing that is in any way important is the Rams are 1-1 following fourteen days, beating the Birds of prey 31-27 in Week 2 – by and large because of Cooper Kupp, the hostile line and a grip play by Jalen Ramsey.
Stud: Cobie Durant
Have a day, newbie. Durant stepped in for the harmed Troy Slope in the subsequent quarter and immediately had an effect in the optional. He took out Marcus Mariota on a dropped pass by Cordarrelle Patterson, returning it 52 yards to set up the Rams’ third score.
The in the last part, Durant came through again with a major play on safeguard. He fired Mariota on an ideal rush from the opening. He was dynamic in Week 1 yet didn’t play a snap, so this is his most memorable NFL activity. Not a terrible introduction for the new kid on the block.
Stud: Cooper Kupp
Kupp hushed up on the initial two drives of the game, not seeing a solitary pass tossed his direction. Then, at that point, he typically woke up with a Cooper Kupp-like execution. He wrapped up with 11 gets for 108 yards and two scores, one more incredible appearance from the Rams’ No. 1 recipient.
He hasn’t missed a stage from last year’s memorable mission and there’s not a great explanation to accept he can’t keep it up for another season.
Stud: Tyler Higbee
Higbee was a well known focus for Stafford in this one. He got seven passes for 71 yards, evading protectors to get significant yards after the catch. To the surprise of no one, he was dependable as a blocker which is a misjudged piece of his game.
That is two weeks straight he’s considered a lot of activity to be a recipient in the Rams offense.
Studs: Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr.
Akers is by all accounts out of Sean McVay’s doghouse. He conveyed it only multiple times in Week 1, yet he got 17 contacts in this success over the Birds of prey, adding up to 62 yards. He showed very great burst out of the backfield and made several pleasant maneuvers to make safeguards miss, featured by his evade after Mykal Walker had a free shot on him destitute.
Henderson just got 10 contacts, all conveys, and found the middle value of a solid 4.7 yards for each convey with one score. The pair scrambled for 91 yards on 25 conveys, a greatly improved day than the one they had in Week 1.
Stud: Ernest Jones
Ernest Jones simply continues to appear. He pursued down Mariota on a scramble to the outside and had 12 handles, with one of those going for a misfortune. He’s the quicker linebacker among him and Bobby Wagner, yet the blend of the two has truly helped the center of the Rams guard.
He will be a major piece of the protection the entire season, similarly as everybody anticipated that he should be in Year 2.
Stud: Coleman Shelton
Shelton nearly is more appealing at focus than he does at right watchman, not that the Rams can roll out that improvement forever. He played very well instead of Brian Allen, clearing large running paths in the center. Furthermore, he was going toward Grady Jarrett in pass security which is certainly not a simple matchup.
It’s unmistakable the Rams will be fine at focus until Allen returns. Presently it’s tied in with sorting out the right watchman spot with Tremayne Anchrum Jr. going down.
Failure: David Long Jr.
Long hasn’t gotten off to an excellent beginning this season, and it could cost him his spot in the setup in the event that Durant continues to play the manner in which he did. He was called for pass impedance against Kyle Pitts, which cost the Rams 36 yards. He likewise missed a tackle on Cordarrelle Patterson’s 10-yard run prior in the game.
Failure: Aaron Donald
It’s rare Donald is viewed as a failure, however he didn’t have his name called a lot of in this game. He got done with 2 handles, no sacks and didn’t create a lot of strain like he typically does. The Rams as a group didn’t do a ton to pressure Mariota, with two of their sacks coming from Bobby Wagner and Durant on rushes.
He came through when the Rams required him most, forcing Mariota into the capture attempt by Jalen Ramsey to seal the game.
Flop: Extraordinary groups
Whether it was Riley Dixon taking excessively lengthy to dropkick the ball or a miscommunication by the insurance unit, the drop-kicking bunch almost cost the Rams the game by permitting a kick to get impeded and returned for a score.
That was Dixon’s just dropkick of the evening, however the return unit wasn’t generally excellent by the same token. Brandon Powell had insignificant space and had only one opening shot return for 15 yards, with a dropkick return that lost 1 yard.
Some in the middle between: Jalen Ramsey and Matthew Stafford
There was some great and some awful from Ramsey and Stafford on Sunday. We should begin with Ramsey, who was called for pass obstruction subsequent to getting beat profound and furthermore seemed to blow his task on Olamide Zaccheaus’ score, leaving him completely open. Be that as it may, he compensated for it by taking out Mariota to seal the success.
Stafford made a few remarkable tosses, including his most memorable score pass to Kupp and one more that acquired 20 yards to No. 10. He likewise tossed two additional captures and nearly had a third in the end zone when the Rams were on the 1-yard line.