Game Recap: Rams lose as Redskins push around LA’s defense

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Kendall Fuller
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Kendall Fuller /

The Los Angeles Rams would draw even with their season record, going to 1-1 after losing 27-20 to the Washington Redskins.

Los Angeles Rams fans, at least those who showed up, saw an offense do everything they could to keep a remarkably bad LA run defense in the game.

That’s right, a bad Rams run defense.

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Aaron Donald, back from his holdout, anchored a porous Los Angeles defense that the Washington Redskins scrimmaged against all afternoon in the Coliseum, as they would beat the Rams 27-20.

Quarterback Jared Goff would play a solid game. The second year QB went 15 of 25 for 224 yards, one touchdown and an interception at the 1:44 mark in the fourth quarter, that would seal the win for the Redskins, their first of the 2017 season.

Overall, if you were wondering about the Rams offense coming back to earth after a stellar performance in Week 1, you weren’t disappointed. Outside of Goff’s pick late in the fourth, LA showed more consistency than not.

Running back Todd Gurley had 88 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown, while also catching 3 passes for 48 yards.. Tight end Gerald Everett also had a solid game with 3 receptions for 95 yards.  Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp also had a solid day. Watkins would catch 2 passes for 30 yards, while Kupp had 3 catches for 33.

But the story in Week 2 was the Rams defense that labored all day against the Washington running game. The Redskins would rush for 229 yards, while passing for another 156, while showing the ability to move the ball pretty much at will against Wade Phillips‘ defense.

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McVay’s offense would scratch back to tie the game at 20-20 in the fourth, but his defense could not get a stop late when it needed to.

Los Angeles will regroup on a short week, as they head out on the first road test of the season. Traveling up the coast to Levi Stadium, as they face the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.