Kicker Greg Zuerlein had a career day for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys by connecting on seven field goals.
In what turned out to be one of the biggest surprises from Week 4, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off a huge surprise win on the road by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 35-30 to improve to 3-1 on the season. All of a sudden, the Rams are finally earning the respect they deserve since the team ranks at the top of the league at the moment by averaging 35.5 points per game.
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When seeing how the two teams compared on paper, it was easy to understand why Los Angeles was originally considered heavy underdogs against Dallas, and while there were plenty of key factors behind the victory, kicker Greg Zuerlein deserves plenty of credit for his performance. Believe it or not, Zuerlein set a franchise record for the Rams by converting on all seven field goal attempts, with the kicker’s longest coming from 49 yards.
For fantasy football owners with Zuerlein in their lineup this weekend, chances are he made it a lot easier to pull off the win. But from Los Angeles’ perspective, Sunday’s performance against the Cowboys showed the team made the right decision in the offseason to reward Zuerlein with a new three-year deal.
After seeing how many issues some teams are having across the league when it comes to finding a reliable kicker, the Rams should consider themselves lucky to see everything work out the way it has with Zuerlein this season. Because let’s not forget, there were some concerns last year during training camp when it came to whether Zuerlein was the right fit for this team, but luckily that’s no longer a concern for Los Angeles.