Rams storylines for Week 6 at Jacksonville

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 08: Aaron Donald
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 08: Aaron Donald /

After the Rams outlasted the San Francisco 49ers in an epic Thursday night game 41-39, Wade Phillips was looking at a defense who couldn’t stop either the Washington Redskins or the Niners in consecutive games. Adjustments were made at halftime in Dallas, allowing the Rams to come back, and get a win on the road. And in a loss to Seattle, the veteran defensive coordinator looks to have righted the ship.

Given the fact that offensive production will be at a premium in Jacksonville, the Los Angeles defense will have to hold the line and hope the Rams offense can find enough points against an equally stingy Jags defense.

Now this makes sense.

Coming into the 2017 season, the anticipation was that the LA defense would probably carry the Rams offense, however, through four games, that really hadn’t been the case, and still may not be.

Against both Dallas and Seattle, Sean McVay had to rely on his special teams, specifically Greg Zuerlein.

Zuerlein proved mortal last week going 1-1 in field goal attempts.

Given what Jacksonville displayed in a stunning defensive performance against Pittsburgh, and what Wade Phillips has dialed up against both the Cowboys and Seahawks, expect a low final score tomorrow.