Here are five takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams win over the Houston Texans in Week 3 of the preseason.
Leading up to Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans, there was plenty of speculation that Sean McVay would end up playing the starters of the Los Angeles Rams to avoid anyone looking rusty for that opener on the road against the Oakland Raiders. While the defensive starters ended up getting minutes, McVay made a decision to rest the players on offense, which was probably for the best when looking at some of the minor injuries they had been dealing with up to the game.
Concerning? Not really. If anything, the fact that McVay was willing to rest the starters on offense for a third game in a row shows how much confidence he has in his offense, as a result of how they’ve looked over the last few weeks during practices.
Plus, when seeing how Los Angeles still managed to come up on the winning end against Houston, it looks like McVay’s decision to rest the starters on offense while allowing the defense to play ended up paying off. Since the Rams ended up winning the game while allowing some of their backups to receive some much needed playing time, this is what really matters the most since it will help out in the long run to provide the necessary depth on the roster.
Of course, the real test will come in two weeks when the Rams get their regular season underway with that tough game on the road agains the Raiders, which is going to be anything but easy. But for now, let’s focus on Saturday’s game by looking at five key takeaways from Los Angeles during their 21-20 win over Houston.