Los Angeles Rams: 5 takeaways from Week 3 preseason win over Houston Texans
5. Defense played well for most part
As mentioned before, McVay made the decision to rest the starters on offense while allowing his defense to play, as the unit is expected to be one of the best in the league for a second year in a row, whether Aaron Donald shows up or not. Whether it was Ndamukong Suh applying all sorts of pressure or simply Lamarcus Joyner and Sam Shields each recording an interception, Los Angeles had plenty to be pleased with from Saturday’s game against Houston on the defensive side of the football.
Once the regular season officially gets underway, there’s every reason to believe the unit is only going to continue getting better on a weekly basis when looking at all of the talent Wade Phillips gets to work with. Suh will go down as one of the greatest additions, but let’s not forget the Rams also struck gold with a new duo at cornerback in Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters.
For the most part, it was great to see some of these guys finally in action against the Texans since fans have been extremely patient over the last few weeks while waiting for the meaningful games to arrive. And if the defense plays well when it matters the most in two weeks from now, it’s going to bring even more excitement to the table for the Rams.