The Los Angeles Rams shutout the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 in a Week 2 NFC West showdown.
The Cardinals, who clearly have all kind of issues on offense, were not able to generate so much as a scoring threat against a Rams defense firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Sam Bradford will be under the microscope as his day was anemic under center, completing 17 passes on 27 attempts for 90 yards and 1 interception.
The same cannot be said for the Rams, who despite kicker Greg Zuerlein being out, had a relatively easy Week 2.
Running back Todd Gurley had another big game, tying his career high of three rushing touchdowns. He’d roll up 42 yards of 19 rushing attempts as well as another 31 receiving yards on 3 catches.
Quarterback Jared Goff, who looked rusty in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, looked better in a game he should have. Goff put up some good numbers, completing 24 passes on 32 attempts for 354 yards. He’d throw one of those passes for 1 touchdown as well as have 1 interception.
The quick takeaway is Los Angeles looked every bit the super team many have predicted they would be. However, it is worth noting that the Cardinals may end up being the worst team in the NFC West and may even be unsettled at quarterback. It is likely fans will know a lot more about the Rams after their next two games. LA will play their cross-town rival the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3, and then close out September with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Rams are poised for a great September, but Goff continues to be inconsistent and the injuries seem to be piling up with Zuerlein being out on Sunday. As good as LA is, they will have some things to overcome.