2. Injury bug hits Rams
When looking at how many players across the league have been dropping like flies, the Rams have been doing everything in their power to make sure they don’t end up as one of the latest victims, but it caught up with them a little bit during their win over the Chargers. During their offseason filled with plenty of key additions, Marcus Peters was acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs to help the defense fill a need at cornerback since they knew Trumaine Johnson was going to be too expensive to bring back.
After seeing Peters make an impact right away in the opener by returning an interception off Derek Carr for a score, the Rams seemed even more satisfied with their decision from the offseason. Unfortunately, the team received a major scare on Sunday against the Chargers when Peters was forced to leave the game with what appeared to be an Achilles injury at first, although tests did come back negative.
Take this along with Aqib Talib suffering an ankle injury as well, nobody would be surprised if both cornerbacks end up missing Thursday’s game against the Vikings since the Rams will be playing on a shorter week. McVay knows the importance of looking at the big picture, and as much as he would love his two star corners to be healthy to go for Thursday, that may be a stretch.