3. Rams’ defense can help take pressure off Gurley
While the argument can be made that Los Angeles hasn’t exactly been playing at a high enough level when compared to last season, the passing defense deserves plenty of credit for their play so far in 2019.
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Between the Rams putting together a solid duo at cornerback in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib on top of John Johnson III continuing to get better with experience, the defense has come through in a big way when it comes to keeping opponents in check through the air.
Even though Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers will see a motivated quarterback in Jameis Winston looking to take advantage of having a top wideout in Mike Evans to work with, Week 1 is the perfect example of what kind of approach the Rams should take.
To say the defense of the San Francisco 49ers had a field day against Tampa Bay opening weekend would be a huge understatement after Winston finished the game with three interceptions, showing Los Angeles should be able to do the same.
If the Rams can put up enough points on offense while the defense comes through on their end as well, the hope would be that Los Angeles wouldn’t feel as obligated to use Gurley as much later in the game if they have a comfortable lead.