IV – Rams offensive line puts in another solid performance
The LA Rams offensive line is purring right now. The line is opening up running lanes for the running backs. The same group is putting up a solid wall of protection for QB Jared Goff to throw the ball. It’s a combination of many factors to get the offensive line to this point, especially after serious struggles a year ago.
But after a rough season, there is that aching gnawing feeling of disbelief that is ready to roar to the surface at the first sign of weakness. And each week, the Rams offensive line rolls up their sleeves, stick their heads down, and block as well as any line right now.
The offseason was all about treating this dysfunctional group of individuals like one unit, one group. That gamble paid off handsomely as both Austin Blythe and Rob Havenstein rediscovered their former selves, Andrew Whitworth discovered the fountain of youth, and Austin Corbett and David Edwards have shown incredible abilities to move defenders out of the way.
The Giants know their defense must keep them in the game. So they will gamble quite a bit. The Rams will need to be ready for all types of blitz packages, and make the Giants pay when that happens. As long as the Rams feature RB Malcolm Brown in the backfield, or set a tight end into the upback formation, the Rams blocking will be more than a match for the stressed-out Giants defense.