LA Rams: 3 takeaways from Sunday night loss to 49ers
It was certainly a tough opening three quarters for the LA Rams, who put up a fight late and at least made the game interesting at the end. Quarterback Jared Goff struggled, the defense was put back on its heels for the majority of the game, and the 49ers were able to neutralize defensive lineman Aaron Donald for the entirety of the game.
The Rams offense was shaky most of the game. The drops, the bad throws from Goff, and the inability to get star wide receiver Cooper Kupp going were foreign to the Rams this season, who have done a phenomenal job through the first five weeks with keeping their offense moving. Instead, the Rams’ miss-ques were too much for the offense to overcome, even after the defense was able to stabilize itself.
The 16 point outing was the least that the Rams offense had scored all season, second to the 17 points that they scored in the win over the New York Giants two weeks ago. However, after going down 14-0 early in the second quarter, when the Rams got on the board with a touchdown, rookie kicker Sam Sloman missed the extra point that ramped up the pressure for the Rams all game.
This would have been an ugly win for the Rams. Unfortunately, the game was an unfortunate loss. Do the Rams have a ways to go before they are ready for another competitive game? So it seems. It wasn’t a pretty game at all. Let’s get into the three takeaways from the game.