LA Rams injury update: Rams lose safety Taylor Rapp and left tackle Andrew Whitworth to knee injuries
The LA Rams are not taking prisoners today. In a shootout that has only seen two punts, one from Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson for 40 yards. The second came from Rams punter Johnny Hekker for 50 yards. For the most part, the Rams are playing solid offense. On the defensive side of the ball, the Rams have been playing well enough. But the reality is that QB Russell Wilson is so good that he makes novice receivers very dangerous.
So far, the game has met with all of the pre-game hype and expectations. The Seattle Seahawks have 201 yards of offense, but the Seahawks offense has been cobbled together by a band of players who truly have not contributed much so far this season. Their lone touchdown came at the hands of running back Alex Collins. But they have done a masterful job of distributing the ball, completing passes to six different receivers.
Rams owned the first half, mostly
The LA Rams offense came to play. By halftime, quarterback Jared Goff had completed 17 of 22 passes for 221 yards. Curiously, the Rams continue to struggle to find the endzone through the air. Thankfully, the Rams running game knows how to cross the goal line, with both Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson getting a score.
The Rams had hoped to face the Seahawks fully healthy. But that didn’t last very long, as second-year safety Taylor Rapp injured his knee, and is unlikely to return to the game.
The Rams planned to go primarily with three safeties to counter the Seahawks pass offense.
But the most concerning injury happened just before the half when starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth fell to a knee injury. While we have no official word, the fear is that Whitworth’s knee injury could be serious enough to end his season.
To add salt to the wound, the Seattle Seahawks drove the ball and managed to connect on a 62-yard field goal just before halftime.
The halftime score is Seahawks 13 Rams 17. It’s close, but hopefully, the Rams defense will win the day. No further information is expected on the status of either player, but neither is expected to return to this contest