3 good, 3 bad, and 3 ugly takeaways in LA Rams Week 4 humbling loss

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Good II: Rams offensive line did not allow a QB sack

The LA Rams had surrendered one quarterback sack in each of the last three games. But against the capable and dangerous pass rush of the Arizona Cardinals, this offensive line held firm. Well, firm enough not to yield a quarterback sack at least.

Was Stafford under pressure? At times, yes. But this was a defensive front that recorded six sacks in one game and had ten quarterback sacks in three games. The fact that this Rams offensive line did not give up a sack is nothing short of spectacular. And guess who leads the NFL in sacking the quarterback? The Chicago Bears, the team that registered one sack against the Rams in Week 1.

Of course, protecting the quarterback is always the goal. Last season, the Rams allowed 25 quarterback sacks. They may outperform that this year. Right now, the Rams lead the NFL with the fewest number of sacks allowed.

The offensive line is playing very well so far this year. Unfortunately, the Rams did not rush often enough to showcase just how effective they can be. Keep in mind that this season is likely the final year for offensive left tackle Andrew Whitworth. I think it shows just how much his teammates love and respect him to be putting up these incredible performances. Hopefully, their prowess will continue through the rest of the 2021 NFL season.