LA Rams TE Roger Carter lowers the boom, on HC Sean McVay

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There is a level of bad.  Below that, there is a lower level of misery. Then about 20 feet below that, there is a level where you find the LA Rams currently operating. There was a popular song that was sung on a television series that cited the catchphrase: “If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all.”

That not only describes the LA Rams season. It’s a pretty apt description of the LA Rams day today.

What do I mean? Well, the LA Rams elevated practice squad tight end Roger Carter for this game. The hope for the Rams was likely that he could make a play or two on special teams. The hope I had for Carter’s appearance is to get some looks in some 12-personnel packages, perhaps the chance to get the ball moving in a positive direction and control the game clock.

What we did not expect is for tight end Roger Carter to lower the boom in this game. There is one problem, though. He laid out his head coach, Sean McVay, with a headphone-flipping shot to his jaw that clearly rattled the Rams head coach early in this one.

That is not the way that Carter, or McVay, wanted to start out this game. However, the Rams’ special teams are playing quite well. And with the exception of one touchdown reception by Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce, the Rams’ defense has been better than expected.

You need to sit down for this one. Even including the special team forward pass for six yards and a first down, the LA Rams’ net passing yardage in the first half only totaled three yards. The Rams need to get something going through the air in the second half.

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