Another weak performance out of the Rams' linebacking group continues to leave the middle of the field available for opposing teams. Not only was 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy tearing up the Rams linebackers in the middle of the field, but they were killing themselves. On multiple occasions, the Rams linebackers failed to make key tackles. Those miscues allowed the 49ers to gain huge chunks of yardage.
Finally, QB Purdy was constantly staring down his targets but the Rams linebackers on the football field never seemed to catch onto this. Had they noticed Purdy doing this, they could have watched his eyes on some of these plays and positioned themselves to intercept the 49ers QB.
Rams Bottom Line
Despite some of the issues the Rams had in their Week 2 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, they only lost by one score. For a team that was supposed to get blown out, the Rams stepped on the field and their performance demanded the attention from the rest of the league.
I anticipate the Rams will move up some of the experts' Power Rankings after this performance. Rams fans should be extremely happy with what they saw today and a Wild Card spot certainly looks attainable. It appears that LA Rams GM Les Snead may have found just the right pieces in the last couple of drafts and do not be surprised when he makes moves before the trade deadline to position the Rams for a playoff push.
Bottom Line: B-