Rams offense springs to life in Week 12 must win

Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals, Tyler Higbee
Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals, Tyler Higbee / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

With a must win game in Week 12, the LA Rams have not gotten a lot of help out of the offense. That is not the case this week, as the Rams have scored 21 points in the first half of this game. The Rams have not scored that many points in an entire game since the last time the Rams faced the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, when the Rams scored 26 points.

Of course, the Rams held the Cardinals to just nine points, and no touchdowns, in that contest. The Cardinals did score a touchdown in this one, a rushing touchdown from Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

But this one is about the LA Rams offense, and so far the Rams are doing well at moving the football. The Rams have only punted once in this game, and that pretty much sums up the Rams offense. The Rams have rushed 15 times for 94 yards in the game, averaging an impressive 6.3 yards per carry. That has allowed the Rams passing game to make full use of the play book, and especially play-action passing.

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LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has used surgical precision against the Cardinals secondary, completing 19 of 24 passes for 193 yards, three touchdowns, and one late and badly thrown interception.

After calling out a number of veterans who seem to have fallen in production this season, we have to give kudos to LA Rams tight end Tyler Higbee, who caught all four passes thrown his way for 25 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Higbee has also been very effective in blocking today as well, breaking RB Kyren Williams loose in this one.

The Rams have blended Kyren Williams and Royce Freeman quite well in this one. Williams has 10 rushes for 64 yards and Freeman rushed five times for 30 yards.

While the Cardinals open the second half by getting the football, the Rams have to be pleased with 21 points in the first half of this one. Hopefully, there are more points in store for tre Rams where they came from.