12:49 PM EDT, Tue October 20, 2020
14 mins ago
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to make first NFL start against the Rams

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to make first NFL start against the Rams

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Rams just saw Alex Smith return from a devastating injury, now they’ll get the first start for Tua The Miami Dolphins selected quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama, and according to multiple sources he will make his first career start in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Dolphins are on a bye this week. And now it is, officially, Tua Time. https://t.co/A6qJbhJthB— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2020 Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated hip, fractured posterior wall, broken nose and...
24 mins ago
Rams might have the most difficult remaining schedule

Rams might have the most difficult remaining schedule

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ No team may have a tougher road ahead When you look at the divisions that the NFC West had to face this week as a group, you’d think that the LA Rams would be counting their lucky stars. Half of the Rams entire schedule is against the AFC East/NFC East and the only team out of those 8 with a winning record is the 4-2 Buffalo Bills, who are coming off of a 26-17 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. And LA already lost to the Bills. The Rams wiped out the NFC East, a division that is being led by the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys. As of Week 7, Los Angeles has had the...
3 hours ago
Random Ramsdom: Rams remain in top-10 following SNF loss

Random Ramsdom: Rams remain in top-10 following SNF loss

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. The Rams were squarely in the top-10 of most power rankings prior to their Sunday night tilt with the 49ers, and despite the 24-16 loss, they’ve managed to hold on to a top spot once again. In ESPN’s latest edition of their weekly rankings, the Rams come in at #10, just one spot above the 5-1 Bears — their next opponent — and one spot behind the 3-2 Saints. Rams beat reporter Lindsey Thiry believes that the team’s the lack of significant injuries has played a huge role in this team exceeding...
19 hours ago
MNF doubleheader game threads

MNF doubleheader game threads

Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/ It’s another Monday night double-header The Buffalo Bills host the Kansas City Chiefs at 2 PM PT. The Dallas Cowboys host the Arizona Cardinals at 515 PM PT. Talk about both games right here!
21 hours ago
Darrell Henderson creeping closer to rushing leaders as Cam Akers, Malcolm Brown fade away

Darrell Henderson creeping closer to rushing leaders as Cam Akers, Malcolm Brown fade away

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Cam Akers has seen his playing time dwindle, passes to Malcolm Brown are not working LA Rams running back Darrell Henderson suffered a hamstring injury in training camp and played in only five snaps in Week 1. Since then, a combination of factors has led to him becoming the offense’s primary ball carrier and he is ninth in rushing yards in the NFL since Week 2. Despite the Rams’ 24-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Henderson had 14 carries for 88 yards during his 32 snaps on the field. Over the last five games, Henderson has 69...
22 hours ago
Rams-49ers snap counts: Cam Akers gets 1 play

Rams-49ers snap counts: Cam Akers gets 1 play

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ And other players too The LA Rams lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Here are the Rams snap counts from the game. Offense Notes: Cam Akers only got one snap this week, no carries. He has not gotten many snaps this season without getting a carry and that lack of versatility may have kept him off the field against the 49ers. It wasn’t that Sean McVay was abandoning the run necessarily, but his gameplan in that area didn’t involve anyone other than Darrell Henderson. Malcolm Brown essentially took part in one series where he...
22 hours ago
It wasn’t all bad: Presenting the ageless wonder Andrew Whitworth

It wasn’t all bad: Presenting the ageless wonder Andrew Whitworth

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Whitworth was dominant despite the final result against San Francisco Alright, fine, it was a pretty disappointing output from the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night in front of a nationally televised audience. I don’t have to tell you that. What I do have to tell you, however, is that the same man we’ve become known to trust was just that against the San Francisco 49ers. Andrew Whitworth is that man. And Andrew Whitworth is as trustworthy as they come. We’re now in Year 15 for Whitworth overall and Year 4 of the future Hall of Famer’s tenure with the...
23 hours ago
Aaron Donald had the Rams only 2 pressures on the night

Aaron Donald had the Rams only 2 pressures on the night

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Aaron Donald had LA’s only two official pressures Jimmy Garoppolo has now made 28 starts for the San Francisco 49ers and been sacked 64 times in those games. Garoppolo has been sacked in 25 of those 28 starts and Sunday’s 26-14 win over the Los Angeles Rams was the third time he had escaped being taken down behind the line of scrimmage by an opposing defense. It was the first time Garoppolo hadn’t been sacked since Week 2 of 2019 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he was sacked 13 times during his injury-shorted three-game 2018 season. The only other...
Oct 19, 2020
Rams-49ers: The Good, the Bad and the Difference

Rams-49ers: The Good, the Bad and the Difference

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports What was the difference in Sunday’s loss to San Francisco? The 4-2 death sentence? Oh ye of little faith. Within the previous decade, the 2019 Kansas City Chiefs, 2018 New England Patriots, 2014 Patriots and 2011 New York Giants all started 4-2 and went on to win the Super Bowl. The 2010 Green Bay Packers started 3-3 and won the Super Bowl. Sure, many other teams started 4-2 and did not win the Super Bowl, but don’t get in between me and a well constructed narrative. The Rams lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, which improved the Niners...
Oct 19, 2020
Random Ramsdom: Rams earn ‘C-’ in SNF loss to 49ers

Random Ramsdom: Rams earn ‘C-’ in SNF loss to 49ers

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. Another week, another round of letter grades from CBS Sports’ John Breech. Unlike the past few weeks, though, the Rams aren’t heading into the week with a glistening mark. For their unfortunate blunder against the 49ers, Sean McVay and company received a “C-” in their 24-16 loss on Sunday night. Breech does right to give kudos to the Rams who did well, but unfortunately the one player who needed to play as clean as possible, did not. Here’s what he had to say: “Darrell Henderson looked...
Oct 19, 2020
Jared Goff blames his inaccuracy for Rams loss

Jared Goff blames his inaccuracy for Rams loss

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Goff vows to not be inaccurate again Over the first five games of 2020, the LA Rams had been getting the type of play from Jared Goff that would be necessary for a 4-1 start. He wasn’t in the MVP conversation like some of his colleagues who had also won four-plus games already, or teammate Aaron Donald, but Goff was accurate and avoided costly mistakes. In Sunday night’s 24-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Goff was not accurate and he made costly mistakes. “Clearly wasn’t my best,” Goff said after the game. “Uncharacteristic stuff, missing...
Oct 19, 2020
Darrell Henderson leads backfield on SNF

Darrell Henderson leads backfield on SNF

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The backfield carasoul continued on Sunday night. From the very first game of the season through Sunday night’s contest against the 49ers, the Rams’ backfield has been a constant game of “Guess Who?” between their trio of ball-carriers. Against the Cowboys in Week 1, after all of the hype surrounding rookie Cam Akers during the offseason, it was veteran Malcolm Brown that handled the majority of carries, including most of the goal-line work which ended in him scoring his only two touchdowns of the season. Through Weeks 2 and 3, it became the Darrell...
Oct 18, 2020
Rams-49ers recap: LA’s hot season stumbles in San Francisco

Rams-49ers recap: LA’s hot season stumbles in San Francisco

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Both teams seemed to resemble their 2019 selves The LA Rams did not lose to a typical “2-3 team coming off of a blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins.” As much as the San Francisco 49ers had the resume of an unthreatening team in 2020, they closely resembled the team that went 13-3 in 2019 on Sunday night. And the Rams followed suit in mimicking their output of a year ago rather than how they had played in the previous five weeks. The 49ers won 24-16 and crept closer to Los Angeles in the NFC West standings by pulling out an “upset” at home that does not...
Oct 18, 2020
Final Score: Rams 16, 49ers 24

Final Score: Rams 16, 49ers 24

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Pain. Jared Goff and the passing game struggled early and the defense struggled to get to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo all night as they dropped their first divisional game of the year in a 24-16 loss to the 49ers on Sunday night in Santa Clara. Goff completed just 19-of-38 passes for 198 yards and two scores and an interception. Darrell Henderson led the team in rushing with 88 yards on 14 carries while Tyler Higbee recorded a team-high 56 receiving yards on three receptions. Micah Kiser and John Johnson each finished with 13 total tackles.
Oct 18, 2020
Rams-49ers second half game thread: LA trails 21-6

Rams-49ers second half game thread: LA trails 21-6

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Well, it was a brutally disappointing first half for the Rams but the 49ers lead is not insurmountable and Sean McVay’s offense gets the ball to start the third quarter. San Francisco has a 21-6 lead at halftime. As bad as the Rams first half feels, they only had three offensive series prior to their last possession and one of those went for 64 yards and a touchdown. A team punting twice in a row is nothing to be concerned about. On the fourth possession, McVay and Jared Goff had limited time to work with, even if the execution and play calling on that...