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LA Rams Recap: Week 6

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The 3-2 Los Angeles Rams traveled to Detroit to play the 2-3 Lions in Week 6. The Lions were coming off a 24-23 victory against the undefeated Eagles in Week 5 while the Rams were coming off a 30-19 defeat to the Bills. The Rams lost to the Lions 31-28 in a shootout. The game ended when Case Keenum threw an interception with 1:09 left in the game. With this loss the Rams fall to 3-3 with 2 straight losses & are now 2nd in the NFC West.

Positives: 

  1. Good QB play. This might’ve been Case Keenum’s best game of the season but it comes in a loss so it doesn’t mean much. Besides the late interception Keenun threw for 321 yards & 2 touchdowns. Keenum’s been very inconsistent this season & has continually made mistakes in inopportune times. In this game he showed some good things that hopefully stick in the future but knowing Keenum I’m not going to get my hopes up because he has a lot of moments where he looks like a QB that shouldn’t be a starter.
  2. Continued use of Gurley in the passing game. The Rams the past few weeks have made it a point to get Todd Gurley more involved in the passing game & it continued in Week 6. In Week 4 against Arizona Gurley had 5 catches for 49 yards, Week 5 he had 3 catches for 36 yards & in Week 6 he had 4 catches for 39 yards. This is good because the Rams should find any way to get him the ball to make plays & I believe this could make the offense more dynamic.
  3. Good run defense. The Rams were able to shut down the Lions run game in this game. The Lions don’t have much of a running game especially with Ameer Abdullah out & Theo Riddick being out in this game but it was nice to see the Rams slow down the run game still. The Lions finished the game with 83 yards on 26 carries for a 3.2 yards per carry average.
  4. Kenny Britt. Britt has quietly been one of the most consistent WRs in the NFL this season. In Week 6 Britt had his best week of the season getting 7 catches for 136 yards & 2 touchdowns. After Week 6 Britt is currently the 9th leading receiver in yards with 492 yards on 30 catches. He is also 12th in the NFL with 82 yards per game. Britt has had at least 4 catches in every game so far & has had at least 67 yards receiving in 5 of the 6 games the Rams have played this season. Hopefully Kenny Britt can keep up his consistent play the rest of the season.

Negatives:

  1. Struggles in the running game once again. The Rams have failed to get Todd Gurley a 100 yard rushing game this season & in this game he finished with just 58. The Rams as a team had just 76 yards on 22 carries for a 3.5 yards per carry average. The passing game was actually pretty good in this game so it was weird to see the running game struggle still. I don’t know what the problem has been in the running game for the Rams whether it be the offensive line or something else but with Todd Gurley toting the rock the Rams should be having more success at running the ball.
  2. Lack of QB pressure. I know Robert Quinn was out for a 2nd straight week but the Rams should still be able to create pressure with the personnel they have. Aaron Donald had a nice game with 1 sack & 2 QB hits but besides him there was 0 sacks & 2 QB hits for the Rams defense. Stafford finished with 270 yards & 4 touchdowns & one of the reasons is because he had some time to throw the ball without being pressured.
  3. Late interception by Case Keenum. The Rams had a chance to either tie or win this game having the ball with 1:29 left in the game. Case Keenum first completed a 4 yard pass to Brian Quick to start the drive but the 2nd play Keenum threw a pass that was intended for Lance Kendricks in triple coverage but was intercepted with 1:09 left by Rafael Bush which officially ended the game. It seems like Keenum continually makes mistakes every week that come close to costing the Rams a win or does cost the Rams a win. If Keenum continues to make inexcusable mistakes I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Jared Goff starting at QB after the Rams Week 8 bye.
  4. Pass coverage. Rams were without their starting CB in Trumaine Johnson against the Lions & the Rams seemed to miss him in this game. It seemed like the Lions continually had open guys for Stafford to throw to in this game. Golden Tate was able to end his streak of bad games with 8 catches for 165 yards & a touchdown against the Rams secondary. Trumaine Johnson was said to be week to week before this game so he could possibly be out another week especially with the Rams playing in London on Sunday so it’s a 9:30 EST time kickoff instead of the usual 1:00 or 4:00 kickoff.

Moving Forward: 

The Los Angeles Rams will be traveling to London to play the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium in Week 7. The New York Giants are coming off a 27-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Odell Beckham Jr. had his best game by far this season in this game with 8 catches for 222 yards & 2 touchdowns. If Trumaine Johnson is out another week Odell Beckham Jr. might be in for another huge week. It’s hard to predict who will win this game because of the different atmosphere both teams are playing in but I’ll take the Rams 27-20 over the Giants in London but wouldn’t be surprised if Giants easily win it.
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Former NFL Head Coach Dies at age 86

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On April 27, 1932, Robert Charles Knox Sr, AKA Chuck Knox was born in a small town in Pensylvania. Knox started his coaching career from 1969 to 1972 he worked with various teams as an offensive coordinator.

Then, in 1973 he got his first head coaching gig with the Los Angeles Rams. From 1974-1976 he leads the Los Angeles Rams to the NFC Championship game. Unfortunately, they would lose all three games falling short of the Super Bowl.

In 1978, Knox would resign as the Rams head coach and then take over the Buffalo Bills Head coaching job. As the Bills head guy, he took them to the AFC Divisional round falling two games short of the Super Bowl. In 1983 he took over as the Seattle Seahawks coach where he took the Seahawks to their first AFC Championship game in 1983. Knox would coach the Seattle Seahawks until the end of the 1991 season.

From 1992-1994, Chuck Knox came back to the Los Angeles Rams where in three seasons with the Rams, finished last in the NFC West.

As a head coach, Knox has an impressive overall record of 186-147 in the regular season and 7-11 when it came to the postseason just falling short of the Super Bowl.

On May 12, 2018, after a very long battle with dementia, he passed away at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley, and his children Chris, Kathy, Colleen and Chuck Jr., and six grandchildren.

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Rams’ New Inglewood Stadium Exceeding $4 Billion

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The Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium in Inglewood, California, which is slated to open in 2020, is currently projected to exceed $4 billion.

According to Daniel Kaplan and of the Sports Business Journal, the investment by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his wife Ann, is more than double the next highest amount paid for an American athletic venue.

So why is the estimated cost skyrocketing? Reasons include access roads, utilities and making sure the stadium could withstand an earthquake, per the report.

When the new NFL Network building is factored in, it boosts the projected total to close to $5 billion.

The fancy new stadium, which is expected to hold a 70,240 capacity expandable to over 100,000 for major events, is also expected to be the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers, but the Rams are the primary equity partner.

 

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2018 Opponents Set For Each NFL Team

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Now that the 2017 regular season in the books, it’s time to look forward to the 2018 season right?

Just like eating at some of the top restaurants in the nation, it’s good to know what’s on your plate next, regardless of how far away you are from your next dish.

Here is the rundown of the opponents for each NFL team in 2018:

AFC EAST

 

New England Patriots
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans

Buffalo Bills
Home: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

Miami Dolphins
Home: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans
Away: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

New York Jets
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

AFC NORTH

 

Pittsburgh Steelers
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens
Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans

Cincinnati Bengals
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers

Cleveland Browns
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

AFC SOUTH

 

Jacksonville Jaguars
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Tennessee Titans
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Indianapolis Colts
Home: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants
Away: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Houston Texans
Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants
Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

AFC WEST

 

Kansas City Chiefs
Home: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles Chargers
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

Oakland Raiders
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos
Home: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers

NFC EAST

 

Philadelphia Eagles
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

Dallas Cowboys
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

New York Giants
Home: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Away: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers

NFC NORTH

 

Minnesota Vikings
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks

Detroit Lions
Home: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

Green Bay Packers
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears
Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

NFC SOUTH

 

New Orleans Saints
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

Carolina Panthers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

Atlanta Falcons
Home: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
Away: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

NFC WEST

 

Los Angeles Rams
Home: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles
Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks
Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders

Arizona Cardinals
Home: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins
Away: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers
Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders
Away: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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