Washington NFL Team Wins Close Game in Los Angeles, Shows Off Improvement
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 18, 2017,
Sep 18, 2017, 15:32
The Rams had a chance to tie against Washington in the final two minutes despite struggling to stop the run and committing untimely mistakes on offense.
The Rams got closer, 13-10 on a 32-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein, with 3:07 to go in the second quarter. "We can fight through adversity and come back in a short week and play the way we know we can, or we can lay down".
The Redskins needed this win, badly-As I said coming in, it wasn't a must-win game but an 0-2 start would have been miserable and alarm bells would have started to go off.
Seattle entering the season with its precarious O-line situation, regardless of the Seahawks say publicly, tells us it plans to lean on Wilson again, not get back to a dominating run game.
It's hard to pick the Rams to win back-to-back games to open the season as they haven't done it since 2001 when Kurt Warner was the quarterback and Marshall Faulk was in the backfield.
Los Angeles Rams Todd Gurley III, is tripped up by Washington's D.J. Swearinger, during the second quarter of Sunday's NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angles, Ca., September 17, 2017.
Overall, it was a robust offensive day for 385 yards, despite completing only 18 passes. Grant made the catch just a few feet within the field of play, stopped and, for the benefit of replay cameras, demonstratively stomped both feet in bounds.
The momentum shifted sharply after Rams quarterback Jared Goff (15 of 25 for 224 yards, one touchdown, one interception) hit unguarded tight end Gerald Everett for a 69-yard gain in the early second quarter. "Just everybody making space for each other and going out there and making plays". "It's drastically improved. As long as we execute and take care of the ball good things will happen".
The loss of Kelley didn't seem to matter for the Redskins as Chris Thompson filled in nicely with three carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
The Rams moved Donald from the exempt list to the active roster Saturday, clearing the way for the All-Pro defensive lineman to start Sunday against Washington.
"It's frustrating to lose, period", Ogletree said. The Redskins ran the football 39-times, for 229-yards. "They did a great job executing on that play".
The offense's issues came down to penalties and turnovers. Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp also had a solid day. Chris Thompson broke a 61-yard touchdown run as the first half was winding down, pushing the Redskins halftime lead to 20-10. He wasn't terrible vs. the Rams-he didn't turn the ball over unlike last week when he had two fumbles lost and an interception-but he wasn't good enough to win without the strong running game.