Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Wednesday, December 5th about your Los Angeles Rams.
BEARS RESEMBLE RAMS
Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times drew comparisons between the Chicago Bears’ recent turnaround and the Los Angeles Rams’ 2017 makeover, which led to the club’s first NFC West title since 2003.
Klein likens Chicago’s highly touted and highly drafted quarterback, offensive-focused young head coach, and dominant pass rusher to L.A.’s personnel that has generated wins.
Here’s a bit of what Klein had to say about the Bears:
“In 2017, the Bears selected quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the second pick in the draft. But after the team continued to struggle under a veteran head coach and unimaginative offensive staff, they hired offense-minded Matt Nagy, who at 39 became the third-youngest coach in the league, and have watched the team turn around after a trade for linebacker Khalil Mack, the 2016 NFL defensive player of the year.”
To view Klein’s entire article, click here.
GOFF’S WEEK 14 CHALLENGE
NFL.com’s senior fantasy analysts Michael Fabiano suggests fantasy owners sit quarterback Jared Goff in Week 14. Chicago rolls out one of the league’s best defenses, leading the NFL with 21 interceptions. Goff will be forced to deal with cornerback Kyle Fuller, who leads the Bears with six interceptions, as well as the pass rush of outside linebacker Khalil Mack, who has 9.0 sacks in his first season in Chicago.
Fabiano points to the Chicago defense’s allowed passer rating, as to why Goff might be in for a challenge.
“The fantasy quarterback position is very deep, so if you have another solid option at the position with a nice matchup, I would considering sitting Goff. That's due to a bad matchup in Chicago against a Bears defense that has allowed an 80.3 passer rating and an average of just 15 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks at Soldier Field.”
For Fabiano’s full article, click here.
WHITWORTH TALKS McVAY, A.D., & MORE
Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth joined The Herd with Colin Cowherd on his Tuesday offday. The team captain reviewed L.A.’s season so far, Week 11’s shootout against the Kansas City Chiefs, the ability of defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and what makes Sean McVay special in his second year as a head coach. Whitworth also tells Cowherd the story of quarterback Jared Goff buying his son a goldfish.
For Whitworth’s full interview with Cowherd, click here.
DONALD LEADS THE WAY
Pro Football Focus has defensive tackle Aaron Donald as its highest-graded defensive interior player in 2018.
Donald’s 16.5 sacks this season match former defensive tackle Warren Sapp’s season sack total from 2000 — which is the fourth-most ever by a defensive tackle.