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 Friday September 21st about your Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams are off to a hot start in 2018 thanks to a rock solid defense and creativity and speed on offense. On Friday, Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton pointed out one potential weakness in the Rams game — pressure off the edge.
"The interior pressure should lead to more sacks for the outside linebackers coming off the edge. Samson Ebukam logged one of the two sacks in the last outing with the Cardinals. In his sophomore season, the 23-year-old takes on a full-time role after playing 33 percent of the team's snaps last season.
Opposing offensive lines will focus on keeping Donald and Suh away from the quarterback; Ebukam will have plenty of opportunities to capitalize off the edge. Outside linebacker Matt Longacre logged 5.5 sacks last year, but he's yet to make an impact in 42 defensive snaps through the first two weeks."
For a full break down of each team's weakness, click here.
DAN PATRICK SHOW WITH A.D.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald joined The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday to talk new rules, his new defense, and his upcoming matchup against quarterback Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers.
The full interview can be found below.
WEEK 3 NEXT GEN FANTASY STATS
Graham Barfield of NFL.com brokedown each Week 3 matchup using Next Gen Stats. Barfield focused on the Chargers' need to slow down running back Todd Gurley Sunday in the L.A. Coliseum.
Key Matchup: How Do the Chargers Slow Down Todd Gurley?
"Since the start of 2017, Todd Gurley is first among all RBs in fantasy points per game, rushing yards, yards from scrimmage, and total TDs. In that span, the 'Bolts have allowed 4.76 yards per carry (most in the NFL).
Meanwhile, Joey Bosa (foot) is likely out until October and the Chargers' rush defense is fourth-worst in rushing success rate through two games (55 percent). Per Next Gen, the Chargers' defensive line has stuffed the run on just 18 percent carries this year (NFL average is 22 percent). Look out."
To view all of the matchups, click here.