The Rams hosted the Redskins for a Week 2 matchup at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. After trailing the majority of the contest, Los Angeles mounted a comeback in the second half, but could not hold on, falling 27-20. Below is a list of reps taken for each player in Sunday's game, broken down into offense and defense.
OFFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS
-The Rams starting offensive line — left tackle Andrew Whitworth, left guard Rodger Saffold, center John Sullivan, right guard Jamon Brown and right tackle Rob Havenstein — played together for the entire game, alongside quarterback Jared Goff. The group took 50 snaps on offense, a decrease from Week 1's 65.
-Running back Todd Gurley was heavily involved in Week 2, playing in 88 percent of the Rams' time on offense. He showcased his athleticism with a pair of hurdling plays, leaping over defenders and recording the first receiving touchdown of his NFL career.
-Once again, the Rams made a point to distribute the football to a variety of different receivers including Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Tavon Austin. All three of the Rams tight ends — Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett and Derek Carrier — were also involved in the contest, playing 41, 16, and 9 snaps respectively. Everett led all receivers with three receptions for 95 yards.
-Wide receiver Josh Reynolds may have taken just two offensive snaps on Sunday, but one of his three snaps on special teams proved to be a highlight-worthy moment. In the fourth quarter, Johnny Hekker faked a punt and completed a 28-yard pass to Reynolds. The play set up the Rams for a field goal to tie the game at 20.
-Overall, the Rams used 17 players offensively, choosing to keep many of their starters on field for the vast majority of the close contest.
DEFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS
-Defensive tackle Aaron Donald started on the D-line for the first time this season, recording two total tackles — one for loss — and a quarterback hit in 48 snaps. Nose tackle Michael Brockers played the most among the defensive linemen with 51 snaps, playing in 72 percent of the Rams' time on defense.
-Outside linebacker Robert Quinn saw extended action in Week 2, playing in 45 defensive snaps after playing just 25 in Week 1. The added time translated into a strong performance on field, as Quinn recorded a half-sack and a quarterback hit.
-Middle linebacker Alec Ogletree, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, and safety Lamarcus Joyner were the only three players to be on field for every defensive snap. The Rams were on defense far more in Week 2 than in Week 1, taking 71 snaps against Washington after only 50 against the Colts.
-Inside linebacker Mark Barron, who played 68 defensive snaps, had the second-most tackles on the team, recording 10 tackles and two for loss. Ogletree had the most tackles on Sunday with a combined total of 11, including seven solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack accounting for a 12-yard loss.
-First-year cornerback Dominique Hatfield and linebacker Samson Ebukam continued to showcase their playmaking abilities on special teams, taking 19 and 21 snaps respectively.