Defense Leads the Way in Ray Nitschke Jersey Shutout Victory

L.A. allowed fewer than 200 total yards for the first time since Nov. 2015 in the club’s 33-0 victory over the Cardinals.

TWICKENHAM, England — Shutout. Blank. Goose egg.

It’s been a while since the Rams have been able to use
Ray Nitschke Jersey those terms to describe a defensive performance — nearly three years to be exact.

The last time the club held an opponent scoreless was in 2014 with a 24-0 victory over Washington, which sported a coaching staff that coincidentally included Rams head coach Sean McVay. That game was the second of back-to-back shutouts, as the previous week the Rams beat the Raiders 52-0.

Under McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the Rams have made considerable defensive progress over the last few weeks. Los Angeles allowed only six points to Dallas in the second half of a 35-30 victory. Then Seattle scored just 16 points in Week 5. And the Jaguars managed only 17 points in Week 6.

While there’s still room to grow, a lot came together defensively for the Rams to shutout the Cardinals Bart Starr Jersey 33-0 on Sunday.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to do that,” middle linebacker Alec Ogletree said postgame. “I think last time we did that was 2014 or something like that. So for us to do that all the way in another country against a division opponent, it definitely brings a lot of energy and a lot of Houston Astros Custom Jersey confidence.”

“Anytime you let the offense get zero points — definitely with the offense they have with the players on their offense, and you do something like that — it’s confidence,” defensive lineman Aaron Donald said. “A lot to build off.”

L.A. held Arizona to just 193 total yards, 10 first downs, and 3-of-12 on third down. It’s the first time the franchise has held an opponent to fewer than 200 yards since November 2015.

A week after rushing for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns agains the Buccaneers, running back Adrian Peterson finished with just 21 yards on 11 carries. Los Angeles also kept wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in check, as he finished with only three receptions for 29 yards.

“I don’t think it really matters who it is — I think we go out and play football the way we’re supposed to play it and be disciplined and execute and we’ll come out with great results like we did tonight,” inside linebacker Mark Barron said.

Barron played Sunday’s game with cast on his hand for a thumb injury, but was still able to record an interception in the second quarter.

“I caught it with both hands — well this hand and the club,” Barron said wryly after Sunday’s game. “Just caught the ball — he threw it to me and I caught it.”

That was Los Angeles’ second interception of the game — this one off of quarterback Drew Stanton. Earlier in the period, Ogletree’s pass rush forced starting quarterback Carson Palmer into an errant throw safety Lamarcus Joyner picked off in the middle of the field. Joyner’s second interception of the season set the Rams up for an 18-yard Todd Gurley touchdown run.

The starting safety had missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, and seemed thrilled after getting back on the field.

“I was missing this game,” Joyner said, crediting head trainer Reggie Scott Custom Orioles Jersey for an effective treatment program.

“I mean I felt physically healthy, but mentally and physically I have to get back trusting my technique and fundamentals and trusting coaching and getting the cobwebs off,” Joyner added. “But I’ll do that.”

Entering the week tied for No. 2 with 20.0 sacks, Los Angeles put up three more — one by Donald, one by Matt Longacre, and one by Ethan Westbrooks. Longacre leads the team with 4.0 sacks. Donald has 3.0 on the season, also recording a pair of tackles for loss against the Cardinals.

Still, putting together such a complete performance heading into the bye week appears to have some positive implications for the defensive unit as L.A. heads into the second half of the season.

“I think the defense has done a great job of continuing to improve and I think that’s a credit to our coaches and our playing staff,” McVay said. “Obviously, getting Aaron back and getting him into a rhythm you see why he is an All-Pro caliber player as good as anybody. But I think they are playing together, they’re getting more and more comfortable with the system and the way that we want to operate and I think ultimately at the end of the day, however you win you feel good about that result.”

“It’s just us coming into our own, taking this defense in, us as a team just playing well together,” Ogletree said. “We didn’t start how we wanted to start. We knew we had the players and the ability to do a lot of stuff, but you just have to keep chugging along, keep plugging at Custom Angels Jersey it until you get it right. We still have some things to work on and get better at.

“We definitely haven’t peaked yet for sure, and there’s definitely a lot more to come,” Ogletree continued. “But I am confident in the guys that are here to be able to get that done.”

 

Rams Shut Out Cardinals in London, Ray Nitschke Jersey Improve to 5-2

The Rams recorded their first shutout since 2014, beating the Cardinals in London 33-0.

Updated 10/22, 5:05 p.m. PT

TWICKENHAM, England — The Rams used their most complete
Ray Nitschke Jersey performance to date in 2017 to blank the Cardinals, 33-0, in London.

It’s the Rams’ first shutout since December 2014 and the first time the franchise has shutout Custom Astros Jersey the Cardinals since a 21-0 victory in 1979.

“It was a great win for our team today,” Head coach Sean McVay said postgame. “I thought all three phases did an excellent job.”

What’s more is that the dominant victory came at the tail end of an 11-day road trip that had Custom Orioles Jersey the Rams practicing in two different continents over the last five days in preparation for their divisional opponent. Despite all the potential challenges and pitfalls, Los Angeles was clearly ready to play from the opening whistle and outplayed Arizona from cover to cover.

“We’ve got mature players, we’ve got high-character guys in that locker room and they knew that we were coming on a business trip,” McVay said. “They did a great job of just staying one day at a time, focusing on our process that weekly, daily, and hourly rhythm and that was a credit to our players.”

“Just a credit to our head coach and the players itself for having everything laid out, and guys coming in knowing that we still have to get the work done the way we need to get done and get ready to play,” middle linebacker Alec Ogletree said. “You just love the energy that’s around, and guys enjoy playing. When you have that it’s easy to come in and work and we like being around each other.”

After rushing for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week in his Cardinals debut, Adrian Peterson managed just 21 yards on 11 carries agains the Rams’ defense. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had just three receptions for 29 yards. And Arizona finished 15-of-32 passing for 184 yards with two interceptions. Starting signal-caller Carson Palmer exited the game in the second quarter with a left arm injury after getting hit hard on an interception and did not return, ending the day 10-of-18 passing for 122 yards.

Since halftime of the Week 4 matchup against Dallas, Los Angeles has allowed only 39 points, and just 15 total second-half points in the last four weeks.

“Goose egg,” defensive tackle Aaron Donald — who recorded his third sack — said of the performance. “Anytime you let the offense get zero points — definitely with the offense they have with the players on their offense, and you do something like that — it’s confidence. A lot to build off of.”

But the Rams dominated offensively, too, recording 425 total yards, 28 first downs, and finishing 13-of-19 — 68 percent — in third down efficiency. Running back Todd Gurley broke the Cardinals’ 19-game streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher, as he took 22 carries for 106 yards with a touchdown.

“Coaches and players, receivers, tight ends, and the line — those guys did a good job of getting me three, four, five yards per carry,” Gurley said. “Those guys have been working their tail off all year.”

Quarterback Jared Goff continued to show progress, finishing 22-of-37 passing for 235 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The signal-caller also had a rushing touchdown, taking in a keeper on a zone-read from nine-yards out.

“I’ve been begging [McVay] to call that for a long time now. I just keep [saying], ‘Call it, call it, call it,’” Goff said with a laugh. “And so when it came in I was like, ‘Alright, here we go.’ Sure enough, the read was there and we blocked well downfield.”

The Rams led in time of possession 23:50 to 6:10 in the second half — 39:01 to 20:59 overall — in part because of a 16-play, 80-yard drive that took 10:19 off the clock in the fourth quarter. The series ended with an 18-yard touchdown pass on a screen to the left from Goff to wide receiver Cooper Kupp — the rookie’s third touchdown of the season. That score put the Rams up by their winning margin.

“We take a lot of pride in that and finishing off with a touchdown was huge,” Goff said of the possession. “It was a good way to finish a game we maybe didn’t feel great about before that.”

Los Angeles began the game with some of the same red zone woes the club has faced over the last few weeks. After Arizona kicker Phil Dawson missed a 32-yard field goal on the game’s opening drive, the Rams responded by moving all the way down to Arizona’s five-yard line. But a pair of incomplete passes on 2nd-and-4 and 3rd-and-4 left the Rams settling for a 23-yard field goal to go up 3-0.

The two teams traded punts before Los Angeles got back on the board in the second quarter, but the club again could not execute in the red zone. Goff again had consecutive throws fall incomplete on 2nd-and-4 and 3rd-and-4, though this time Zuerlein kicked a 33-yard field goal through the uprights for a 6-0 lead.

Later in the period, safety Lamarcus Joyner — returning to his starting spot after being inactive for the last three games with a hamstring injury — intercepted Palmer. Ogletree hit the quarterback hard on the play, inducing the errant pass. Joyner picked off the ball at the Arizona 47 and returned it to the Cardinals’ 18-yard line.

“Lamarcus made a great play in picking it off,” Ogletree said. “It was definitely a big play, one of many big plays we had tonight but we just practice on stuff like that and try to take advantage of our opportunities to make plays and create turnovers to get our offense the ball back.”

Unfortunately for Arizona, Palmer apparently broke his left arm on the play and will be out for eight weeks, according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.

“You hate to see that happen to anybody, especially another quarterback and a guy I respect tremendously,” Goff said. “His game is really, really impressive the way that he plays and I think a lot of the little things he does go unnoticed from guys that don’t play quarterback. So I wish him the best in his recovery and I’m a big fan of his.”

Nevertheless, the Rams would be able to capitalize on that opportunity in the red zone with a touchdown, as Gurley took a handoff to the left 18 yards on the first play of the drive to pay dirt. Wide receiver Tavon Austin had a nice block on the outside after faking a jet sweep to spring Gurley for his eighth touchdown of 2017.

Later in the second quarter, the Rams got the ball at their own 12 with 2:04 left in the period and no timeouts. Goff, however, was able to engineer an eight-play, 88-yard drive that ended with his zone-read touchdown run. Gurley had a 35-yard reception where he made one defender miss, then had the presence of mind to drag another out of bounds to stop the clock on the series.

Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton tossed an interception to linebacker Mark Barron on the Rams’ ensuing drive, leaving L.A. with enough time for Zuerlein to nail a 53-yard field goal for a 23-0 halftime lead.

Zuerlein would add a 34-yard field goal on Los Angeles’ opening drive of the third quarter. And Kupp’s 18-yard touchdown would close out the scoring in the fourth.

With the victory, the Rams are now 5-2 for the first time since 2003. The club will head back to Los Angeles on Monday morning and review film on Tuesday before Bart Starr Jersey the players have a few days off for the bye week.

“We’ve experienced a lot of things in these first seven games, but by no means have we arrived,” McVay said. “It’s a one-game-at-a-time mindset — we haven’t arrived by any stretch, but 5-2 is a good feeling. But that’s all it is right now and there are nine games left for sure, and we’re focused on the next one when we get back for preparation after the bye.”

 

Rams not Satisfied with 5-2 Custom Bills Jersey Record

Though the Rams are 5-2 for the first time since 2003, the club knows there’s plenty of room for improvement in the second half of the season.

Through seven games, the Rams are 5-2 for the first time Custom Bills Jersey since 2003.

After defeating Arizona 33-0 in London on Sunday, Los Angeles has received praise and accolades from all across the media landscape. Power rankings don’t necessarily mean much when it comes to tangible measurements of how good a team is. But right now the Rams are among the top 10 in nearly every outlet you find — and as high as No. 2 on NFL.com.

Every team’s goal at the beginning of the season is to win its division and make the playoffs. At this point, that looks attainable for this year’s Rams. But while 5-2 is a good start and puts the club on the right track, it’s not like L.A. is looking too far ahead.

“I think the great thing about what our team has done and, really, what we’ve done with our approach is [it’s] just one day at a time, one week at a time,” head coach Sean McVay said on Tuesday, mentioning he’s told the team, “‘Who were you talking about after seven weeks in the NFL last year? What were guys’ record?’ Nobody cares. Because, really, it’s about what you do at the end.”

Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth was a part of his share of playoff teams in his 11 seasons with the Bengals. And because of that, the Rams’ captain knows that it takes to reach the postseason. He said on Tuesday that McVay set the club on the right path during the offseason, implementing a Custom Bengals Jersey successful kind of mindset and mentality.

“We talk all the time about ‘The Standard,’ and, really, what we expect from every guy every day, and the daily improvement, and the daily things that we want guys to do,” Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey Whitworth said. 
“And I think, having been on teams that have made runs and gone to the playoffs, it’s important that myself and other guys who have ever been in that situation continue to encourage guys to realize the standard has got to keep rising. The season goes on, the expectation will grow, the pressure will grow, the games will get better. And your standard of what is good and what is expected out of you Customized NY Giants Jersey has to rise with it.

“And so, that’s really going to be the hard part of going forward, is it’s not easy to do,” Whitworth continued. “And we’ve got to continue to raise our level and raise what we expect of ourselves.”

Players appear to be taking that approach to heart. After Sunday’s game, quarterback Jared Goff was asked about how it feels to be 5-2 and replied in a way that made it clear he’s looking to keep improving.Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

“It feels good. You know I kind of say it every week — we like where we’re at for sure,” Goff said. “Especially going into this bye week, that was the goal two weeks ago when we lost to Seattle — it was to Personalized NY Giants Jersey win the last two, go into the bye week 5-2. And we’re here now, we did it. And after a win like that, it feels good. But I think, again, like I’ve said before, we’re never really content. We’re happy with the way we played, but we expect to play well and tonight that showed.”

That attitude is likely why when reporters brought up the Rams’ record and possibly being a playoff team over the last few days, players all dismissed that kind of talk as something for the media.

“It’s a long season — that’s for you guys to really say,” middle linebacker Alec Ogletree said. “But as a team we definitely have a lot of confidence in what we’re doing here and we expect to play well each and every week. And when you have that confidence and belief in each other, you have good results. So we are just going keep plugging along, take it one game at a time, one day at a time, and just get better.”

“I mean, you have to hang your head on what coach says: ‘Don’t worry about the outside noise because it can be a distraction,’” right guard Jamon Brown said. “The main thing and the main focus of our team has been making sure we keep everything in house, and making sure we know what we have to do moving forward. We know that when it looks pretty everybody is going to be hanging on your coat tails, but when it’s ugly everybody wants to shy away from you. So I think that’s the main thing just staying focused on our
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And so as the Rams depart for a few days off for the bye week, they know they’re in a good place. But there’s no sense of complacency within the club. And that starts with the head coach.

“We are 5-2, we’ve done a good job putting ourselves in a position [to be successful],” McVay said. “And certainly there is a lot of improvement that can take place in all three phases. Guys know that, and I think if we’re going to continue on this path, it’s got to be just one day at a time, one week at a time.

“I think guys have earned the right to enjoy their bye week, get back, get away, get refreshed, get recharged,” McVay Custom Bills Jersey continued, “and then when we come back we’ve got to get ready to go against the Giants. We’ll keep that same approach and that preparation and hopefully it will lead to good performances for the rest of the year.”

 

Five Takeaways: Rams Are Custom Bills Jersey 5-2 After Defeating Arizona

Rams insider Myles Simmons shares his five key takeaways from the Rams’ 33-0 victory over the Cardinals in London.

The Rams arrived back in Los Angeles safely from London on Monday afternoon, owners of a 5-2 record after going 2-0 on Custom Bills Jersey their 11-day road trip. Here are five takeaways from the second matchup, as L.A. shut out Arizona 33-0 at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.

1) ‘Goose Egg’

Those were the first words out of defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s mouth when he was asked what the shutout meant to him postgame.

“Anytime you let the offense get zero points — definitely with the offense they have with the players on their offense, and you do something like that — it’s confidence,” Donald continued. “A lot to build off.”

The Rams blanked the Cardinals for the first time since 1979, allowing only 193 yards, 10 first downs, and 3-of-12 converted third-down opportunities. Between Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, Los Angeles sacked Arizona quarterbacks three times. The Cardinals had only one true opportunity to score on the game’s opening drive — and Phil Dawson missed the 32-yard field goal.

“For us to do that all the way in another country against a division opponent — it definitely brings a lot of energy and a lot of confidence,” middle linebacker Alec Ogletree said.

The defense was well aware it had a chance to keep a zero on the board, and discussed it on the sideline during the game.

“We were pretty much just telling each other, ‘Don’t get too comfortable — we still have a lot of football to play. Let’s keep it where we’re at,’” Donald said. “‘They didn’t score any points and if the offense keeps doing what they’re doing we’re going to win this game’ — and we did.”

2) Clear defensive progress

The Rams are allowing an average of 11 points over their last three games — 16 to Seattle, 17 to Jacksonville, and now zero to Arizona. It appeared the defense turned a corner against Dallas, surrendering just six points in the second half after the Cowboys scored 24 in the first. With Sunday’s performance, that trend seems to be becoming more permanent.

“We’re just getting better,” Donald said on Sunday. “That’s all it’s about, getting better every week — not getting comfortable, and keep working on your technique, keep working on the game plan, staying in the film room, keep preparing, and we’ll be alright.”

Much of the progress can likely be attributed to the players and coaches getting a better understanding of one another in the new defensive scheme.

“[G]uys had to get a feel for it. And we’re still working on it,” inside linebacker Mark Barron said. “We came out and played a better game — we played good from the start, we actually started good this game. But we just have to Personalized NY Giants Jersey  keep on getting better and better each week.”

After seven weeks, the Rams’ defense ranks No. 15 in yards per game, No. 24 against the run, No. 11 against the pass, and No. 10 in points surrendered per game.

The numbers against the run were dramatically improved with Los Angeles allowing only 21 yards on 11 carries to Arizona running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday.

“I don’t think it really matters who it is — I think we go out and play football the way we’re supposed to play it, Custom Bengals Jersey and be disciplined, and execute, and we’ll come out with great results like we did tonight,” Barron said.

3) Offense cleaned up third downs

One of the reasons Los Angeles’ offense didn’t have its usual production against the Jaguars In Week 6 was the unit’s issues on third down. The Rams were only 4-of-13 in third-down efficiency in that game — a number head coach Sean McVay said “isn’t nearly good enough when you’ve got
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It appears the Rams made that a point of emphasis headed into Week 7, and that came through well with L.A. converting 13 of its 19 third downs against Arizona.

“The coaches, they bring things to us that allows us to focus on specific things,” right guard Jamon Brown said. “In Jacksonville we struggled on third downs, so going into the following week the focus was to be better on third downs. So that’s a credit to everybody on the offense, kind of just honing in and focusing in on third downs, knowing that, ‘hey, it was a key point and it’s a key point to success.’ If we do those, the points the coaches highlight, then we will be successful.”

4) Gurley continues to run well

Running back Todd Gurley has eclipsed 100 yards rushing in
Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale four of Los Angeles’ last five games — all of which have been victories. On Sunday, Gurley recorded 106 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown.

“Coaches and players, receivers, tight ends, and the line — those guys did a good job of getting me three, four, five yards per carry so those guys have been working their tail off all year,” Gurley said on Sunday.

The Georgia product was asked about running with a sense of confidence, but in many ways turned the question around to continue to praise his teammates.

“It’s Custom Bengals Jersey not really confidence — just going out there and doing what I’m supposed to do,” Gurley said. “The line has been doing a great job. I mean, obviously there is still a lot we can get better at. We need to focus on the things we didn’t do instead of the things we did. But, like I said, those guys have been doing a great job of just opening up holes all year. Credit goes to those guys.”

Through Week 7, Gurley is No. 2 with 920 yards from scrimmage, averaging 5.3 yards per play on his 172 touches. He’s on pace for 1,434 yards rushing and 670 yards receiving.

5) A long, successful road trip

Any NFL team road trip that spans 11 days and two continents requires a lot of planning and effort from a Cincinnati Bengals lot of people. McVay gave a few shoutouts in his Tuesday press conference to those who aided in that
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“To come away 2-0 is a great credit to, really, our organization as a whole – [Director of operations Customized NY Giants Jersey] Bruce Warwick and the travel staff and [Head of equipment] Jimmy Lake with the equipment. You look at [head strength and conditioning coach] Ted Rath, [head trainer] Reggie Scott — there is a lot of people that were involved to be able to make that as seamless as it was,” McVay said. “Ultimately we wanted to come away with a 2-0 on those two games and we did that and we’re in a good place right now.”

What’s more, staying in Jacksonville for four days before traveling to London could have presented myriad distractions for Los Angeles as a team. But that didn’t happen, which shows from the Rams playing arguably their best game of the season on their 10th day away from home.

“We’ve got mature players,” McVay said Sunday. “We’ve got high-character guys in that locker room and they knew that we were coming on a business trip. They did a great job of just staying one day at a time, focusing on our process that weekly, daily, and hourly rhythm and that was a credit to our players.”

“Just a credit to our head coach … for having everything laid out, and guys coming in knowing that we still have to get the work done the way we need to get done and get ready to play,” Ogletree said. “You just love the energy that’s around, and guys enjoy playing. When you have that, it’s easy to come in and work and we like being around each other.”

 

Five Takeaways: Rams Defeat Jaguars Cincinnati Bengal 27-17

From two special teams touchdowns, to defensive adjustments, to the offense’s challenges in moving the ball, Rams insider shares his five takeaways from Sunday’s win.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After Sunday’s 27-17 victory over the Jaguars, the Rams are 4-2 for the first time since 2006 and 3-0 on the road for the first time since 2001. Cincinnati Bengal Though the club’s offense had trouble putting up points, special teams contributed two touchdowns, providing what head coach Sean McVay called the difference in the game.

Here are five takeaways from the win.

1) Special teams are special

The Rams’ special teams unit has been one of the club’s strengths since coordinator John Fassel arrived in 2012, but Sunday marked a particularly strong performance. For the first time in franchise history, the Rams scored a touchdown on a kickoff return and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the same game.

“It’s huge,” McVay said of the two special teams touchdowns. “It ended up winning the game for us today.”
Kicker Greg Zuerlein also connected on a 56-yard field goal — his longest of the season so far. He continues to have an outstanding year so far in 2017, as he leads the league with 17 field goals.

By scoring two non-offensive Buffalo Bills touchdowns, the Rams built an advantage that was too much for the Jaguars to overcome.

“[I]t’s very difficult in the NFL — when you give up that many points on [special] teams — it’s very difficult to win the game,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said. “So I thought were trying to battle our way back in there, but obviously that hurt. We weren’t able to overcome that, which is difficult to do in this league.”

Through six games, wide receiver Pharoh Cooper leads the league in kickoff returns (15), return yards (476), and return average (31.7 yards). He also has the longest kick return in the league this year (103 yards) and its only touchdown return.

2) Defense tightens up

Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for a 75-yard touchdown on the Jaguars’ first play from scrimmage. Jacksonville had a four-play, 75-yard drive result in a  Customized NY Giants Jersey touchdown midway through the first quarter.

But after that? The Rams’ defense surrendered only three points — and that was off a sudden change where the
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offense fumbled.

“We can’t take away that first play, but we played a lot better after that play,” said outside linebacker Connor Barwin, who recorded his third sack of the season on Sunday. “We knew their offense was going to try and run the ball with Fournette and that’s what we focused on all week.”

In the Rams’ last three games, the defense has allowed just 15 second-half points combined to the Cowboys, Seahawks, and Jaguars — six against Dallas, six against Seattle, and
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“We are encouraged to get the win today and there’s still a lot of things we want to do better and get fixed,” Barwin said. “But it’s encouraging that we seem to be playing better every week and that’s the most important thing.”

3) Robey-Coleman makes a big play in a big moment

Down 24-17, Jacksonville had an opportunity to draw closer with a drive that made it well into Los Angeles territory early in the fourth quarter. But cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman put a stop to it with his second interception of the season.

On 3rd-and-13 from the Los Angeles 31, Jags quarterback Blake Bortles fired a pass to his right for tight end Marcedes Lewis. But the ball was just outside of Lewis’ reach, as he tipped the ball off his hands. Robey-Coleman was in the right place at the right time to end Jacksonville’s scoring threat.

“I had vision on the quarterback and Marcedes Lewis came underneath. When Blake threw it, I just broke on the ball,” Robey-Coleman said. “I thought Marcedes was going to catch it.  He tipped the ball and it just landed in my hands.”

With the pick, Robey-Coleman has tied his career high for interceptions in a single season. The former Buffalo corner set the mark last year, coincidentally, with two
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4) Gurley reaches 110 again

Running back Todd Gurley was in a familiar setting at EverBank Field — the site of the annual Florida-Georgia matchup. Gurley improved his personal record to 3-1 in the facility with the Rams’ win, and did it with a lot of tough yards.

Gurley finished with 116 yards on 23 carries — good for an average of 5.0 yards. His longest run of the day was 14 yards, which means he was able to get plenty of gash runs to help keep L.A. ahead of the chains.

Six of Gurley’s first-down carries went for six to eight yards — a fact that illustrates his effectiveness and how well the offensive line was blocking.

“You definitely have to earn everything, especially the 3rd-and-1s,” Gurley said of facing the Jaguars. “Those big boys up front, the receivers, and tight ends — everybody — has been able to do their jobs. We have been able to go out and execute.”

Gurley has now reached at least 110 yards rushing in three of the Rams’ last four games. He had 113 against San Francisco and 121 against Dallas before reaching 116 on Custom Bengals Jersey Sunday.

5) Offense sputters, but was effective on final drive

Los Angeles’ pass game had a tough time getting going on Sunday, as quarterback Jared Goff finished just 11-of-21 passing with 124 yards and a touchdown. The signal-caller was under heavy pressure for much of the contest, as he was sacked three times and the Jaguars registered five quarterback hits.

“I missed a couple. I think I missed Sammy [Watkins] down the field there and Tyler [Higbee] on the one down the sideline,” Goff said. “I think I made a couple bad decisions there and made a couple bad throws. For the most part, I was happy I didn’t turn the ball over. I think against a good defense like that and a team that you know they are waiting for you to do that Custom Bills Jersey if anything.”

The numbers were noticeably down across the board, as L.A. ended the contest with 249 total yards, 12 first downs, and 4-of-31 in third-down efficiency. Two of those third-down conversions came on the Rams’ five-minute drive midway through the fourth quarter, which took 5:08 off the clock and induced Jacksonville to call all three of its timeouts.

McVay said that if L.A. could put a drive together like that toward the end of the game, the team felt it would be in good shape. And that’s exactly how it turned out.

“To [the offense’s] credit, they made the plays when they had to, and churned some clock off,” McVay said.

There’s plenty to correct from an offensive standpoint — McVay said, bluntly, “Offensively, it was not good enough” — but the Rams were still able to get a 10-point victory on Sunday.

“There was a lot of plays that we’d like to have back offensively. I do not want to get away from giving credit to Jacksonville for forcing us into not being able to make those,” McVay said. “There were some situations that we’ll look at. We think that we can get better. We can create some of those explosives that you see us doing earlier on in the year.”

 

Stellar Special Teams Crucial Customized NY Giants Jersey in Victory over Jaguars

With two touchdowns, two field goals, and three extra points, the Rams’ special teams accounted for 21 of the club’s 27 points on Sunday.

JACKSONVILLE — When a team receives one special teams touchdown, it’s often a catalyst for victory.

But two special teams touchdowns in one game? That’s nearly Personalized NY Giants Jersey insurmountable.

And on a day where Los Angeles’ offense struggled to get Customized NY Giants Jersey points against a solid Jacksonville defense, the Rams’ special teams unit was clearly what led to a 27-17 victory.

Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper returned the opening kickoff 103 yards, spotting L.A. seven points. Then linebacker Cory Littleton blocked a punt deep in Jacksonville territory that running back Malcolm Brown put in the end zone.

Plus, kicker Greg Zuerlein nailed two field goal attempts, including one from 56 yards out — his longest of the season so far.

Between the two touchdowns, field goals, and extra points, special teams accounted Custom Bengals Jersey for 21 of Los Angeles’ 27 points.

“I think you guys have seen us play enough that it’s very difficult in the NFL when you give up that many points on [special] teams, it’s very difficult to win the game,” Jacksonville head cough Doug Marrone said postgame.

In his postgame press conference, head coach Sean McVay credited special teams coordinator John Fassel and assistant special teams coach Tyrone McKenzie for their efforts in preparing their players for a dominating performance.

“Can’t say enough about those guys — great job by Pharoh Cooper to start out the game, and then we get the blocked punt, Malcom Brown’s able to finish it. So John Fassel and Tyrone McKenzie did a great job with those guys, getting them ready for an excellent opponent,” McVay said. “Their special teams have done a really good job throughout this season so far. I can’t say enough about their effort, and that was the difference in winning this football game today.”

“Every week we just try to make plays and we definitely met that goal today,” Brown said. “That’s our mindset in practice to play like we do in the game. And that’s how we played today.”

On the opening kickoff, Cooper fielded the ball three yards into the end zone, then broke to his right. After making a spin move near the numbers at the visitors’ 20-yard line, Cooper had a some space to the outside, found it, and darted up the sideline. Wide receiver Mike Thomas made a nice block to spring Cooper, and the wideout was able to evade two diving Jaguars to score the Rams’ first kick return touchdown since 2005.

“It takes everybody — all 11 guys,” Cooper said of scoring on the play. “Credit to those guys, they work their tails off at practice every week too, so I give a lot of credit to those guys. We have a great chemistry back there with the wedges and the front line. So they did a great job all week preparing and all year really. A lot of credit goes to them.”

Cooper now leads the league with a 31.7 yard kick return average, and has two of the longest returns so far this season at 66 and 103 yards.

McVay said he’s noticed Cooper progress in the role as the year’s gone on, in part because it’s hard to exactly replicate those situations in practice.

“You look at Custom Bills Jersey where he’s able to pop the one, after he’s ended up putting it on the ground earlier on in the season. I thought it was a big return he had against Dallas a couple weeks ago,” McVay said. “You get some confidence going, you can see that he’s a strong runner. And to be able to make that play to finish was huge for us, big momentum boost to start out 7-0 right away. Pharoh did an excellent job on that one.”

While the Rams looked like they would need a two-minute drive to score before halftime, special teams put the club back in the end zone instead with the blocked punt. On 4th-and-9 from the Buffalo BillsJacksonville 19, Littleton broke through the middle of the Jags protection, extended his arms, and hit the ball just as it came off Brad Nortman’s foot. The ball went to the right, where Brown scooped it up. At that point, the running back was joined by a number of his teammates, as they essentially used a rugby scrum to go eight yards into the end zone.

“Basically we came out with a mindset that our special teams was going to make big plays in this game and one thing was the blocked punt,” Littleton said. “We came with a scenario where we had a chance to do it and we successfully executed it.”

The points were clearly critical for both special teams touchdowns, but quarterback Jared Goff also noted how those plays were significant for Los Angeles’ energy and attitude.

“Starting the game off there with Pharoh’s kick — giving you seven points right off the bat and then you have a punt Cincinnati Bengal block that turns into a touchdown. It’s just momentum,” Goff said. “More than anything, the points are awesome, but you get that momentum. You get that feeling. You get that belief — the belief that you are going to win. And it’s a good feeling. And those were huge, obviously, tonight in the result of the game.”

 

McVay Impressed with Donald’s Custom Bengals Jersey Work Ethic

DT Aaron Donald carries a reputation for having a strong work ethic, and HC Sean McVay has seen it firsthand.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Defensive tackle Aaron Donald Custom Bengals Jersey has a reputation for possessing a strong work ethic.

Way back in 2015, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin extolled Donald for that element of his game after noticing the defensive tackle at his Alma Mater’s facility in Pittsburgh.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

“I was Personalized NY Giants Jersey  in this past winter, it was a week after the Pro Bowl and I saw him Buffalo Bills in that parking lot every morning because he was coming over to get his work like he normally does at the University of Pittsburgh,” Tomlin said then. “I saw him just about every morning in February when a lot of guys are on beaches and vacationing, this guy was getting out of his car at 6:30 in the morning to work out. That’s not out of character based on the things that I know about him.”

Now in his fourth pro Cincinnati Bengals season, Donald is no different. In five games, Donald has recorded 2.0 sacks, five tackles for loss, and 11 quarterback hits. Pro Football Focus has continued to name him its top graded interior defender week after week.

And while it’s his on-field performance that’s drawn accolades, Donald’s work ethic remains what impresses coaches the most.

On Monday, L.A.head coach Sean McVay recalled a recent moment where, too, was struck by Donald’s actions.

“He’d probably be embarrassed that I told you guys this, but I’ve always respected how good of a football player he is. You see on the tape, you watch he’s a special talent. But, I think, when you see special players like him, the intrinsic motivation, the drive to prepare and understand the process and appreciation for that is just as important,”
Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale McVay said on Monday.

“I was leaving on Thursday night around 9:30 pm or so 10 … and there was a car — his car was there. I went into the D-line room and he was in there studying tape and studying the way guys set on pass plays and things like that,” the head coach continued. “I think that’s a small example of when you have the talent and it also matches up with the motivation, the appreciation for the process, the preparation and approach — you get special players like him. He makes another huge impact on the Custom Bills Jersey game yesterday.

“Really, I can’t say enough. I’m really more impressed with him the more that I’m around him because of things like that. And that’s what you always hear when you’re around those great players. Those guys set the standard — they prepare, they do it all the right way, then they’ve got the talent to match up with it.”

So what did McVay say when he saw Donald?

“I said, ‘Man, what are you doing?’ He said studying his deal, doing his normal routine — which guys that have been
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Gurley Efficient, Effective in Run Cincinnati Bengal Jersey Game

RB Todd Gurley has rushed for over 110 yards in three of the Rams’ last four games. But he’s gaining yards in a different way than he did as a rookie Custom Bengals Jersey.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — When Todd Gurley was a rookie, he made his mark with four straight games of at least 125 yards rushing. And each of those games featured a run that was at least 48 yards long.

Gurley finished that year No. 3 in rushing with 1,106 yards on 229 carries — good for a 4.8-yard average. But the 2015 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year recorded nearly a third of his rushing yards — 32.9 percent — on carries of at least 25 yards. He had eight such plays for 364 yards that season.

Through six games in 2017, Gurley is No Custom Bills Jersey. 4 in yards rushing with 521. He’s rushed for at least 113 yards in three of Los Angeles’ past four games, and is currently on pace to finish the year with about 1,400 — after amassing just 885 yards last year.

While Gurley’s rushing numbers evoke some memories of his rookie year, he’s getting his yards in a different way. In Sunday’s game, the running back took 23 carries for 116 yards — but his longest run went for 14 yards. In fact, Gurley has taken only two carries for at least 20 yards this season — both coming against San Francisco. Still, 43 percent (53 of 123) of Gurley’s runs in 2017 have gone at least five yards.

So what does all that mean? Well, Gurley has been an efficient runner and that’s helped the Rams stay in favorable down-and-distance situations. In Sunday’s game, for instance, Gurley had six first-down runs of at least six yards — four were six, one seven, and one eight.

“For Todd to have over Buffalo Bills 00 on 23 carries and the long be 14 shows you how efficient we were running it — guys were getting good knockoff,” head coach Sean McVay said on Monday Customized NY Giants Jersey.

Usually that helps translate to strong third down numbers as well. Even after Sunday’s game, L.A. is No. 5 in third-down efficiency at 44.3 percent.

But third downs were a struggle for the Rams’ offense against the Jaguars, as the club finished just 4-of-13 in the category.

“That’s what I was so surprised about [from Sunday] because we were efficient early on — we were just poor on third downs,” McVay said. “And credit to them, they made the plays. But I think one of the things that we’ve done a good job of offensively throughout the year — we’re one of the top teams in third down because we get to those [3rd-and-2] to [3rd-and-5] and it’s been a really high percentage that we’re converting.”

There were a number of issues with third downs — from getting stuffed on a 3rd-and-1 play early, to a drop on 3rd-and-2, to a protection issue that led to a sack.

“We get stopped on the 3rd-and-1 for two weeks in a row now on one of our first third downs of the game. You look at the 3rd-and-1, Seattle stops us and that really hasn’t been typical of what we’ve done. And then we end of having a drop on one of our better receivers who’s got great aggressive hands on a 3rd-and-2,” McVay said.

“We had four conversions on third down which isn’t nearly good enough when you’ve got 13 cracks at it, but all four of those where huge and came at critical times that all lead to points for us,” the head coach added.

Jacksonville also successfully took away some of what Los Angeles wanted to accomplish offensively through their coverages. McVay noted how the Jaguars played the Rams with a deep-to-short mentality, which closed off some of the downfield routes.

“They’re a good team that plays a lot of three-deep, four Cincinnati Bengal underneath just like Seattle does,” McVay said. “They played their underneath droppers with a little bit more depth to alleviate your ability to hit some of those intermediate crossing routes and things that we’ve seen and they were going to rally deep to short on some of our check downs.”

What that did, however, was keep fewer defenders closer to the line of scrimmage. And that, in turn, was likely a factor in why Gurley was able to be so efficient as a runner.

“I thought that’s why the run game was affected as well, because they weren’t quite stepping up quite as much and their ‘backers were doing an excellent job keying things,” McVay said. “And that’s why you try to have that marriage of the run and the pass game.”

With more receiving weapons and quarterback Jared Goff earning respect as a passer in McVay’s offensive system, Gurley should continue to be efficient on the ground as the 2017 season continues.

 

Practice Report: Adjusting the Schedule,Custom Browns Jersey Cooper Earns an Honor

The Rams held their first practice of the week at the University of North Florida. Plus, notes on KR Pharoh Cooper, who was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Rams began their practice week Custom Browns Jersey at the University of North Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The club will hold a session there on Wednesday and Thursday before heading to London on a red-eye flight Thursday Paul Hornung Jersey evening. Here are a few notes from the day’s session.

INJURY REPORT

There were a few Rams listed on Wednesday’s injury report, but there was also good news.

McVay said safety Lamarcus Joyner was a full participant in the day’s session and is on track to start Sunday’s game against the Cardinals if everything goes according to the current plan.

“He said he felt good today,” McVay said. “It was a little bit modified tempo, just dealing with the atmosphere. But he said he felt good and the anticipation is he’ll be ready to go and start for us.”

After sitting out last Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, cornerback Troy Hill was also a full participant on Wednesday.Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Linebacker Mark Barron Jordy Nelson Jersey (thumb) and safety Cody Davis (thigh) did not participate in the session.

Finally, outside linebacker Connor Barwin, center John Sullivan, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth received their usual Wednesday rest day and should be back in practice tomorrow.

ADJUSTING THE SCHEDULE

The Rams have changed their schedule a bit this week, which is to be expected with a London game. But being a West Coast team, traveling to the United Kingdom after an East Coast game presents its own set of challenges.

That’s part of why the Rams elected to stay in Jacksonville until Thursday, to help mitigate the stress of travel. And Custom Bears Jersey so far, the plan has been successful.

“I think it’s gone really well. I think, really, you just look at the first couple days of your weekly preparation — you’re just doing it in a different place,” head coach Sean McVay said Wednesday. “But players handled it great.”

“It’s definitely better than flying back to California and then having to fly all the way out to London,” quarterback Jared Goff said.

Goff called the experience similar to training camp, since everyone is staying in the same place. And he noted there are some advantages of being at the a hotel, as meeting rooms are close to the rooms where players are sleeping.
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“It is nice having the meeting rooms so close, and all the facilities, and film close where we can actually get in maybe little bit more work if we need to,” Goff said.

It’s also another chance for players to be able to bond on the road, where the club has experienced a lot of success this season. The Rams are 3-0 away from their home stadium for the first time since 2001.

“I think it’s been a great opportunity for us to kind of get away and continue to connect, like we’ve talked about,” McVay said. “And up to this point, it’s been exactly what we had hoped.”

But players said there hasn’t been too much of an adjustment of the weekly rhythm so far. The club practiced at 2:30 on Wednesday, and will hit the field at 1:15 on Thursday. If there’s one thing that’s different, McVay said the club tried to install more of the game plan a bit earlier in the week than usual so that everything is in before the trans-Atlantic flight.

“We actually got a little bit of a jump on our install where we got some of the third downs in, just so we can get our entire gameplan installed to our players before we travel to London tomorrow night,” McVay said. “They did a great job coming out, having a good locked-in focus and
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“You try to keep the same routine that you’d have if you were in L.A.,” middle linebacker Alec Ogletree said. “Coach has done a great job of getting us in and out of meetings, and giving us off time — just all kinds of stuff that we need to be prepared for this game.”

COOPER NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

For the fourth time this season, the Rams have a NFC Player of the Week.

Kick returner Pharoh Cooper earned the honor, being named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week after taking Sunday’s opening kick 103 yards for a touchdown.

“Can’t say enough about Pharoh Cooper and what he’s done,” McVay said. “I think he’s continuing to improve as a receiver as well. And we talked about him the other day — he’s just a good football player. Really, really pleased with Pharoh. And I think [special teams coordinator] John Fassel does a great job of putting those guys in position to have success, and we’re very happy for Pharoh.”

“It’s a great accomplishment,” Cooper said. “I thank the Lord for putting me in position to do this. And I give a lot of credit to the kick return team. We put a lot of work into this week-in and week-out, and I give a lot of credit to those guys. They’re a big part of that.”

Cooper said he’s heard from a number of people about the touchdown, through calls Chicago Bears and texts. But he said what’s most meaningful about the return is that his parents were in the crowd to see it. They live in North Carolina, and came down to watch their son play a rare contest on the East Coast.

“That was probably the most meaningful thing about it — I was able to come to Jacksonville and do that in front of them, so that meant a lot,” Cooper said.

The wideout acknowledged he’s looked at the play a bunch of times — not just in the film room with his teammates.

“I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it,” Cooper said with a laugh. “I keep getting tagged in videos, so I keep watching it. But it’s fun just to look back and see it from that point of view — actually what happened, all the little things that go into it. Because there’s a lot of little Cleveland Browns things that make the big things work. So I’ve watched it a few times and it’s just fun how everything’s set up in the game of football.”Vintage 1961 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Team Color Throwback Jersey Mitchell and Ness.

Cooper currently leads the NFL in kick returns (15), return yards (476), and return average (31.7 yards). The South Carolina product is also the only player to return a kick for a touchdown so far in 2017.

Los Angeles’ previous players of the week are running back Todd Gurley, cornerback Trumaine Johnson, and kicker Greg Zuerlein. Gurley was also the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.

What does four Player of the Week honors say about the Rams six weeks into the season?

“I think we’ve got good players that have made some big-time plays to be able to put themselves in position to achieve an honor like that,” McVay said.

 

Cooper Named NFC Special Jordy Nelson Jersey Teams Player of the Week

WR Pharoh Cooper has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning Sunday’s opening kick 103 yards for a touchdown.

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After scoring the first kick
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Cooper returned the opening kick of Sunday’s 27-17 victory over the Jaguars 103 yards for a touchdown to give Los Angeles a 7-0 lead. The South Carolina product used a spin move to evade a potential Jacksonville tackler before darting up the right sideline to pay dirt.

The play represented the franchise’s first kick return for a touchdown since 2005, when cornerback Chris Johnson accomplished the feat against the Seahawks.

On Monday, head coach Sean McVay called Cooper extremely tough and a great competitor.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

“Clearly, he makes a big play on the kick return yesterday, but he’s a really good football player,” McVay said. “I think guys like Paul Hornung Jersey him — you win with players like Pharoh Cooper, because he’s tough, good football player, great competitor. Those are the kind of guys you love to have on your roster and he’s made an impact in Custom Browns Jersey a variety of ways for us.”

Los Angeles scored a pair of special teams touchdowns on Sunday, which McVay called the difference in the victory.

The Rams have now won four NFC Player of the Week honors and one NFC Player of the Month honor this season. Running back Todd Gurley was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in Custom Bears Jersey September and NFC Offensive Player of the Week after the victory over the Cowboys. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for forcing two turnovers against the Colts to open the season. And Greg Zuerlein Cleveland Browns was named NFC Special Teams player of the Week after hitting seven field
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