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2-1, 1st in NFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, asked Friday if he checks on how Aaron Donald is doing since they still haven't agreed on a deal: "I haven't sensed that's been a distraction. ... It's not like something every day where we're checking up. I just want to make sure -- and I know he knows this -- that while he's here, it doesn't mean we're not trying to proactively pursue a solution so that everybody can feel good about it. That's one of our priorities. That doesn't change, whether he's been here or not."

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Offseason work paying off for Goff (1:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters in his day-after press conference that WRs Sammy Watkins and Tavon Austin remain in concussion protocol. DB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) and C John Sullivan (groin) are day-to-day.

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HQ recaps the action on TNF and more

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Stugotz recap TNF and discuss if the Rams and 49ers remind us of how much we love the game, Aaron Hernandez suffering from CTE and more.

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Yates high on Rams offense (2:04)
ESPN Stats & Info

Goff much cleaner from pocket in 2017

Jared Goff was 18-of-22 with three TDs from the pocket Thursday night. He's now completing 74 percent of his passes from the pocket, with one more passing TD than he had last year. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Gurley grinds it out for high-watermark night

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Todd Gurley combined for 70 yards after contact Thursday (40 rushing, 30 receiving), second-most in a game in his career. That includes 39 YAC on 108 rushing yards between the tackles, his fourth-most such yards in his career.

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McDermott confident in Watkins trade decision (0:32)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Rams WR Sammy Watkins' big game Thursday night, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday it is "hard to watch" for fans and "at times from a coach's perspective" after Buffalo traded Watkins in August.

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Vote: Are these Rams for real?

Do you buy the Rams as a legitimate playoff contender? And are you buying this new and improved Jared Goff?

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday he is happy for WR Sammy Watkins after Watkins caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night. McDermott understands how it is "hard to watch" for fans and "coaches at times" after Bills traded Watkins away this August. That said, McDermott said he is pleased with having Jordan Matthews, who was acquired in a separate trade.

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Kellerman calls Rams-49ers best game of the year (1:35)
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Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Cooper Kupp

Though he doesn't have the size or athleticism of big-time outside targets, Kupp was one of the most physically ready receivers entering the 2017 draft, and it's showing in his first few games.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I can't get carried away with Todd Gurley's hot start, though. A closer look at his three NFL seasons through three games: 2015: 66.3 PPR FPTS, 6.4 YPC, 2 total TDs 2016: 34.2 PPR FPTS, 2.9 YPC, 2 total TDs 2017: 85.1 PPR FPTS, 3.8 YPC, 6 total TDs What's made the difference in terms of fantasy production is scoring opportunity, as Gurley has eight touches within three yards of the goal line this year, compared to one (2015) and four (2016) in the other two sets. This feels a bit Melvin Gordon 2016-ish, except that their offenses aren't remotely comparable. It's encouraging from a "barely RB1" value standpoint, but I can't elevate Gurley further.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Todd Gurley's 37.9 PPR fantasy points last night were the 10th-most by any running back in a Thursday game since at least 1950, and they were the third-most by a running back on Thursday Night Football since it began in 2006, trailing Kareem Hunt's 45.6 in 2017 Week 1 and Brian Westbrook's 40.0 in 2008 Week 13.

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Are the Rams actually a good team?

Mike Golic Jr. recaps an exciting Thursday Night Football game and discusses the growth of the Rams. Plus, Aaron Hernandez had CTE. And, Ramon Foster of the Steelers calls in.

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Is the Rams' offense legit? (0:55)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley, on the encouragement of being in a system that sets this offense up for success: "It feels good, man. It feels good. We haven't been able to put up points like that since Marshall and them left. ... I'm just happy for Goff, being able to go out there and sling it. Especially after the tough year he had last year. I'm happy to see him progress."

Team Stats

Passing Yards279.07th
Rushing Yards95.319th
Points For35.71st
Points Against25.0Tied-25th

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