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7-3, 1st in NFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Blair Walsh's 52-yard attempt falls about three feet short and the Seahawks (6-4) lose a close one to the Falcons. The Rams (7-3) still hold a one-game lead in the NFC West.


Not the end of the world

Rams head coach Sean McVay joined JB Long and D'Marco Farr to talk about his team losing 24-7 on the road to the Minnesota Vikings. McVay says the Rams didn't play "great complementary football," and that led to the loss. Also, McVay broke down what to expect this weekend for the Rams as they clash with the New Orleans Saints.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McVay said the Rams will try to replace Robert Woods "by committee." Josh Reynolds, Mike Thomas and Pharoh Cooper will factor in. Tavon Austin, a backfield decoy this season, will see more snaps, probably both as a running back and a traditional receiver. But there's no getting around it: Sammy Watkins has to step up now.

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Rams WR Woods likely out a couple weeks

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods has a shoulder injury that will keep him out of the lineup for a couple weeks.


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, on what the loss of WR Robert Woods represents: "Clearly from a production standpoint the last couple weeks, you're losing a significant player."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods injured his left shoulder on an in-breaking route late in Sunday's game, when Harrison Smith tackled him to the ground with his weight on top of him. Rams coach Sean McVay said "there was a chance" this injury would threaten Woods' season and require surgery. "But I think we got good, positive news back on that," McVay added. Rams are hoping it's two weeks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods has a shoulder injury and will be out "a couple weeks," Sean McVay said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No sacks for Aaron Donald, but he pressured the quarterback seven times on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. That's more than the entire Texans defense from Sunday. Donald has 60 pressures on the year, at least 12 more than any interior defender.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams' O-line combined to give up 13 QB pressures Sunday, its 2nd-highest total this season and 2nd-most among O-lines in Week 11, according to Pro Football Focus. Jared Goff was 5-of-13 for 40 yards when pressured, 18-of-24 for 185 yards when not, per PFF.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From Elias: Sunday's Rams-Saints game will mark the fourth time since the 1970 merger that two teams averaging 30-plus points per game meet in Week 12 or later. In the previous three such games, only one team reached 30 points. Saints and Rams each have good defenses, too.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting: Rookie NT Tanzel Smart received only seven snaps on Sunday, with Rams still looking for a third starter alongside Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. DE Ethan Westbrooks (31 snaps), DT Tyrunn Walker (26) and Morgan Fox (19) all played more.

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Grading the quarterback play for the Rams

Jared Goff has accounted for one of the NFL's largest Total QBR improvements since last season, in part by putting together back-to-back games of 300-plus yards, three or more touchdowns and zero interceptions.

ESPN Stats & Info

Gurley shut down by Vikings

Todd Gurley scored on the opening drive of the Rams' eventual 24-7 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. But the Minnesota defense halted him for the remainder of the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: The Rams blitzed a season-high 20 times on Sunday, and Case Keenum didn't take a single sack. He went 15-of-20 for 191 yards against the blitz.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, predictably, was critical of his playcalling after the game. "We didn't do enough things to win the football game, and it starts with me," he said. "We talk about it every single week, how you've got to be ready to go because it is a very humbling league. We definitely got humbled today by a very good team."

Kupp won't let key fumble linger (0:26)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"There are plays I want back," Rams WR Cooper Kupp said. "There are plays I wish I would've made."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LT Andrew Whitworth, on this game: "The reality is, we needed this. We need some adversity. It's not to say that we didn't need to come back and win that game, but you know what, some of the adverse situations in this game — on the road, in a really hard place to play, against one of the best defenses in the league — to play the kind of game that we were in, and for this team to be in the game we were in, I think it shows that we're legit and we're the real deal. If we get this opportunity again in the playoffs, if we get a chance to get in, we'll be prepared for it."

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.09th
Rushing Yards120.49th
Points For30.32nd
Points Against18.67th