Rams Defense Leads Way to Last Coliseum Win

by Zach Martin
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If you are the Los Angeles Rams, you couldn’t have picked a more elegant way to end the Rams era at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The mission, to capture one last win to end the LA Memorial. The Rams needed a win to finish the season 9-7 and send off the Old Grey Lady in style. In the end, the mission was accomplished.

On the backs of the defense, who collectively forced 5 turnovers, lead the way to the Rams accomplishing their mission to get one last win at the coliseum before moving to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. After a tough outing last week against the 49ers, rookie safety Taylor Rapp had a day to remember as he had a fumble recovery and an interception.

Both takeaways came in crucial moments that swayed the outcome of the game in which that in the process leads to two Rams touchdowns. Cory Littleton, who did leave the game with a chest contusion, had the only Ram sack but a fumble recovery of his own. Other Rams players on the defense to get takeaways were Samson Ebukam who had a fumble recovery at the end of the game that was caused by Troy Reeder along with Darious Williams who got an interception.

Offensively, the Rams were led by the passing game in which Jared Goff threw for 319 yards on 29/45 attempts and 3 touchdowns with a QB rating of 107.5. Although Tyler Higbee didn’t get his fifth-straight 100+ yard game, he did manage eight receptions for 84 yards with a touchdown. Furthermore, he has set the records for receptions (69), and receiving yards (734) by a Rams tight end. Cooper Kupp led the Rams in receiving with 99 yards on seven catches with a touchdown.

Robert Woods also picked up the other touchdown while accumulating 67 yards on seven catches. Unfortunately, the run game never got going but Malcolm Brown did manage on the only rushing touchdown with 26 yards on nine attempts. Todd Gurley II, on the other hand, had 68 yards on 20 attempts.

What’s next for the Rams? A lot of soul searching to see what they need to adjust in the off-season as now all eyes turn to SoFi Stadium in 2020. The team will also have to focus on the draft but even more so, they are also getting an upgrade in logos, and uniform designs. The future looks bright for the 2020 LA Rams with a new look, and a new stadium to call home.

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