Overall the pressure they put on Brady was really good and they did a better job than I expected of containing patriot WRs. Besides Edelman it was hard for Brady to find WRs who could get separation down the field. However Sean McVay still seems to have trouble integrating Todd Gurley into his offense which is bad considering that Gurley is a top 5 RB. Also Jared Goff seemed to have trouble with his pocket awareness and scanning the field. This caused him to miss open WRs, like brandin cooks, a lot.
Aaron Donald (99)
Even though Aaron was blocked, he still was able to accumulate a lot of tackles.
Aqib Talib (21)
He wasn’t targeted much during the game but when he was he gave up nearly 15 yards a possession.
Austin Proehl (13)
Brandin Cooks (12)
He was Goff’s no. 1 WR and had 100+ yards which was impressive considering Goff had a lot of trouble throwing.
Gerald Everett (81)
No catches and his blocking was not up to par.
Johnny Hekker (6)
Could’ve in the running for Rams MVP.
Josh Reynolds (83)
He wasn’t bad in the punt return, kick return area but nothing special.
Justin Lawler (53)
Only had two snaps.
Marcus Peters (22)
Played way better than expected but when he was targeted he gave up a reception nearly 60% of the time. Gave up nearly 53 yards but he and Talib held the patriots WR corps under 100 yards.
Marqui Christian (41)
Only played one snap
Micah Kiser (59)
Only played two snaps
Troy Hill (32)
Did well in the 12 snaps he had. Didn’t allow any yards.
Tyler Higbee (89)
He didn’t have any catches but his blocking was decent.
Advanced Team Grades
Run Offense (Overall)
Passing Offense (Overall)
Moving the Chains
Overall QB Play
Game Notes on Offense
They need to find a way to reintegrate Gurley into the offense. Goff gets jitters in big games and McVay will have to utilize plays that allow Goff to get the ball out quicker, sometimes to a predetermined WR. Goff needs to become better at pocket awareness too. Cooks and Woods had good games despite a lackluster passing and running game though.