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The Los Angeles Rams haven’t been able to build from that surprising and emotional win in Week 1.
They’ve now dropped back-to-back games, albeit to Super Bowl contenders, losing to the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.
Even so, Sean McVay’s team had a chance to win — or at least kept it close — in both games before eventually falling short.
That’s why he believes that — as much as the Bengals deserve credit for the win — Monday night’s loss was more due to self-inflicted wounds than anything else:
“There (were) just a lot of self-inflicted wounds,” McVay said Monday, via the Associated Press.
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— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 26, 2023
The Rams failed to execute properly in the Red Zone, going just 1 for 4 and settling for field goals more often than not.
They also struggled to move the chains in key situations, going just 1 for 11 on third down.
McVay’s team struggled with drops, and a lack of discipline, and Matthew Stafford showed some signs of rust and age by taking some sacks he wouldn’t have usually taken.
Overall, they had plenty of chances to hurt Zac Taylor’s team, especially considering the fact that Joe Burrow still doesn’t look anywhere near healthy.
Up next, the Rams will square off vs. a surprisingly good Indianapolis Colts team that may have rookie sensation QB Anthony Richardson back behind center for this matchup.
Richardson missed Sunday’s overtime upset win over the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion, but he could be back on the field on October 1, and he’s been a handful for opposing defenses because of his mobility.
Also, the Rams will need to do much better offensively against a stout Colts defense if they don’t want to drop their third straight game.
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