Britt grabbed four of six passes for 38 yards in Sunday's 37-32 win at Tampa Bay. He also lost a fumble at one point.
Britt had easily been the team's most impressive offensive performer through the first two games, but that changed Sunday as Todd Gurley scored twice and other wideouts stepped up. While Case Keenum has struggled to move the ball and produce points, he's still leaned heavily on his big wideout, as Britt has seen 21 targets through three games. It's hard to imagine much success next week, however, as Britt will likely have to deal with CB Patrick Peterson at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Britt was a bright spot in what was, overall, a miserable offensive performance all-around. The Rams still haven't scored a touchdown this season, and while Britt's performance was encouraging, the Rams will need more out of their passing game if they want to be contenders in the NFC West. The veteran will look to continue his strong performance in Week 3 against a Buccaneers team that got torched by Carson Palmer and the Cardinals on Sunday.
Britt nearly tripled the receiving yardage of his next-closest teammate Monday, evidencing just how ineffective the Rams' passing game was as a whole. His 22-yard catch marked Los Angeles' longest play of the night and his six targets trailed only Tavon Austin for the team lead. Given quarterback Case Keenum's limitations, Britt's upside is pretty restricted, but he at least figures to benefit from his standing as the team's top wideout.
Britt's production almost entirely came from his 19-yard catch early in Saturday's game, but all four of his targets came over Los Angeles' first two offensive drives, showing his significant standing within the Rams' first-team offense, even if their run-heavy approach and transitional quarterback situation makes matters less than ideal.
Britt caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
Britt's catch came on the Rams' second drive, with starting quarterback Case Keenum on the passing end. Keenum has the early advantage over Jared Goff, but either way, the Rams will build their offense around Todd Gurley. While there's been no indication Britt's starting job is in danger, he only had 72 targets in 16 games last season, despite making 13 starts and playing 68 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Britt did have some success while working with Keenum, recording 38 percent of his receiving yards (and two of his three touchdowns) with a quarterback that accounted for just 26 percent of the team's pass attempts.
|4||10/2/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
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|12||11/27/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/16||@ SEA||8:25 pm|
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