Keenum completed 27 of 32 passes for 321 yards, three touchdowns and one interceptions in Sunday's game against the Lions. He added seven yards and a touchdown on three carries in the 31-28 loss.
In a competitive game that was close throughout, Keenum came through with his finest performance of the season. He spread the ball around to seven different receivers, although nearly half of his yardage and two scores came from Kenny Britt. Keenum tossed multiple touchdowns for the third time this season, but he has not reached the end zone in the other three, illustrating inconsistent usage and performance to this point. However, he has had his three most prolific yardage in his last three games, with his production trending up during that span, and he will face a Giants defense in Week 7 that has been susceptible to the pass this year.
One of Keenum's interceptions was returned for a touchdown, breaking a 16-16 tie in the third quarter. Before Keenum's clunker Sunday, he had played reasonably well in the previous three games, leading the Rams to three straight wins. If the former University of Houston product has a couple of more games like this, there's a good chance we'll see rookie Jared Goff. Keenum does have a very favorable matchup next week at Detroit, which hasn't stopped opposing passing games this year.
Coming off his first game with a touchdown pass this season, Keenum continued that momentum in Week 4. His turnover-free play helped lead the Rams to a win in what was a defensive battle from start to finish. He's improved each week despite the running game's continued struggles. Keenum will likely need to maintain his run of quality performances to avoid the team benching him in favor of No. 1 pick Jared Goff. Things should get easier next week, returning home to face the Bills in Week 5.
Keenum completed 14-of-26 passes for 190 yards in Sunday's 37-32 win at Tampa Bay.
After struggling to produce in each of the Rams' first two games of the season, Keenum finally threw a touchdown pass, including a back-breaking score to Tavon Austin late in the fourth quarter. While it was far from a perfect outing, Keenum also threw a pretty 44-yard touchdown to Brian Quick early in the first quarter, and had to deal with some drops throughout the game. With the No.1 overall pick Jared Goff waiting in the wings, Keenum must continue to make plays, or his time as the team's starter could be short. It doesn't get easier for Keenum in Week 4, as he'll travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals.
No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff may be waiting in the wings, yet Keenum seems to have a longer leash than expected, in part due to Goff's hideous preseason performance. It will still be tough for the Rams to justify starting Keenum -- unless he turns things around in the next week or two -- after the offense produced just nine points in two games.
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