While the offense was largely stagnant for 60 minutes, the Rams defense dominated the 49ers' offensive line to keep the team in the game and eventually pull off the win. Defensive end
It was a stark departure from the same unit that failed to find much quarterback pressure over the first few weeks of the season. The Rams defense will hope to keep playing at an elite level in Week 10 against the Cardinals.
The Rams also enjoyed addition by subtraction when they parted ways with the regularly overmatched Cortland Finnegan this offseason. A unit that was dominant against the run last year should be able to do as good a job against Adrian Peterson as is possible. But teams will likely find it tougher to pass on the Rams this season; though the team was the worst in the league against No. 1 receivers last year, thanks in large part to Finnegan, they excelled against No. 2 wide receivers and were also the top team in the league at defending tight ends, per Football Outsiders.
The Vikings represent a nice matchup for the Rams, as Minnesota the 11th-best offense for DSTs to face last season. The Rams deservedly check in as top-five options for both CBSSports.com Fantasy experts this week.
|2012||St. Louis Rams||13||31||20.0||11||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||46||38.0||8||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||32||24.0||8||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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