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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Coach Sean McVay stood at a podium in the bowels of Levi’s Stadium, obviously discouraged immediately after the Los Angeles Rams fell for a fifth consecutive time to the San Francisco 49ers, plunging on their own into a two-game dropping streak.
“I pick out to believe that these past few of months are not who we are,” McVay mentioned. “I refuse to imagine that, even though you are only as fantastic as your past recreation.”
Over the offseason, the Rams traded for quarterback Matthew Stafford in an undeniable energy to make a Tremendous Bowl LVI run. Much more not too long ago around the earlier two weeks, they doubled down on making a title contender when they finished a blockbuster trade for All-Professional exterior linebacker Von Miller, then signed a few-time Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
On the other hand, soon after a 31-10 loss to the 49ers on Monday Evening Football, the Rams locate on their own amid their initial two-recreation shedding streak of the period and seem to be a staff in regression relatively than 1 gearing up for a deep playoff operate.
“It was a humbling evening for us as a crew,” McVay explained. “And a excellent prospect for us to be capable to get a deep breath, phase absent, glimpse at the points we require to accurate.”
For a second consecutive match, Stafford threw again-to-back interceptions in the first quarter. The 49ers transformed each takeaways into touchdowns for an early 14- lead that they did not relinquish with the Rams not able to maintain tempo.
It was not just the offense that faltered.
The Rams’ defense could not get off the industry as it permitted the 49ers to go 8-of-14 on third down and lost the time of possession struggle, 39:03 to 20:57.
With the reduction, the Rams fell to 7-3 and blew an possibility to gain traction in the NFC West on the division-major Arizona Cardinals, who a working day earlier suffered their 2nd decline of the period and fell to 8-2.
They’re going to now go into a 7 days 11 bye with what they can only hope will be ample time to address the concerns that have recently plagued them on offense, protection and exclusive groups.
“We are going to devote some time contemplating about it, reflecting on the initially 10 game titles of the 12 months and some of the very good things, some of the undesirable, how I can be improved to assistance guide this staff,” explained Stafford, who finished 26 of 41 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. “Undoubtedly want to get absent for a minor little bit mentally and just check out to arrive back recharged and prepared to go.”
Awaiting on the other facet of the open up date will be Aaron Rodgers and the Eco-friendly Bay Packers (8-2), whom the Rams need to face at Lambeau Subject.
“We will glance inwardly, we’re heading to determine this factor out,” McVay reported. “And we are going to come again freaking swinging. I guarantee you that these final 7 games of the frequent year.”
The two Miller and Beckham created their Rams debut in the reduction.
“It is really unquestionably not fun dropping, but I had enjoyable tonight,” stated Miller, who was obtained ahead of the trade deadline earlier this month but was inactive last week as he ongoing to get well from an ankle sprain. “Shedding is not what you want to do, but I am thrilled to be here, enthusiastic to rush with [Aaron Donald]. I’m thrilled to see what we can do going ahead.”
Beckham, who agreed to phrases on a free-agent offer only four days previously, played 15 snaps, like 4 immediately after the 1st fifty percent.
He caught two passes for 18 yards and was targeted on a third toss, but Stafford’s move rather fell into the fingers of security Jimmie Ward for the reason that of an evident route miscommunication amongst Beckham and Stafford.
“It just was not our night time,” said Beckham, who is envisioned to just take on a major job subsequent the bye following receiver Robert Woods endured a torn remaining ACL in apply final 7 days that will sideline him for the time. “There is no way around it. It just was not our night time in all a few phases of the video game.”