Alex Smith performed in his first sport since struggling a grotesque leg harm in Week 11 of 2018, coming in after Kyle Allen was injured within the second quarter. Dwayne Haskins, who simply misplaced the beginning QB job final week, was unavailable as a consequence of sickness.
Smith’s return was the one spotlight for followers within the nation’s capital, as Jared Goff and the Rams bounced again from a poor efficiency final week to torment the Washington protection.
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Story of the Recreation
Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio appeared to don’t have any reply for Rams tight finish Gerald Everett. The beneficiary of Sean McVay’s creativity, Everett racked up 80 yards on three catches within the first half off screens and as a mismatch on the skin at large receiver.
Whereas Goff performed comfortably from the pocket, dealing with strain on 6.3% of his dropbacks, Aaron Donald repeatedly made his means into the lap of the Washington quarterback. Los Angeles generated 15 complete pressures — Donald led the best way with three sacks.
After posting a 66.6 passing grade final week towards the Giants — fifteenth amongst all 32 beginning quarterbacks in Week 4 — Goff seemed sharper right now. With a mean time to throw of two.51 seconds and a mean depth of goal of 6.3 yards, the Rams QB flourished as a dink-and-dunk passer.
Excluding Everett, no different Rams pass-catcher averaged greater than 2.64 yards per route run. The offense produced 196 yards after the catch, suggesting that McVay’s components via the primary 5 weeks is to get the ball rapidly into the palms of his finest playmakers.
After a groin harm held him out final week towards the Baltimore Ravens, Chase Younger returned right now to play 43 snaps and seemed like a piece in progress.
On the Washington offense, third-round operating again Antonio Gibson turned in a comparatively quiet efficiency with 16 complete touches for 51 yards.
Serving as a backup to second-year professional Darrell Henderson, Cam Akers carried the ball 9 occasions and rushed for 61 yards.
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