The Los Angeles Rams Celebrates First Playoff Game
The Rams’ line is in the spirit ensuring business. The Cowboys’ vaunted protective front, fresh off holding the Seahawks’ NFL-best ground amusement to only 73 yards surging in a week ago’s trump card win, went through all week talking, envisioning, slobbering over the ruin they would wreak at the line of scrimmage. Dallas DE DeMarcus Lawrence guaranteed that it’s not just about the hits, it’s tied in with making adversaries frightened.
“I go in consistently needing to take a quarterback’s spirit,” Lawrence said. “You look in a man’s eye and see fear in his heart. That is the point at which you realize you got him.”
That was announcement board material for the Rams’ O-line. Jared Goff’s spirit stays unblemished after the Rams’ 33-20 win on Saturday night, and his body as well: he took no sacks and was hit just once. The Rams’ front five—Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan, Austin Blythe and Rob Havenstein—was completely prevailing, giving Goff all the time he required and springing running backs Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson for a consolidated 238 yards and three scores on 39 conveys.
So now you know why Aqib Talib burst into Goff’s on-field meeting to shout, “He ain’t taking no screwing soul around here!”
Left handle Andrew Whitworth liked to give the numbers and the outcome a chance to represent themselves.
“We heard [his soul-grabbing comment],” Whitworth said. “He didn’t get poop throughout the night and they got covered. I think we’ve said all we have to state.”
Whitworth was a beast all amusement, no place more plainly than on Anderson’s second touchdown, which put the diversion distant. Watch Whitworth, No. 77, abuse Lawrence to the outside to clear a pleasant delicious gap for Anderson. DJ Hustle