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Bonsignore: Rams’ red-zone woes need fixing in a hurry

By in Press Enterprise on October 13, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

Shortly after trading the obligatory handshake with Pete Carroll after the Rams suffered a frustrating loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, Sean McVay turned to leave the Coliseum field on his way to the locker room. The look he wore was angry. And with each hurried step he took, he appeared to be muttering to himself.

McVay was a disappointed coach alone with his thoughts. And it was obvious he wasn’t about to easily let himself off the hook for what just transpired over the course of the previous three hours.

The Rams entered that game leading the NFL in scoring at 35.5 points per game. Yet all they could manage was a measly 10 points.

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This, in spite of the fact they out gained the Seahawks 375 yards to 241. They were far better through the air with 275 yards to 179, and were more productive on the ground with 100 yards to 62.

And while the superior production could be seen in a positive light, it actually shined an even brighter one on the issue making McVay seethe, and the one he’s focused like a laser beam on this week ahead of the Rams’ important trip to Jacksonville.

That issue being: How and why did the Rams churn out that kind of yardage yet manage just 10 points? The answer, of course, was eating at McVay’s offensive soul.

“We got into the red zone and we didn’t do a very good job,” quarterback Jared Goff succinctly summed up.

The Rams’ ability to successfully flip the frustrating explanation will go a long way toward determining what happens Sunday against the Jaguars and, […]    

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