Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown will miss the remainder of the season due to a clavicle injury, according to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.
Despite the injury, the Rams are holding out hope that Brown, who is the primary backup to starter Todd Gurley, can return sometime in the playoffs. Los Angeles will now lean on Justin Davis and John Kelly to backup Gurley until Brown’s return.
Brown has rushed for 212 yards this season.
Three Takeaways from the Lions 30-16 home loss against the LA Rams, putting them at 4-8 and still last in the NFC North
1. While the Taylor Decker touchdown was a great moment, it’s pretty sad that that is the only way we could score a touchdown
You know the Lions offense is really struggling when their only touchdown is to an offensive lineman. Along with that, 2nd string tight end Levine Toilolo was the leading receiver for the Lions this week too. The Lions running game was average this week, but really wasn’t able to get anything going against the Rams defensive front. With the injuries to Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson, it was expected that the Lions offense would have some struggles, but good coaching and good QB play usually can make up for that. But, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
2. The Rams clearly were the better team
The Rams are 11-1 for a reason. When the Rams turned the ball over, they were able to overcome that adversity and get stops themselves to make up for it. Along with that, whenever the Lions turned the ball over, the Rams were able to take advantage of it and get points. While the Lions were able to make the game interesting for a while, the Rams proved to be the better team and were able to put them away down the stretch.
3. Damon Harrison is the most consistent threat on the Lions defense
“Snacks” continues to dominate for the Lions week in and week out. This week, he led the team in tackles with seven (1.5 tackles for loss), had a sack, and also had a fumble recovery. While Harrison has been doing his part, the rest of their defense isn’t holding up their end as Todd Gurley still rushed for 132 yards.
Going into this game, the Lions weren’t really expected to win this game and the play on the field showed why. The Rams were the better team as they were able to execute when it mattered most. Along with that, they just flat out have the better talent. While the Lions were able to keep it close for a good amount of the game, the Rams just wore them out. This loss now puts the Lions at 4-8 and still in last place in the NFC North. The Lions need to win out in order to even be considered in the playoff hunt and that doesn’t look possible considering who they have to play these next few weeks.
Rams Have Contacted Kliff Kingsbury
The Los Angeles Rams have formally reached out to Kliff Kingsbury regarding his potential interest in joining their coaching staff as an offensive assistant/consultant for the remainder of the season, according to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager.
Kingsbury, 39, was fired after more than five years at the helm for Texas Tech and is also a former NFL players, who spent time with teams such as the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and the New York Jets.
Kingsbury has been drawing interest from several NFL teams.
Rams’ Dante Fowler Jr. Claims He Received Unsportsmanlike Conduct Flag for Criticizing Call
Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. is claiming that he received an unsportsmanlike conduct flag for criticizing a call made by an official during the team’s win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
“Tempers were kind of flaring. I guess the referees, their tempers flared, too. It’s just the heat of the moment thing. At the end of the day, I just can’t put the team in those types of situations in a close game like that,” Fowler said, according to The Rams Wire. “I told him that it felt like we were getting held a lot and we weren’t getting the calls. I’m a respectful young man. I never called him by his name or anything. I told him, ‘that was a terrible call.’ ‘Terrible’ was the bad word that I got the flag thrown on me for.
That’s just when I knew I can’t do that. I can’t put my team in those positions or predicaments. The thing that I learned today: Don’t talk to the referees.”
Fowler won’t be in head coach Todd McVay’s doghouse for the penalty, and wasn’t taken out of the game because of it. Fowler went on to force a fumble that sealed the victory for the Rams.
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