Rams complete sweep of NFC East with 30-10 win over Washington

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The Rams might petition the NFL for a chance to change divisions.

They beat the Washington Football Team 30-10 on Sunday to move to 4-1 on the season. All four of those wins have come against Washington’s divisional mates in the NFC East as the schedule makers gifted the Rams games against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys earlier in the season.

Jared Goff put together a strong game to lead the Rams to the win. He was 21-of-30 for 309 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while also running for a touchdown. Several of Goff’s passes were big gainers as Gerald Everett, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Josh Reynolds all had plays that covered at least 29 yards over the course of the afternoon.

The loss drops Washington to 1-4, but it may have opened the door for Alex Smith‘s return to the starting lineup. Smith played for the first time since his career-threatening leg injury in 2018 and remained in the game after Kyle Allen was cleared to return after a head injury evaluation.

Smith didn’t have much success as he went 9-of-17 for 37 yards while being sacked six times. That didn’t say much good about Washington’s offensive success, but the fact that Smith avoided further injury and was able to withstand the pressure was likely something Ron Rivera wanted to see.

Aaron Donald was credited with four sacks and Troy Reeder had three as the team also had success rushing Allen before he was forced out of the game. They’ll try to keep it going in their backyard when they turn to the NFC West and a trip to face the 49ers in Week Six.

14 responses to “Rams complete sweep of NFC East with 30-10 win over Washington

  1. NFL.com credits Donald with a fourth sack for Alex Smith’s late fumble.

    He’s like 17 sacks behind Warren Sapp’s career total and only played half the career games. How sick is that.

  2. Ugh the offensive line is terrible. Zero offensive skill players. The supposed bright spot of the team – the defense – isn’t good either. Looks like a long way to go for this team.

  3. NFC Least. LAst week I posted that 7 wins could take the division, now I am thinking 6-10.

  4. This is really weird scheduling.

    Why did they play all four of these games so quickly?

    Either way, good for the Rams.

  5. “Kyle allen played well he should start next week”
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    He threw for only 74 yards and had a QB rating worse than 3 of the 4 games Haskins started this year.

  6. “Smith didn’t have much success as he went 9-of-17 for 37 yards while being sacked six times. That didn’t say much good about Washington’s offensive success, but the fact that Smith avoided further injury and was able to withstand the pressure was likely something Ron Rivera wanted to see.”

    Hmmm? I don’t have a dog in this fight. But I do know this. If Haskins is not your QB; you don’t have one. And you are screwed horribly, because you will have to start all over next year. Allen is a poor man’s backup. And Smith is finished! Neither I or anybody else know what Haskin’s is because the coach hates his guts. And I’m sure it’s likewise after this debacle. Major mistake benching that kid like Riviera did. It was a text book case of how not to develop a young, immature QB IMO. Now Washington will never know what it has. Because if Haskin’s does have talent like he has flashed; it will be on display elsewhere after this kind of poor coaching mashup. C’mon Washington “Warriors”! get your acts together. You jokers don’t even know how to pick the obvious team name. There! I just gave it to you for free!

  7. Rams should be awarded winners of the NFC East by default. Since the 4 teams in that division seems to not want to win it

  8. This is a great example why you don’t take the starting job away from a guy following a decent game. Haskins had a QB rating of 90 last week and threw for over 300 yards. Allen managed 74 yards in basically a half and him and Smith COMBINED were just over 100 yards for the game. And they were both below 70 in QB rating while Haskins has been 80+ in 3 of his 4 games. How can they possibly not go back to Haskins?

  9. @”mogogo1 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm”

    Yep. I agree completely with your comment. You especially don’t do it with a very young, second year QB who is actually just a rookie (from an experience standpoint). Just look how Patient coaches are benefitting from being superior talent developers. They are letting kids like Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrows, Herbert and others learn on the job, while not destroying their confidence. Haskins did not deserve banishment to a penalty box for the reasons alluded too in this article. It looks much more to me like Riviera overly sensitive to locker room political culture that he was ultimately responsible for creating. Now how does he clean up his mess with the most important position on the team? He owns the politics on that team now!

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