Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterbackNick Foles
(5) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Rams Passing Game Is Not Great
St. Louis QB Nick Foles and company have not played as well as the Rams wanted their offense to play up to this point of the season.
Foles has thrown for 956 yards, 6 TDs and 5 INTs this season. That is 460 less yards than McCown has thrown while playing in almost one less game. McCown also threw 8 TDs and 3 INTs this season so far, which is two more touchdowns and two less interceptions than Foles has thrown.
Long story short, the Rams passing attack simply is not that great.
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The receiving core for the Rams isn’t all that bad either. St. Louis WRs Tavon Austin, Steadmen Bailey, Kenny Britt, along with RB Benny Cunningham and TE Jared Cook have all eclipsed the 140 yard receiving mark this year.
One of the bigger reasons the Rams passing game isn’t quite flourishing is because they lack a stud No. 1 WR. If you’ve watched Ohio State’s offense play this year then you know what I mean.
The Rams WRs are good and can make plays when given the opportunity. Yet, they simply lack a guy that Foles can just heave the ball up to in desperate situations and expect to make a big play reception (think of: Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson or Josh Gordon).
It might not sound like much, but as you saw with this year’s OSU team versus the 2014 OSU team, it makes a noticeable difference.
While I expect the Rams WRs to make plays after the catch I’m not expecting them to make big play catches themselves and that will limit their passing game.
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