It was their first loss at home this season, and the first time in Sean McVay’s two seasons as coach that the Rams (11-3) have dropped back-to-back games. They previously were the only team in the league to not lose back-to-back the last two seasons.
“These last couple weeks we’re doing things that are totally uncharacteristic of what good football teams do,” McVay said after the game. “Everybody has a hand in this.”cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
Goff, for a third consecutive week, was under pressure and turned the ball over. Todd Gurley II, a week after McVay failed to utilize him in a loss to the Chicago Bears, had the bulk of his work in the first half, but disappeared in the second. The defense couldn’t slow down backup Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who started in place of Carson Wentz. And even the typically sound special teams had a late-game blunder.
“Doing stuff that’s not us,” Gurley said. “So we need to get back to ourselves.”
McVay, who shouldered most of the blame for the loss against the Bears, took responsibility again Sunday night. But the 32-year-old coach also was firm that players needed to perform at a higher level.
Part of the issue is self-inflicted. But perhaps a more concerning trend is their opponents’ newfound ability to slow down their offensive machine.
“Teams are doing different things to us,” Goff said. “Teams are trying out different things and we just need to find a way to respond.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike
The Rams outlasted the Detroit Lions behind two fourth-quarter touchdowns from Gurley to clinch the NFC West in Week 13, but traveled to Chicago last week and were shut down by the Bears in a loss that players and coaches said was humbling.
On Sunday, the Eagles — a 13.5-point underdog and without Wentz — appeared more physical, and played with more urgency than the Rams, who earlier in the day learned that they could not secure a first-round bye with a win, after the Bears defeated Green Bay Packers.