The Los Angeles Rams had an underwhelming performance in their international trip to London. As a part of a National Football League experiment, the Rams and New York Giants faced off at Twickenham Stadium in front of the United Kingdom.
The Rams would go on to loss 17-10 to the Giants, as quarterback Case Keenum delivered a disastrous performance.
Although the team had a sub-par showing, head coach Jeff Fisher and the team had a chance to send the game to overtime. The Rams drove down to the red zone, with the clock under a minute. On a third and 10, Keenum was snapped the ball and was attempting to hit wide receiver Brian Quick for a fade in the end zone.
However, Quick had other plans and burst off the line for a quick slant towards the end zone. Keenum’s overthrown ball easily fell into the hands of cornerback Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, which sealed the Giants victory.
During the postgame interview, Keenum stated the upcoming pressure from the Giants resulted in him going with Quick in the end zone. However, both players weren’t in sync on the route.
Keenum finished the contest completing 32 of his 53 passes, for 291 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. The Rams were given an ample amount of opportunities to finish the game, but couldn’t capitalize.
After the game, Keenum commented on his performance and took blame for the loss, via TheRams.com:
“For me, a lot of this, I take full responsibility. You can’t turn the ball over in this league and a lot of them led directly to points, if not all of them. So, I got to be better. I got to take care of the ball.”
Fisher also attributed the loss to a lack of communication on both parts, which led to some mixed play calls and botched results.
According to Keenum, there were other opportunities the team didn’t capitalize on. The quarterback stated he missed a few targets on some routes, which could have resulted in more points on the board.
While Keenum did have a dismal week, Fisher still believes No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff isn’t ready to start at quarterback for the Rams.