The Los Angeles Rams offense, led by quarterback Case Keenum, has struggled a bit in recent weeks as Los Angeles has dropped four straight games.
In those four games the Rams have scored 19, 31, 10 and 10 points and had more turnovers than their defense had takeaways in all four games.
It does not get any easier for the Rams in Week 10, as they travel across the country to take on the New York Jets.
The Jets defense feature on of the best defensive lines in football in Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams, as well as All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
According to Myles Simmons of therams.com, Keenum had a lot of praise for the Jets defense ahead of their Week 10 matchup:
“They’ve got a great front,” Keenum said. “Their D-line — again — is one of the best in the league. So we’ve got our work cut out for us up front. Revis has been doing this a long time. He sees a lot of stuff, so [have to] know where he’s at. And their defense is good. They disguise pressures they do well.”
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher again reiterated that they will try to increase running back Todd Gurley’s workload in Week 10, even though the Jets defense ranks fourth at just 81.0 rushing yards allowed per game and fourth a 3.5 yards per carry allowed.
If the Rams want to have success offensively against New York they will likely have to do it through the air, as the Jets have allowed 272 passing yards per game which ranks 22nd. The Jets have just six interceptions in nine games this season.
While Keenum ranks second in the NFL with 11 interceptions, if he doesn’t have success against the Jets pass defense then his days as the team’s starting quarterback will likely be numbered.