The Los Angeles Rams could not come back late Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as they fell to the Buffalo Bills 30-19, and the Rams fell to 3-2 on the season.
The Rams offense was able to move the ball down the field all day, but were not able to convert red zone opportunities into touchdowns, settling for four field goals on the day.
Los Angeles also turned the ball over three times as quarterback Case Keenum threw two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown and running back Todd Gurley fumbled twice, losing one.
On Monday Rams head coach Jeff Fisher talked about his discontent with his offense after the loss, via Myles Simmons of therams.com:
“I’m not pleased with where the offense is at. I’m not pleased where the football team is at —offense, defense, or special teams,” Fisher said. “The total rankings are based on the last five games, and we had some difficulty the first two, three, or four, with respect to total yards. So, we’re going to have to have a 500, 600 yard game to jump in to the middle of the pack. It’s going to take some time.”
Fisher also commented on the teams inability to find the end zone:
“Our touchdown-to-field goal ratio is not where it should be, and we talked about that,” Fisher said. “We need touchdowns. We credit their defense, and the third-and-longs, and the red zones, from that standpoint.”
Through the first five weeks the Rams offense ranks dead last in the NFL in total yards at 284.2 per game, while ranking 30th at 202.4 passing yards per game and 28th at 81.8 rushing yards per game.
In recent weeks Fisher has emphasized that the team is trying to get the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, Gurley, going on the ground, but through the first five weeks Gurley last among qualified running backs at 2.7 yards per carry. The Rams will try to turn that around when they travel to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.