Cam Akers had his finest video game of the season on Sunday. He hurried for 61 backyards and a goal in the Rams’ 20-12 win, with 53 of those backyards beginning one single drive in the 3rd quarter.
He likewise had a pricey fumble on the objective line, the 2nd time he’s fumbled it at the 1-yard line given that last postseason. Had he punched it in, the Rams would’ve increased 27-9 and all however put the video game to rest. Instead, the Cardinals recuperated, scored a basket on the occurring drive and provided themselves one last opportunity with an onside kick – which stopped working.
Akers didn’t get another touch after that, however just since the Rams just ran 2 more plays, both of which were kneeldowns. If the offense did have another drive, Akers would’ve been the running back, Sean McVay stated.
“That I’m coming right back to you and have all the confidence in the world,” McVay stated when asked what he informed Akers. “Let’s learn from it, but you’ve done too many good things throughout this game for that to minimize – all right, if we have to go back out on the field in some sort of four-minute situation, he was gonna be the guy we were gonna lean on and that’s what would’ve happened if that had unfolded like that.”
It’s excellent to hear that McVay still trusts Akers in spite of objective line fumbles apparently ending up being an issue for him. He fumbled on the objective line versus the Buccaneers in last season’s championship game, which almost cost the Rams a win.
Akers need to utilize this finding out minute to be more safe and secure with the football around completion zone since those fumbles can end up being exceptionally expensive.
For dream owners, it sure seem like Akers is the chosen back over Darrell Henderson Jr. now. Henderson had simply 4 brings for 17 backyards and no receptions on Sunday.
Story initially appeared on Rams Wire