For all the romances swirling around head coach Sean McVay’s abilities, he has a Lex Luthor for his supposed Superman ways in NFC West, and that person is Kyle Shanahan . With San Francisco 49ers insult of Los Angeles Rams on the primetime stage in Week 10, Shanahan has now passed McVay five times in a row and it doesn’t help the Rams case Matthew Stafford open the game with not one, but two interceptions – both are safe Jimmie Ward.
The 49ers turned those mistakes into a 14-0 lead and eventually into a 31-10 game at Levi’s Stadium and suddenly, the high-flying Rams were the losers in two straight games into the break. their distinction. The blame also falls on McVay, who, for some odd reason, chose to give up on scoring attempts in fourth and eighth from the 17-yard 49ers line with just 18 seconds left in the first half, one thing will happen’ more than likely it became a 14-10 game at halftime with the Rams having regained some momentum.
Instead, also choosing not to take on an offensive play knowing they had to win at least eight yards, McVay triggered a fake on-court goal that only gained two yards and completely pushed the momentum in the Niners’ favor. , who never again gave McVay and Stafford a chance to get it back.
“It’s been a humbling night for us as a team,” McVay told media after the game, via the team. website. “And a great opportunity for us to take a deep breath, step away, look at the things we need to fix – especially the insults of the past few weeks – it just wasn’t good enough. But we’re going to look inward. , we’ll figure this out, and we’ll get back to the swing, I promise you. Last seven games of the regular season.”
For his part, Stafford had better days.
Yeah, he threw two interceptions and that wasn’t great, but what’s worse is that he could have had year intercept during the night, if the 49ers do not drop another two or three passes from Stafford. He also sailed a few of the key situations and continues to look like a shell of his own, something that started in Week 9 when he really helped to eliminate the game in the previous Rams loss. Tennessee Titans, when Stafford also has two INTs in that game (and brutal games, since not all INTs are created equal).
“When you have two turns to start the game confusingly, we don’t play extra football,” added McVay. “It’s something that we have to consider. We have to play better as a team.”
However, Stafford took the lion’s share of the losses.
“I should probably just run that ball [preceding the first interception] out to the right,” said Stafford. I don’t know if I got anything or just threw it, just too aggressive to throw it on the field. Second letter [INT], I should not do that. … Uncharacteristic and something dangerous when playing position. Sometimes those things happen. I clearly wish they didn’t. “
Completing just 26 of his 41 attempts and ending with a passer rating of just 67.4, a week after completing only 31 of his 48 pass attempts with a 71.0 rating, Stafford is now has four (and again, maybe a few more) in his last two games and is now staring down the barrel of one of the toughest to end the regular season .
“I can certainly do better than giving [our playmakers] “The ball is in a better position so they don’t have to work as hard to make those catches,” Stafford said.
If the Rams end up making good on their philosophy of going all-in with staffing decisions, they’ll have to walk away from layoffs during bye week. That includes defense, after witnessing the debut of Von Miller spoiled by the overall inability to stop runs and/or passes in San Francisco, losing possession for nearly 15 minutes and then squandering many of the limited opportunities they had.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/rams-sean-mcvay-calls-embarrassing-loss-to-49ers-a-humbling-night-matthew-stafford-repentant-over-two-ints/ | Rams’ Sean McVay calls embarrassing loss to 49ers ‘a night of modesty’, Matthew Stafford repents of two INTs