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Rams involved in another defensive battle as they narrowly edge out the Jets in New York

Teammates surround linebacker Alec Ogletree after he intercepts a pass in the final minutes of Sunday's game to secure the Rams' victory over the Jets.

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Teammates surround linebacker Alec Ogletree after he intercepts a pass in the final minutes of Sunday's game to secure the Rams' victory over the Jets.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Rams traveled to New York this past Sunday to take on the struggling Jets. Both the Rams and Jets have outstanding defensive squads and they were both on display at MetLife Stadium. The Rams’ Alec Ogletree picked off a pass from rookie quarterback Bryce Petty to secure the 9-6 victory for the Rams.

Offense is not a bright spot for the Rams, that’s for sure. Sunday’s matchup against the Jets marked the third game that the Los Angeles football team failed to score a touchdown this season. They have, however, won two of those three games. Most of the credit, if not all, goes to the efforts put forth by the Rams’ defensive unit.

Los Angeles’ defense only allowed the Jets to score two field goals in the entire game; the Jets’ defense, another top squad, gave up three field goals in the entire game. That extra field goal scored by the Rams was the only difference in the game. This is the second game the Rams have won scoring nothing but field goals.

This makes fans of the Rams and fans of the NFL in general wonder how good this team could be if they had any bit of firepower. Los Angeles currently has a 4-5 record, which is actually not bad considering their offense ranks dead-last in the NFL in points scored per game. Their defense, on the other hand, ranks in the top-10 of three major defensive categories: points allowed, pass yards allowed, and total yards allowed.

With half of the NFL season already over with, Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher may be close to giving rookie Jared Goff his first playing time of the season. If Goff could play as well as the other top-2 rookie quarterbacks currently playing, Los Angeles’ offense will receive a major boost of talent and confidence.

The Rams will play host to the Miami Dolphins in their next matchup as they face off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday, November 20th, at 1:05 pm pacific time. The defensive unit of Los Angeles will have their hands full with Miami’s skill players, which includes running back Jay Ajayi, and receivers Jarvis Landry and Devante Parker. It will be intriguing to see the high-powered Dolphins’ offense and the dominant Rams’ defense battle in the Coliseum.

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