One of the biggest storylines at Redskins Park over the last two weeks, has been the offense’s struggle to finish drives with touchdowns.
Roughly 813 miles away, the same conversation has been happening at the Rams’ Russell Training Center in Missourri.
So far this season, the Rams offense is ranked 26th in the league in red zone percentage for touchdowns (33 percent). This week, they meet a Redskins defense that has been stingy in the redzone (37.5 percent), ranked eighth in the league.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford listed that as a concern that needs to be fixed, in order to succeed this season.
“In the first two games, it seemed like we really struggled once we got into the red zone or the fringe area,” he told the media yesterday. “We got drives going and then just weren’t able to finish them with touchdowns. We settled for a lot of field goals in those games.”
Watching a talented Cowboy’s offense get stone-walled for six field goals can’t be comforting for the Rams 21st-ranked offense.
The Rams will try to avenge last week’s 37-7 defeat at the hands of the Ravens, by being aggressive out of the gate.
“Last game, we just really struggled to get going in the first half,” Bradford said. “By the time that we put a drive together, I think it was halfway through the third quarter and we were already down 30 points.”
“We’ve got to do a better job of starting fast, and then when we do have the opportunity to score touchdowns, we’ve got to make sure that we do that, and not settle for field goals.”
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