Rams’ 19-16 Road Loss to Bengals: By the Numbers
Rams’ 19-16 Road Loss to Bengals: A Breakdown of the Numbers
The Rams’ road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was defined by several notable numbers that shed light on the game’s outcome. From the Bengals’ relentless pass rush to the Rams’ struggles on third downs, here is a closer look at the key statistics that shaped the match.
Cincinnati’s Dominant Pass Rush
One of the most significant factors in the Rams’ loss was the relentless pass rush from the Cincinnati Bengals. They sacked Matthew Stafford a total of six times, disrupting the Rams’ offensive rhythm and preventing Stafford from finding his targets downfield. This was a stark contrast to the previous two games, where the Rams had allowed just one sack. The Bengals’ pass rush proved to be a game-changer and a key factor in their victory.
Rams’ Struggles on Third Downs
The Rams’ inability to convert on third downs was another crucial factor in their road loss. Out of 11 attempts, they managed to convert only one third down, and that conversion came on their final touchdown drive with just over a minute remaining in the game. The lack of success on third downs limited the Rams’ offensive opportunities and allowed the Bengals to maintain control of the game.
Other notable statistics include Matthew Stafford’s two interceptions, bringing his total to nine multiple-interception games in his 29 games with the Rams. Additionally, Bengals’ wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had a breakout performance with 12 receptions for 141 yards, surpassing his previous production from the first two games of the season.