Film Room: Rams 3rd Down Offense

By John Ellis

Much was made of Sean McVay’s offense as his Los Angeles Rams prepared to take on Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53. The main question: could the Patriots’ veteran secondary lock down—or even slow down—the Rams wideouts.

Mission accomplished.

Belichick’s defense, led by then-defensive coordinator Brian Flores, nearly pitched a shutout against the prolific Rams.

  • 3 points allowed
  • 260 total yards allowed
  • 4 sacks
  • 1 interception
  •  3-of-13 allowed on 3rd down

One of LA’s three third-down conversions came courtesy of a defensive holding call.

With Carolina hosting the defending NFC champions in six days, we wanted to zone in specifically on the third down defensive game plan for New England, and hopefully give you an understanding of what the Rams like to do in these situations.

Please, step into our film room. Let’s take a look at what the Rams offense likes to do, and what it may take to slow it down.