#4. End Rams Drives On 3rd Down
The Rams offense is in the cellar of the NFL in several different categories. One in particular is 3rd down offense, where the Rams’ 32.5%, 3rd down conversions per game ranks 32nd in the NFL.
To dive a little deeper into the statistic:
On 3rd down, with yards to go between 4 and 6 yards, the Rams have ran 40 plays. Of the 40, 33 were pass plays in which the Rams only converted 12 times. Their quarterbacks hold a 55.3 quarterback rating in these situations. In the same stat, the Falcons are 26-of-32 through the air. Atlanta has 17 conversions and a 124.5 rating for Matt Ryan.
This is an aspect of the game where the Falcons have to shut the door on the Rams on defense. Los Angeles is a dreadful, 5-of-35 on 3rd down in their last 3 games. Sound tackling, tight coverage, and an active defensive line will be the right ingredients for the Falcons to end L.A. drives.