The Los Angeles Rams capped off a crazy week with a 20-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams placed 29 players on the reserve COVID-19 list over the last 10 days and they were without three starters against the Seahawks.
"This was a heavy week navigating all the things we went through," Rams head coach Sean McVay said after the game, per ESPN. "This was a big-time win for our team." The Rams now own a 10-4 record. "We're in a good spot.
I mean, hopefully we're in a good spot," cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. "Hopefully we can keep trending up." Linebacker Von Miller said it was a crazy week for the Rams. "Crazy times. It's been a crazy week," said Miller, who said he felt shocked Tuesday morning after learning he cleared COVID-19 protocol.
"I didn't know what to expect. I took the test, went home, started playing Call of Duty at 6:45, 7 a.m. ... Got the call that I was cleared, and I was like, 'Oh, snap!' I finished my game and then I went upstairs and started packing."
Matthew Stafford happy with the way the Rams played
"Tonight was a total team win," quarterback Stafford said. Meanwhile, wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught nine passes to set the Rams' single-season record with 122 receptions.
"I had no idea," Kupp said when asked if he was aware of his historic performance. "Obviously that's a great honor considering the receivers that have come through this organization." Kupp has been Stafford's favorite target this year.
"He's a great player, he's having a fantastic season," Stafford said of Kupp, who leads the NFL in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. "I'm happy that I get a chance to play with a guy like that."
Running back Sony Michel rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries. "Sony Michel ran tough, physical and hard," McVay said about the fourth-year back whom the Rams acquired via a trade with the New England Patriots before the season.
Veteran Miller said it was the first time in his career he had played a game without practicing leading up to it. "My first game ever in my whole entire life, playing in a game not having any practice, any meetings and then the day of the game I get cleared," said Miller, who spent five days on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
"It's unprecedented times, and you've just got to make the most of it." Coach McVay just wanted to get a rest following the win. "I am tired right now. This has been emotionally and physically exhausting," McVay said. "We'll get some rest, and then we'll get back at this thing tomorrow."