Los Angeles Rams 35, Seattle Seahawks 31
ラムズ35 - シーホークス31

Rams running back Todd Gurley rebounded in emphatic fashion from Week 9's performance where the New Orleans Saints limited him to 79 total yards. Gurley proved once again as he goes, so goes the Rams' offense. The elite running back ran with authority against the Seahawks, pounding out 120 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Gurley ripped off chunks of yards, averaging 7.5 yards per carry, and produced 40 yards receiving on three catches for a complete game. Gurley also placed himself among some of the NFL's all-time greats by scoring a touchdown in his 10th straight game on the season.




With Gurley commanding attention in the running game, quarterback Jared Goff completed 28 of 39 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns. Goff topped the 300-yard passing mark for the sixth time this season. Brandin Cooks paced the receiving corps with 10 catches for 100 yards, while Robert Woods chipped in with four catches for 89 yards. Cooper Kupp totaled five catches for 39 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury. The initial concern is that he suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Rams improved to 9-1 to setup a heavyweight matchup against the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City on Monday Night Football. With a win over the Chiefs and a Seahawks loss this Thursday, L.A. can clinch a second consecutive NFC West title.







The Rams entered Week 10 with just 45 penalties on the season, the second-fewest in the league, and averaging five per game. But head coach Sean McVay's team was plagued with 10 uncharacteristic infractions, including five personal fouls, for 102 total yards against the Seahawks.



NFL Football Stats - NFL Team Penalties per Game on TeamRankings.com


Rams defensive end Dante Fowler, who accounted for a 15-yard facemask penalty and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike infraction, made up for his mistakes late in the game. Fowler came up big with a strip-sack on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and ultimately recovered the loose ball at Seattle's 9-yard line after it careened off players in the backfield. The Rams took advantage of the turnover on the very next play when Cooks sprinted into the end zone on a sweep to give the Rams a 36-24 cushion before holding on for the win. While the penalties didn't cost the Rams in what was a close game, the lack of discipline kept two Seattle drives alive and led to touchdowns. Los Angeles is well-coached, though, so Sunday could be anomaly and not cause for alarm.











Tennessee Titans 34, New England Patriots 10

タイタンズ34 - ペイトリオッツ10

The student took down the teacher Sunday in stunning fashion. In a game the Titans likely saw as a test of who and where they are, they passed with flying colors -- and left New England reevaluating things heading into the bye week.


(※訳注:with flying colors=(旗が翻っているように)見事に、大成功で)


Mike Vrabel's defense harassed Tom Brady early and often, pressuring him almost relentlessly, getting a few breaks with some early miscues (Josh Gordon dropped passes, for example) and taking advantage of early stops. Tennessee came out of its corner swinging and landed a wallop of a punch on the Patriots, taking a 17-3 lead into the second quarter and slowly building on it from there.



In the end, it was the classic turn-to-Derrick-Henry approach that helped the Titans ice things, riding the big back to chew clock and score a couple game-sealing touchdowns. It truly was a "team" win for the Titans, who outplayed the Patriots on both sides of the ball, throwing Tom Brady out of rhythm and attacking with unseen aggression on offense. It produced Tennessee's most emphatic win of 2018.





Marcus Mariota was night-and-day better than he'd been for much of October, throwing with confidence and precision and scrambling for yards when needed. Mariota found Corey Davis for a beautiful early touchdown, took shots down the sidelines and made decisions with conviction. Gone was the hesitant Mariota of October, and in his place was a quarterback acting as a maestro, a master at the controls utilizing all of his weapons in an efficient manner that kept the Titans' offense moving and the ball out of the Patriots' hands.