After a 3-6 start, the Los Angeles Rams finally get their week off to regroup. The extra time without a game will be beneficial to them health-wise, as head coach Sean McVay is anticipating that starting quarterback Matthew Stafford will be back for the Rams’ Week 11 divisional clash. Speaking about running back Kyren Williams, McVay indicated that Week 12, when Williams is eligible to come off the IR, will be the targeted return date.
Matthew Stafford injured his thumb against the Cowboys in Week 8, leaving that in the third quarter. Week 9 is the only game that Stafford didn’t suit up for this season, with Brett Rypien taking his place. The Los Angeles Rams only mustered three points in that game, so Stafford (who has 2,070 passing yards) was sorely missed.
Kyren Williams last played in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals, when he ran for 158 yards. Williams is still the Rams’ leading rusher after missing the past three games. His absence has coincided with Los Angeles’ active three-game losing streak.
What’s Next for the Los Angeles Rams After the Bye Week?
Well, if the Los Angeles Rams want to return to the postseason, most of their final eight games need to end as victories. The team’s first test will come at home against the Seattle Seahawks. Following that, they’ll head to Arizona for their second crack at the Cardinals.
Those are two familiar foes, so the Rams should feel good about their chances after resting up. Especially since Matthew Stafford should be back for Seattle, while Kyren Williams is expected to return for Arizona. Ending their losing streak and inching toward .500 is the first step for Los Angeles to salvage the 2023 season. A pair of impact players offensively will make that goal much more achievable.
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