1) The starters are healthy
Head coach Jeff Fisher said after the game that given what happened last week in Cleveland, holding out players from the fourth preseason game was the best thing for the Rams. The decision was atypical for Fisher, as the head coach has used the fourth preseason game to build up reps in the past. But Fisher called the training room being empty after Thursday’s game “good news,” which is certainly true.
The young quarterback spent the most time under center for the Rams in the preseason, and ended up with a good amount of success. Davis capitalized on opportunities and limited mistakes in his game action, turning the ball over only once -- an interception last week against the Browns. Through all four games, Davis completed 39 of his 63 passes for 534 yards and four touchdowns, good for a rating of 103.5. Fisher said last week that with Hill taking over as the starter, Davis should slide into the No. 2 spot. With his solid preseason, it looks like he has solidified that backup position.
4) Sam and Westbrooks can both make plays
5) Next time, it counts
Obviously, losing quarterback Sam Bradford to a season-ending injury has made this a trying preseason. But the Rams have completed the four-week process, and now all attention can be focused on next Sunday, September 7 when the team takes on the Vikings at the Edward Jones Dome.
It’s going to be a great season, Rams fans.