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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams 29, Indianapolis Colts 23

2RYKK3R Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua celebrates after scoring a touchdown during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Los Angeles Rams needed overtime to pick up the 29-23 win against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.

Offensive spotlight: Matthew Stafford had a busy day passing the ball, going 27-for-40 for 319 passing yards, one interception and a walk-off touchdown to Puka Nacua.

The Rams offense has delivered in multiple ways this season, including via the run game led by second-year running back Kyren Williams. In Week 4, Williams carried the ball 25 times for 103 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, and he now has six rushing touchdowns on the year.

Anthony Richardson and the Colts scored 23 unanswered points in the second half to force overtime. And while it didn’t result in a win, the resilience of Richardson and this Colts offense was on display.

Richardson has shown how much of an offensive weapon he can be early in his NFL career, thanks to an incredibly strong arm and an elite rushing ability. Richardson ran the ball 10 times for 56 yards and a score, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to score a rushing touchdown in each of his first three games. He also added 200 yards passing and two touchdowns on just 11 completions.

Defensive spotlight: Aaron Donald was the most impressive defensive player in this game, as he delivered seven pressures, including a sack, according to PFF's first review of the game film. Donald’s win rate and pressure rate continued to be in the elite range this game, and he earned a first-run pass-rush grade over 90.0. 

Rookie spotlight: Rams’ rookie wide receiver sensation Puka Nacua continued his hot start to his NFL career, breaking the record for most receptions (31) in a player’s first four NFL games. Nacua was heavily involved in the Rams’ passing offense again this week, with 10 targets for nine receptions and 163 receiving yards on the day. Nacua also scored his first career touchdown in this game, doing so in overtime for a walk-off win.

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Matthew Stafford 20.2 27 / 40 319 8.0 1 1 2 89.5
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Anthony Richardson 30.6 25-Nov 200 8.0 2 0 2 98.8
Rushing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Kyren Williams 30.7 25 103 4.1 2 20 0
Matthew Stafford 20.2 2 14 7.0 0 8 0
Ronnie Rivers 7.7 9 47 5.2 0 9 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Anthony Richardson 30.6 10 56 5.6 1 23 1
Zack Moss 9.0 18 70 3.9 0 20 0
Trey Sermon 0.7 3 7 2.3 0 4 0
Receiving
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Puka Nacua 34.3 10 9 163 16.3 18.1 1
Kyren Williams 30.7 3 3 24 8.0 8.0 0
Tyler Higbee 11.4 11 5 64 5.8 12.8 0
Ronnie Rivers 7.7 2 2 10 5.0 5.0 0
Tutu Atwell 7.4 9 5 24 2.7 4.8 0
Van Jefferson 4.9 3 2 29 9.7 14.5 0
Brycen Hopkins 1.5 1 1 5 5.0 5.0 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Drew Ogletree 13.8 4 3 48 12.0 16.0 1
Mo Alie-Cox 10.5 1 1 35 35.0 35.0 1
Zack Moss 9.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Josh Downs 5.4 3 2 34 11.3 17.0 0
Alec Pierce 4.8 2 1 38 19.0 38.0 0
Michael Pittman Jr. 4.5 5 1 15 3.0 15.0 0
Kylen Granson 4.4 5 2 24 4.8 12.0 0
Isaiah McKenzie 1.6 3 1 6 2.0 6.0 0
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