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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams 24, Carolina Panthers 10

Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After a two-game skid, the defending champion Los Angeles Rams got back on track against the Carolina Panthers, winning 24-10. The Rams are now 3-3 on the season while the Panthers fall to 1-5 and are in the driver’s seat for the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Offensive spotlight: This game's biggest story was what went down on Carolina’s sideline, as wide receiver Robbie Anderson didn’t receive a single target on his eight routes and wasn’t very happy about it. 

That escalated to a point where Anderson was actually kicked out of the game by interim coach Steve Wilks.

Defensive spotlight: The Panthers linebackers performed at a high level against the Rams. Both Shaq Thompson and Cory Littleton posted 90.0-plus grades on first review. 

Thompson was flying around the football, finishing with three tackles for loss or no-gain, while Littleton made his impact felt on passing plays, notching four coverage stops. That wasn’t the only way he affected Rams receivers, either. 

Rookie spotlight: Panthers first-round offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu had a roller-coaster game. He looked impressive as a pass-protector, allowing zero pressures on 19 pass-blocking snaps. He struggled in the run game though, which was his bread-and-butter in college. He earned just a 40.6 run-blocking grade on first review — a far cry from his rookie-record 98.0 grade from a week ago.

Offensive line spotlight: Both offensive lines looked impressive, as neither allowed a sack that was deemed their fault. The Rams only allowed seven pressures on 33 pass-blocking snaps while the Panthers only allowed one pressure on 19 pass-blocking snaps.

Box Score

Passing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
PJ Walker 2.3 10 / 16 60 3.8 0 0
Jacob Eason 1.36 3 / 5 59 11.8 0 1
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Matthew Stafford 12.82 26 / 33 253 7.7 1 1
Rushing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Christian McCaffrey 22.8 13 69 5.3 0 17
PJ Walker 2.3 1 -1 -1 0 -1
D'Onta Foreman 1.9 5 19 3.8 0 8
Chuba Hubbard 1.7 2 6 3 0 4
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Cooper Kupp 16.7 2 17 8.5 0 13
Ben Skowronek 16.7 1 17 17 1 17
Darrell Henderson Jr. 13.2 12 43 3.6 1 16
Matthew Stafford 12.82 2 -3 -1.5 0 -1
Brandon Powell 8 3 13 4.3 0 5
Malcolm Brown 3.8 7 15 2.1 0 10
Ronnie Rivers 2.4 1 0 0 0 0
Tutu Atwell 0.9 1 9 9 0 9
Receiving
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Christian McCaffrey 22.8 8 7 89 11.1 0
Ian Thomas 4.2 2 2 22 11 0
DJ Moore 3.7 7 3 7 1 0
Chuba Hubbard 1.7 1 1 1 1 0
Shi Smith 0 2 0 0 0 0
Terrace Marshall Jr. 0 1 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Allen Robinson II 17.3 6 5 63 10.5 1
Cooper Kupp 16.7 8 7 80 10 0
Ben Skowronek 16.7 5 5 40 8 0
Darrell Henderson Jr. 13.2 3 2 9 3 0
Brandon Powell 8 5 4 27 5.4 0
Malcolm Brown 3.8 1 1 13 13 0
Ronnie Rivers 2.4 1 1 14 14 0
Tyler Higbee 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 0

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