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PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 3: Los Angeles Rams 10, Denver Broncos 6

Rookie Dakota Allen put forth another impressive performance as the Los Angeles Rams beat the Denver Broncos, 10-6.

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Final Score

Los Angeles Rams 10, Denver Broncos 6

Los Angeles Rams

John Franklin-Meyers was very impressive rushing the passer, making some nice moves en route to a few pressures, including the lone sack of the night for his team.

Mike Thomas had an impressive night in a game that didn't have much offense. On the Rams' second play of the game, he scorched the Denver secondary on a hitch-and-go for a 51-yard gain. Thomas also made an acrobatic catch near the sideline, ending the night with 76 yards through the air.

Rookie Takeaways

Dakota Allen might have been the most impressive player on the Rams' defense tonight. He made plays in the run game, rushing the passer and in coverage. He finished with five tackles and included a pass breakup to boot.

Denver Broncos

Troy Fumagalli was one of the few bright spots for the Denver offense, as he made some very nice catches on his way to leading the team in receptions and receiving yards.

DeMarcus Walker has been playing well all preseason long, and that didn't stop tonight as he was incredibly disruptive on the interior of the defensive line. The Rams' offensive line was unable to prevent him from getting penetration in the run game and generating pressure in the passing game. Walker has earned a spot in the defensive line rotation with his preseason dominance.

Rookie Takeaways

It was a rough game for quarterback Brett Rypien, as he attempted 23 passes and completed 14 of them for only 80 yards. He was off on a number of throws and made multiple bad decisions on throws. The worst coming on a badly misread play on his interception early in the third quarter.

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