Rams takeaways: Bryce Perkins, younger receivers battle Chiefs

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs defeated the Rams, 26-10, on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here’s what we realized from a loss that dropped the Rams to 3-8:

Receiver Allen Robinson is out for the season: Robinson didn’t play due to a foot harm that may require surgical procedure, coach Sean McVay mentioned after the sport.

Robinson had been restricted in follow due to an ankle harm suffered in final Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints and he was listed as questionable to play towards the Chiefs. However McVay mentioned assessments late Friday revealed a stress fracture in Robinson’s foot.

Robinson, a ninth-year professional, had been signed as a free agent to interchange Robert Woods. Robinson began gradual, however he completed with 33 catches for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

“It sucks,” receiver Van Jefferson mentioned. “We’ve been plagued by a lot of injuries. Allen’s a great player and a great competitor. We’re going to miss him a lot, and some guys got to step up.”

Jefferson, who was sidelined for the primary seven video games whereas recovering from knee surgical procedure, caught a landing go towards the Chiefs, his second of the season.

Bryce Perkins can function the offense: It was removed from excellent, however in his first NFL begin, Perkins carried out admirably in one of many NFL’s hardest environments.

Perkins struggled at instances to get performs off in time, however he impressed teammates and opponents, finishing 13 of 23 passes for 100 yards and a landing, with two interceptions. He rushed for 44 yards in 9 carries.

On one third-down play, Perkins refused to be tackled and was compelled out of bounds.

“I just wanted to do my part and battle to keep the drive going, keep the play going,” he mentioned. “That’s just the competitiveness in me to just try to move things forward and I didn’t get it, but I wasn’t going to go down without fighting.”

Chiefs defensive finish George Karlaftis (56) sacks Rams quarterback Bryce Perkins (16) in the course of the first half. Perkins was capable of do some operating towards the Chiers protection.

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Perkins is proficient, Chiefs defensive finish George Karlaftis mentioned.

“He can make you pay, especially with his feet,” Karlaftis mentioned. “He can throw it really well. He’s going to be a really good player, I think.

“He gave us some problems, but we were coached up on him.”

Receiver Tutu Atwell may be greater than a deep risk: Atwell went into the sport with solely two profession receptions, having caught a protracted go towards the Dallas Cowboys and a 62-yard landing final week towards the New Orleans Saints.

On Sunday, throughout a third-quarter scoring drive, Atwell had two receptions for 23 yards. Atwell caught a fourth-down go for eight yards and additionally had a 15-yard reception.

“You can never lose confidence in anything you do,” Atwell mentioned. “The more confidence you have, the better you play.”

The offensive line acquired its eleventh iteration: With left deal with Ty Nsehke sidelined due to a knee harm, rookie A.J. Arcuri began at left deal with.

He was the fourth participant to begin on the spot, becoming a member of Joe Noteboom, Alaric Jackson and Nsehke.

The Rams rushed for 116 yards and gave up three sacks.

The Rams can pressure turnovers: It had occurred solely as soon as within the earlier eight video games, and under no circumstances within the earlier 4.

However the Rams lastly compelled a turnover when Robert Rochell recovered a fumbled punt.

Security Nick Scott intercepted a go by Patrick Mahomes in the long run zone, the Rams’ first interception since Scott grabbed a tipped go towards the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 16.

“We got to make people pay for their mistakes,” Scott mentioned, “and I feel like we did that for the most part tonight.”

Kansas City Chiefs  Khalen Saunders (99) and Willie Gay (50) tackle  Rams running back Kyren Williams (23).

Khalen Saunders (99) and Willie Homosexual (50) deal with Rams operating again Kyren Williams (23), who ran 11 instances for 35 yards towards the Chiefs.

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Operating again Kyren Williams is exhibiting promise: Williams, a fifth-round draft choose from Notre Dame, rushed for 35 yards in 11 carries and caught three passes for 25 yards, together with one for 15.

“I like the way this guy competes — I thought he did a good job,” McVay mentioned. “There are always going to be things we can learn from, but he has a great spirit and great competitiveness.

“I thought I saw him do some good things without the ball and he did a nice job when he did get the ball in his hands to be able to create a little bit.”

Cam Akers rushed for 37 yards in eight carries.

Punter Riley Dixon can go: Dixon’s arm expertise was on show once more when he accomplished a six-yard go to Jacob Harris for a primary down on a faux punt.

Dixon additionally accomplished a 12-yard go towards the Cowboys.

Harris’ reception Sunday was the primary of his profession.

“Once we lined up, right away I knew it was coming,” Harris mentioned. “I was licking my chops, just getting an opportunity to get the offense back on the field.”

Sadly for the Rams, Perkins was sacked on the subsequent play and the drive stalled once more.

The Chiefs drove for a area objective that gave them a 13-3 lead at halftime.