By Myles Simmons
If there was one series of plays against the Colts indicative of the Rams’ potential defensive prowess, it came early in the second quarter of Saturday’s matchup.
After the special teams unit downed a Johnny Hekker punt at the Indianapolis 5-yard line, the interior of the Rams D-line went to work. Combining with Michael Brockers on second down, Aaron Donald stuffed three consecutive run plays, backing the Colts up to their own 1-yard line.
“That’s the way it needs to be,” linebacker James Laurinaitis said after the game. “That’s kind of the play we expect out of our defense. People decided to take it to another level. Our D-line fired off big time three plays in a row — Brockers and Aaron were all over it.”