Rams' Akers a medical marvel in comeback from torn Achilles
But the Los Angeles Rams running back has proven he's far from normal. Yet, here Akers is, at the Super Bowl and again a key part of Los Angeles' offense. “Facts, you know?” Akers said. “Any attention is good attention and I'd rather it be for scoring touchdowns,” Akers said with a smile. Akers has played in the Rams' three playoff games, and started the past two.wftv.com
Rams RB Cam Akers tears Achilles tendon, out indefinitely
Rams-Akers Injured Football FILE - In this May 27, 2021, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Cam Akers warms up during NFL football practice in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Akers is out indefinitely after tearing his Achilles tendon in an offseason training session. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File) (Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers is out indefinitely after tearing his Achilles tendon in an offseason training session. Akers was expected to be the Rams’ starter in the backfield after coming on late in his outstanding rookie season. Akers had 272 yards from scrimmage in the Rams’ two playoff games, capping his rookie year with some of his best play. The Rams' veterans will report to UC Irvine on Tuesday, July 27, with their first practice the next day.wftv.com
Rams' defense struggles with injury hindering Donald
Without Donald in peak form, the NFL’s top defense simply couldn’t slow down the league’s highest-scoring offense. The Green Bay Packers scored on their first five series and beat the Rams 32-18 in the NFC divisional playoffs. “I love Aaron Donald,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. Yet this heavyweight matchup between the Packers’ offense and the Rams’ defense was more like a mismatch for much of the day. You have to defend every inch as far as laterally.”The Rams also had some uncharacteristic mistakes on defense to help Green Bay out.
Rodgers, Packers beat Rams 32-18 to reach NFC title game
Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the top-seeded Green Bay Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. The Packers didn't allow any sacks despite playing without injured All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari, while Green Bay sacked Jared Goff four times. Rodgers called the Packers' offensive linemen “the stars of the game tonight.”“Definitely not happy,” Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers said. For Green Bay, Dillon injured his quadriceps when he fumbled. UP NEXTThe Rams' season is over.
Rams get better of division rivals, toppling Seahawks 30-20
They watched less than two weeks ago as the Seattle Seahawks loudly celebrated a division title the Rams felt they gave away. No team was better at limiting yards or points than the Rams (11-6) and they continued to torment Wilson and the Seahawks (12-5). The victory sent the Rams into next week’s divisional playoff round, likely at top-seeded Green Bay unless Chicago upsets New Orleans. His heart, his passion for the game is special,” Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. Seahawks: will head into an offseason filled with questions after winning the division but experiencing another early playoff exit.
Wolford, defense lead Rams past Arizona 18-7, into playoffs
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, left, catches a pass against Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. It ended with the inexperienced quarterback fearlessly leading the Los Angeles Rams back to the playoffs. And though Wolford capably did his part, everybody in the Rams' jubilant locker room realized they owed this achievement to a dominant defense that scored as many points as the Rams' offense — and a couple more than the Arizona Cardinals — in Los Angeles' 18-7 victory Sunday. Wolford passed for 231 yards and rushed for 56 more, producing many moments of excitement in place of injured Jared Goff. Wolford racked up 47 yards rushing in the first half — more than Goff managed in any game of his five-year career.
Cashing in: Rams QB Wolford to make high-profile NFL debut
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford (9) gestures during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Los Angeles. Wolford will make his NFL debut for the Rams on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 against Arizona after nearly two full seasons as a backup in which he never took a snap. “It's a lot of hard work, and I'm confident in the time I've spent that has gotten me here. “I'm confident in John, but I'm also confident in the other 10 players around him. ... Los Angeles also activated LB Micah Kiser from injured reserve, but he won't play this week, McVay said.
Jared Goff to miss Rams' season finale after thumb surgery
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)LOS ANGELES – Jared Goff will miss the Los Angeles Rams' regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Los Angeles will clinch a playoff spot with a victory, or if the Chicago Bears lose to Green Bay. Rookie running back Cam Akers may be able to return from his own high ankle sprain after missing just one game, McVay said. Todd Gurley's longtime backup has shared carries in a three-man tandem in the Los Angeles backfield this season.
Seahawks wrap up NFC West title with 20-9 win over Rams
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. It was celebration time for Adams and the Seattle Seahawks. It feels great!”The Seahawks claimed the NFC West title on Sunday with a 20-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, carried by a revitalized defense and some clutch play from Russell Wilson. Seattle flustered Jared Goff, shut down the Rams’ run game, and held Los Angeles (9-6) to a season low in points. Now, Los Angeles is at risk of missing the playoffs altogether.
Erase that 0!: Jets edge Rams 23-20, avoid winless season
Coach Adam Gase got his first win of the year only after New York blew most of a 17-point lead in the second half. New York had a 13-3 lead at halftime after holding the Rams to 97 yards, and the Jets led 20-3 midway through the third quarter. Nsimba Webster’s huge punt return put the Rams in Jets territory moments later, but the New York defense held with help from penalties. INJURIESJets: DL Quinnen Williams left in the second half to be evaluated for a head injury. ... WR Jeff Smith injured his shoulder in the second half.
Akers runs wild, Newton benched as Rams rout Patriots 24-3
These Rams even looked good enough to contend for a chance at some actual Super Bowl redemption later this season. “We’ve got a lot of respect for them, but it’s a totally different year,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. New England managed only 220 total yards — just 62 in the second half with a series of misbegotten drives. Akers' yards mostly came in big chunks during the biggest rushing game by an NFL rookie this season and just the ninth 150-yard game against a Belichick-coached defense since 2000. But Young opened the second quarter with an interception by Donald's disruption up front, taking it all the way back for the third-year linebacker's first NFL touchdown.
Falcons won't have star WR Julio Jones for Bears game
The winless Atlanta Falcons will be playing without star wide receiver Julio Jones for Sunday’s game with the unbeaten Chicago Bears. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Eagles: WR Jalen Reagor, LG Isaac Seumalo, WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Jason Huntley, QB Nate Sudfeld, S Rudy Ford, G Jamon Brown, DE Casey Toohill. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries
Start with running back, where Giants star Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn the ACL in his right knee early in their loss at Chicago. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo tried to play through a right ankle injury before Nick Mullens took over for the second half. Tevin Coleman also left San Francisco's win over the Jets with a late knee injury. Along with Lock and Sutton, the Broncos lost defensive end Dre'Mont Jones to a knee injury in their defeat at Pittsburgh. Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who left early in Arizona with a knee injury, was among the offensive linemen hurt around the NFL on Sunday.
Goff tosses 3 TD passes to Higbee, Rams beat Eagles 37-19
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, right, catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams' Troy Hill during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA – Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Higbee and the Los Angeles Rams beat the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19 on Sunday. Goff completed his first 13 passes, including a pair of TDs to Higbee, and the Rams jumped to a 21-3 lead minutes into the second quarter. After the Eagles (0-2) pulled within one score, Goff’s 28-yard TD pass to Higbee in the fourth iced it for Los Angeles (2-0). The Rams took a 7-0 lead on Goff’s 4-yard TD pass to Higbee after Miles Sanders’ fumble on the third play gave them the ball at the Eagles 41.
Rams open SoFi Stadium in style with 20-17 win over Cowboys
Dak Prescott passed for 266 yards and a touchdown, but Dallas managed three points on its six drives in the second half. The opening of Rams owner Stan Kroenke's $5 billion stadium project was a historic night for the Los Angeles area, albeit one that should have been much more festive. Elliott tied it early in the second quarter with a 19-yard TD catch during which he ran through most of the Los Angeles defense. Van Jefferson's first career reception was a beautiful 31-yard grab in the second quarter, but it was the promising Rams rookie's only reception. Right tackle Cam Erving and tight end Blake Jarwin both didn't return from knee injuries in the second quarter.
Williams, defense guide Miami to 27-10 win over Florida St.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Jarren Williams threw for a season-best 313 yards and two touchdowns as Miami won its third straight game against Florida State, 27-10 on Saturday. Williams connected with Dee Wiggins on a 56-yard touchdown and Jeff Thomas on a 39-yard score. Miami has had an up-and-down season but secured a confidence-building win for Manny Diaz in his first year as head coach. Florida State coach Willie Taggart falls to 0-5 in rivalry games, losing four of them by double digits. Florida State plays at Boston College on Saturday.
Florida State vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State Seminoles host the University of Miami Hurricanes at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Florida State has played well in the opening quarter of each home game this year. The Seminoles have won with the big play this year. Cam Akers continues to be the star for Florida State. FSU is a 3.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
Akers' 4 TDs leads Florida State rout of Syracuse, 35-17
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Cam Akers ran for 144 yards and tied a school record with four touchdown runs as Florida State routed Syracuse 35-17 on homecoming on Saturday. Akers also took some snaps out of the wildcat formation and completed two passes for 26 yards. Abdul Adams and Moe Neal had touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the Orange, who have yet to earn a win over a Power 5 team. UP NEXTSyracuse plays host to Boston College on Saturday. Florida State plays host to Miami on Saturday.
Florida State vs. Syracuse: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University will play against Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. FSU is 3-4 on the season with a 2-3 conference record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Cam Akers leads the way on offense for Florida State. Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson leads the way on defense for FSU. He has 35 tackles this season and 4.5 tackles for loss this year.
Florida State, RB Akers seek to end No. 2 Clemson's streak
Akers is seeing things turn around for Florida State under second-year coach Willie Taggart. Some other things to know when Florida State plays No. 2 Clemson:'ROY' BUS BACKThe Clemson coach dusted off his "ROY" bus metaphor where "ROY" stands for "Rest Of Y'all." DUAL QUARTERBACKSFlorida State coach Willie Taggart said both James Blackman and Alex Hornibrook will play quarterback against Clemson. FAST STARTERSBoth Clemson and Florida State have gotten off to fast starts this season.dailycommercial.com
Gene Deckerhoff calling 500th FSU game Saturday
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Radio play-by-play announcer Gene Deckerhoff will be calling his 500th Florida State football game Saturday. Florida State vs. NC State: How to watch, listen, streamThis is Deckerhoff's 41st season with Florida State. He also announces Florida State basketball and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers games. FSU is a 6.5-point Las Vegas favoriteNC State is 3-1 and will be playing in the team's first conference game of the year. Akers has 499 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Florida State vs. NC State: How to watch, listen, stream
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University will be looking to keep its momentum going after a 35-24 win against Louisville last Saturday. FSU's next game is against North Carolina State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. NC State is 3-1 and will be playing in the team's first conference game of the year. Akers has 499 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Dave O'Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Lericia HarrisWhich team is favored to win the game?
Akers, Hornibrook lead Florida St. past Louisville
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Cam Akers scored three touchdowns and Alex Hornibrook came off the bench and threw a 60-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Florida State defeated Louisville 35-24 on Saturday. Akers ran 29 times for 112 yards for Florida State (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had 522 offensive yards. Louisville's Malik Cunningham threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Cardinals were able to storm back for a short-lived fourth-quarter lead. Hornibrook put the Seminoles ahead for good, 28-24, on a touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry with 7:25 left in the game. Hornibrook, who had a first-quarter touchdown pass, stepped in and completed 15 of 20 passes for 255 yards.
FSU vs. Louisville: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University is looking for the team's first conference win of the year. FSU running back Cam Akers is averaging 5.6 yards a carry this season. Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Olivia DekkerWhich team is favored to win the game? FSU is a 6.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 61.
No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24
Joshua Kaindoh #13 of the Florida State Seminoles pressures Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half during a game. 25 Virginia hung on, barely, to beat Florida State 31-24 on Saturday night. A three-and-out by the Seminoles and a six-play, 72-yard Virginia drive capped by Taulapapa's 2-yard run gave them the lead. With the game tied at 17, Blackman hit Tamorrion Terry for 17 yards on third-and-10 from the FSU 25, and the Seminoles went up-tempo. UP NEXTFlorida State: The Seminoles return home to face Louisville in their ACC home opener.
Akers helps Florida State hold off ULM in overtime
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. Akers, a junior tailback, ran for a career-high 193 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also had a 44-yard TD reception for Florida State (1-1). ULM (1-1) had four touchdowns and a field goal on its final six drives of regulation to force overtime. Blackman had a pair of first-half touchdown passes as Florida State had scored on its first three drives and led 24-7 at the half.