The Rams’ certainly utilized a running-back-by-committee approach on Sunday night, but the hero was veteran Malcolm Brown, who scored the first-ever touchdown in SoFi Stadium, and followed that up with the Rams’ only other trip to the end zone in the third quarter.
Brown finished with 110 scrimmage yards on 21 touches. The Rams used Brown as a “layup” option in the passing game with Jared Goff, targeting him four times (he caught three), the story said. They heavily featured Robert Woods in the passing game, and then punctuated the drive with Brown. He’s got multiple seasons on the Rams’ other three active backs, rookies Akers (who got the start on Sunday) and Xavier Jones, and second-year back Henderson. At least for now, the trend looks like Brown could be the finisher.
Sep 11 · 6:01 PM EDT
Rams RB Darrell Henderson (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. He's "a go" for Sunday night, per HC Sean McVay. His availability puts a damper on Cam Akers' Week 1 upside.