It was a disappointing loss for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday versus the San Francisco 49ers, but Leonard Floyd easily had his best performance of the season. With the Monday night game still needing to be played, Floyd has the fifth-highest pass-rush win rate among edge defenders in Week 8, according to ESPN.
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Raheem Morris spoke about Floyd’s lack of production before Sunday’s game, iterating that he feels like the veteran edge defender will find his groove soon. It didn’t take long for Floyd to make Morris look good with his prediction.
Floyd entered Sunday’s showdown with the 49ers without a single sack on the season. The former first-round pick would proceed to tally two sacks and two tackles for loss while leading the Rams with nine tackles in Week 8.
The Rams have certainly lacked consistent pressure from their edge rushers this season following the departure of Von Miller in free agency. So it was a good sign to see Floyd log a 30 percent pass-rush win rate against San Francisco, a team that has typically done well to limit Los Angeles’ pass rush.
Following a blowout loss at home, the Rams hope Floyd can carry over his momentum from Week 8 into Week 9 in a road tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.