Rams to stick with Case Keenum despite offensive woes

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The Los Angeles Rams are entering their bye week following Sunday's 17-10 to the New York Giants in London.
The Los Angeles Rams are entering their bye week following Sunday's 17-10 to the New York Giants in London.

The Los Angeles Rams may be entering their bye, but don't expect them to have a new starting quarterback in two weeks.

Despite four interceptions thrown by Case Keenum in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the New York Giants at London's Twickenham Stadium, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he does not plan on making a change.

"We have a three game losing streak and the quarterback is not our problem," Fisher told reporters after his team dropped to 3-4 on the season. 

The Rams selected former California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. The team swapped the 15th selection for the top pick and sent two second-round picks and a third-round pick this year as well as a first- and third-round pick next year. The Tennessee Titans also gave the Rams a fourth- and sixth-round pick this year.

The Titans then sent the 15th pick to the Cleveland Browns to take Michigan State's Jack Conklin with the eighth overall pick. Conklin has been Tennessee's starting right tackle.

While Goff sits, Keenum has now thrown for 1,708 yards with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was 32 of 53 on Sunday for 291 yards after coming off his best game of the season, throwing for 321 yards with three touchdowns and a late interception in a 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions. 

Fisher has said Goff simply isn't ready to be the starter and he's shown patience with top picks in the past. While coach of the Houston Oilers, who later became the Tennessee Titans, Fisher picked Steve McNair with the third pick in the 1995 draft. McNair did start two games that season, but didn't become the team's fulltime starter until 1997. The Titans were in the Super Bowl in 1999. 

The Rams started the season 3-1, but did not score a touchdown in the first two games of the season. Sunday was the third multi-interception game of the season for Keenum. 

"We're staying with Case," Fisher said, adding he'd make changes at wide receiver before he makes a change at quarterback. 

Some may deem that as "some 7-9 bull—" and, if the Rams go 7-9 for the third time in four years, Fisher would tie Dan Reeves for the most losses by a coach in NFL history. 

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