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, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Los Angeles Rams fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.Week 1 FanPulseWeek 2 FanPulseWeek 3 FanPulse - confidenceWeek 3 FanPulse - game predictionWeek 4 FanPulsePerhaps the biggest story for Los Angeles Rams fans from our FanPulse results this week was a question asked to the entire voting base on who they’d vote for for NFL MVP: Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, Kansas City Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes, Chicago Bears EDGE Khalil Mack or New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara.Perhaps not surprisingly, Goff came in third behind Mahomes and Mack, something I talked about last night on the newest episode of Turf Show Radio. Perhaps surprisingly, he only garnered 15% of the vote to Mahomes’ 53%. Maybe it was the exclamation point the Chiefs and Mahomes put on Week 4 with the spotlight on Monday Night Football while the Rams were further back in the memory kicking things off back on Thursday Night Football, but I thought this was pretty low.The confidence levels of Rams fans is honestly kind of boring right now. We’re 4-0 and cranking. Of course fan confidence is high. Perhaps there’s some interest in the storyline that we’re back to 100% after dipping to 97% last week, but honestly this is kind of obvious at this point.Consider the weekly point spread results:Odds: Rams 7.5 point favorites over SeahawksTurf Show Times FanPulse: Rams by 16Field Gulls FanPulse: Rams by 10So yeah. We’re all on the same page here.One other FanPulse vote of note? Pittsburgh Steelers fans’ lagging endorsement of their head coach, Mike Tomlin:The Steelers are currently 1-2-1 having given up 116 points thus far this season; the Rams, for reference, have only given up 67. So I can understand the frustration. Still, this seems awfully hyperactive given the last decade the Steelers have enjoyed under Tomlin who https://www.ramsfanstore.com/Greg-Zuerlein-Jersey
, in his 11 seasons as the Steelers’ head coach, has guided them through exactly 0 losing seasons. Yes, their two Super Bowl appearances were back in 2008 and 2010, but the Steelers were in the AFC Championship just two seasons ago. To put Tomlin on the hot seat seems awfully trigger happy.So anyway, thanks as always to the TSTers who are voting to give us the data each week! And for those of you interested, you can sign up here to vote. Defense, defense, defense! (It must be December...)The Los Angeles Rams beat the Detroit Lions today, 30-16, clinching the NFC West for the second year in a row. Here’s who gets my game balls in the win:DL Aaron DonaldWhile everyone knows that Donald is in the debate regarding who the best player in the league is, people suggesting that he should actually be named MVP usually sound like someone is trying to make some kind of profound point, largely because he’s not a quarterback. The retort becomes, predictably (and maybe accurately), that a defensive tackle can’t impact a game the way a quarterback can Gerald Everett Color Rush Jersey
, even if that defensive tackle seems like something out of a Marvel comic. Well, it’s almost as though Donald has heard that conversation and decided to take matters into his own hands. Against the Kansas City Chiefs, he created two game swinging fumbles by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and this week he did it again. With the game still in the balance, he forced a quarterback fumble again, at a time when the Rams needed it most. On the day, he added two more sacks to his season total, which now stands at 16.5, with four games remaining. It’s not just the sacks though. Every play he’s soaking up blockers, and knifing his way through the pocket, ultimately having a devastating effect on nearly every play. Also, it was nice to see him get chippy in the end of the game: first, shoving Legarrette Blount to the ground before flexing like Jesse Ventura in celebration, then body slamming Matthew Stafford Cooper Kupp Jersey
, in a play that Stafford fortunately walked away from. Someday, the Hall Of Fame montage of Aaron Donald will need some plays like that to help future generations imagine what we’re all currently witnessing.DL Ndamukong SuhThis was one of those games where you didn’t have to squint to notice the impact that Suh was having next to Aaron Donald. He made plenty of plays against his former team on Sunday. He actually had five tackles in the first half, a hefty sum for an interior lineman, and was able to win the position battles in the trenches when the Lions tried to run. All in all, a good day for Suh. EDGE Dante Fowler, Jr. Last week, it was Samson Ebukam; this week, it was Fowler. He had five tackles and a sack, but his motor was on full throttle all day. On his sack he took a wide path the Stafford, and then dove forward to bag Stafford when the quarterback slid to his left. That play, along with the play when Fowler came from the other end of the play to yank down Lions RB LeGarrette Blount on a backside pursuit, showed Fowler’s energy and willingness to play from snap to whistle.