With less than two minutes remaining in the Rams’ blowout win against the New England Patriots, Fox cameras showed coach Sean McVay on the sideline with rookie running back Cam Akers.
The conversation seemed short, with Akers nodding his head and McVay tapping him on the chest. After his performance, a lot of things didn’t need to be said. His stats spoke clearly enough.
Akers rushed for 171 yards in 29 carries Thursday — an average 5.9 yards per carry — in the Rams’ 24-3 win. It was the most in his young career and the most by a rookie this NFL season. Nearly three weeks after Akers scored his first touchdown on Monday Night Football, the Florida State product again shined for national primetime audience and asserted himself as a key offensive contributor.
But he doesn’t want to think too far ahead, he said.