Rams’ Greg Zuerlein’s left foot is in a boot, but team isn’t concerned about his status for Super Bowl
Consistency from your kickers in the NFL playoffs is almost a given. But it’s such a necessity. Just ask Chicago Bears fans. Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein made two huge kicks at the end of the NFC championship game last weekend. Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters this past week that Zuerlein hasn’t been 100 percent healthy in that game.
Zuerlein has been wearing a boot on his left foot as he suffered a strain during the game against the Saints. The team is keeping out of any practice activities and are letting him rest in preparation for the Super Bowl.
McVay unironically told Greg Beacham of the Associated Press:
“Didn’t look like it affected him, did it?”
Zuerlein has been extremely reliable all season long and especially in the postseason. Zuerlein is 7-of-8 on field goals and 5-of-5 on extra points in the playoffs so far. During the regular season, he was 27-of-31 on field goals and 35-of-36 on extra points through 11 games played.
The Los Angeles Rams this past season went 13-3 and finished first overall in the NFC West Division. They had success all season long in head coach Sean McVay’s offense. Their only hiccup was a Week 14 loss to the Chicago Bears where they only scored six total points. That loss seemed to be their rock bottom. Since then, they’ve been one of the toughest teams in the entire league to beat.
They have steamrolled through the playoffs. They beat the Dallas Cowboys easily in the Divisional Round by a score of 30-22. Then they barely hung onto victory against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game.
The Rams will face off against the New England in the Super Bowl on February 2nd.