Jalen Ramsey set to deploy his 'classified' shutdown game vs. Josh Allen and Bills

By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Football

The question came this week during a videoconference call at the Los Angeles Rams' practice facility. A reporter asked receiver Robert Woods if star cornerback Jalen Ramsey provides him with any specific tips about how to beat cornerbacks.

Before Woods could answer, a voice emerged from the nearby parking lot.

"That's classified!" Ramsey shouted before entering his car, drawing laughter from Woods.

It's no secret that the unbeaten Rams are relying on Ramsey and his lockdown skills to help anchor a defense that has given up only 18 points a game.

Although they neutralized quarterbacks Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys and Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams are prepared for what could be a tougher test against Josh Allen and the unbeaten Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Bills Stadium.

In victories over the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, Allen passed for 727 yards and six touchdowns, with no interceptions.


Against the Jets, he passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown in 14 carries to lead the Bills to a 27-17 victory in the season opener.

He passed for 415 yards and four touchdowns last Sunday in a 31-28 victory over the Dolphins.

"He's like a rebirth of Ben Roethlisberger," Rams safety John Johnson said, comparing the 6-foot-5, 237-pound Allen to the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. "Like, huge arm, huge body.

"I remember watching him take off and run. I'm like, 'OK, you really got to have a tackling plan for him. He's not going down easy, he's not going to slide and he's not going to run out of bounds."


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