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Who led the Rams backfield in Week 2?

We go over who’s leading the Los Angeles Rams backfield in the second game of the season.

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The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams took care of business on Sunday with a 31-27 victory over the Atlanta Dalcons. After a quiet Week 1, there was plenty of intrigue over the usage of running backs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. Henderson was the only prominent ball carrier in the loss to the Bills, taking 13 carries for 47 yards.

Here, we’ll keep track of the Rams’ running back production for Week 2.

Rams RB usage in Week 2 vs. Bills

First half update - The primary running backs for the Rams have effectively split the load for the Rams so far in this matchup. Akers has five carries for 27 yards while Henderson has four carries for 16 yards so far on the day. In the passing game, Akers has caught a single target for 10 receiving yards. We’ll see if the workload increases in the second half as the Rams try to put this game on ice.

Final update - Akers ended up with the most carries, finishing the game with 15 touches for 44 yards. Henderson finished his day with 10 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown. Hardly an efficient day for either ball carrier.