In just his third game back from a preseason torn Achilles, Cam Akers hit some bumps in the road during the Los Angeles Rams' thrilling NFC Divisional Round win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Akers coughed up two fumbles as part of the Buccaneers' storming back from a 27-3 deficit.
The Rams ultimately punched their ticket to the NFC Championship, and head coach Sean McVay had some very reassuring words for his starting running back.
Cam Akers Fumbles
"[I] still have tremendous faith and confidence in Cam Akers, he's going to be a great player - there will be a couple plays that he wants back, then we had a little miscommunication on the one snap after we end up getting the turnover in their territory. Those are things that [we] can't have, but we were able to overcome it, and I'm excited for those guys."- Sean McVay
It's quite clear that McVay will stand with his second-year running back, and surely gives a boost to a young player that struggled under the brightest of lights. Akers would likely feel differently if the Rams hadn't held on to win, but fortunately, he'll have a chance at redemption in the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers.
Keep in mind, this was just Akers' third game back and his heaviest workload of the season at 24 carries for 48 rushing yards.
Prior to the injury, Akers had great expectations leading into his second year. The former Florida State standout was solid his rookie season, rushing for 625 yards and 2 TDs in just five starts.
The Rams enter the NFC Championship as 3.5-point favorites, according to the latest NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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