LOS ANGELES – Andrew Whitworth led the way to the community.
Then, the left tackle led the way for Todd Gurley II and the Rams of Los Angeles when they defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 36-31, on Sunday at L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Gurley scored in his 13th consecutive game, with Whitworth moving away in the 17-yard touchdown.
Jared Goff spent 318 yards with touchdowns to tight ends Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. It was the first Goff racing game with multiple touchdown passes at tight ends, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
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It was a probable week for the Rams and the largest Los Angeles area.
On Thursday, the organization awoke the news of a mass shoot at Borderline Bar and Grill, located just over 4 kilometers away from the team's practice facility in Thousand Oaks and seven miles from Agoura Hills's commercial headquarters.
An armed man killed 12 people, including the Sheriff Saga of Ventura County. Ron Helus, who was on duty and ran to the bar to save lives.
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Whitworth implored teammates to wrap their arms around the community, before giving an example.
Whitworth will give its verification of the game from Sunday to the Fund of the victims of the Conejo Valley of the Community Foundation of Ventura County, a fund to support the families of the victims.
"You are looking for any answer, you are looking for what we can do to solve this or what we can do to help people who are going through this, in the tragedy, at the moment, there is no perfect path." Whitworth said earlier this week. "I simply do not – the way I think and work, I just do not think that being there asks is the best way, I believe in finding a way to put your feet on the ground."
Then, on Friday, the Rams canceled the practice, as the fires prompted Ventura County and eventually extended to Los Angeles County, invading communities where many Rams live.
This photo was taken last night by one of the members of the Rams coach. This is from the parking lot of the practice facilities. pic.twitter.com/XvFXvJrppM
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At least 45 employees of Rams, including about 20 players and trainers, were among the 250,000 who were evacuated in Ventura and the Los Angeles County.
Included in the evacuations, Jared Goff, Wade Phillips and General Administer Les Snead.
But so far, no one of the Rams' dwellings is expected to be among the 170 that were destroyed by fires.
The property and management of Rams took the financial responsibility to cover the expenses of the employees, many of which are young professionals and interns, who had to evacuate and move due to forest fires.
And in spite of all this, the Rams will improve 9-1 and will spend next week in Colorado Springs, Colorado, before an anticipated 11-week clash against the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City on Monday Night Football.