Rams Lose to Seahawks 28-0

If you were writing a script for a game from the 2008 season, you would write a scipt that included the Rams hanging tough for about a quarter, grabbing some turnovers but sputtering on offense.  Then the Rams defense springs some leaks and the Rams offense continues to sputter.  Then the Rams opponent pulls away in the second half to post a blow out win.

The Rams applied the 2008 script to the first game of the 2009 season this Sunday in Seattle.

Every facet of the Rams play was terrible.

More analysis of the Rams awful start to the season after the jump.

The Rams defense started off great by grabbing 2 interceptions and a fumble.  But, they couldn’t stop the run over the course of the game and soon the small leaks started turning into gigantic floods as the big plays in the run and pass game torched the Rams defense.  The Rams offense got untracked for part of one drive at the end of the first quarter.  Richie Incognito continued to kill the Rams with penalties as he had 2 personal foul penalties.  He was shortly pulled off the field after his second personal foul penalty, but didn’t stay there long.  The rest of the Rams offensive line was not without blame as the Rams had several false start penalties.  If someone was keeping score (and I’m sure someone is) the Rams offensive line lost the fight against the Seahawks 12th man.  The Rams special teams was far from special as Josh Brown missed a 37-yard field goal early in the game.  Donnie Jones got plenty of punting chances and should have a very sore leg this week.

The Rams continued a bad trait on defense as they were unable to stop no-name WRs, no-name TEs and no-name RBs.  (Or old-name in the case of Edge James.)

The Rams offense continued their bad trait of not being able to get out of their own way and killing drives after they get into the red zone and even before that.  They are unable to execute at a high-school football level.  Penalties, mistakes and sometimes odd playcalling hurt the Rams dearly.

One play epitomized the game for the Rams.  With less than a minute remaining in the first half, the Seahawks lead 7-0 and lined up for a field goal.  The Rams blocked the field goal and ran it back for a touchdown to tie the game.  But, hold up.  Under review the Rams had 12 men on the field and the play gave the Seahawks a first down.  The Seahawks continued their drive to score a touchdown to make the game 14-0 at the half.

No one should escape the wrath after a terrible loss like this.  This was a bush-league game against a team that is far from elite.

The Rams should be ashamed, but if we were applying the 2008 script to this game, they probably won’t even care.


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4 Responses to “Rams Lose to Seahawks 28-0”

  1. […] Rams Lose to Seahawks 28-0 » Rams GabIf someone was keeping score (and I’m sure someone is) the Rams offensive line lost the fight against the Seahawks 12th man. The Rams special teams was far from special as Josh Brown missed a 37-yard field goal early in the game. …Read More […]

  2. D A says:

    Richie Incognito needs to go.
    Stephen Jackson cannot go anywhere.
    Richie Incognito needs to go.
    Mark Bulger has been sacked too many times.
    Richie Incognito needs to go.
    Josh Brown is missing too much.
    Richie Incognito needs to go.
    I liked Mark Bulger finally getting angry.
    Richie Incognito needs to go.
    Did I say that Richie Incognito needs to go?

  3. kurt says:

    Seahawk fans always appreciate a win against the Rams…the games rarely are this one-sided. I think this post under-estimates the talent seattle has and NFC-West will find that out in due time. I just wanted to say that Rams fans need to show your new coach patience as im sure you will and he will get your team to where you want it to be. Best of luck the rest of the way ( except when the seahawks head to St. Louis ).

  4. […] at Ramsgab has a recap of the game as well. This quote by Jeff also stands […]

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