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Colts Pound Rams 42-6

It was a very simple game.  The Rams defense couldn’t stop Peyton Manning and the Colts offense.  It was that simple.  Reggie Wayne took Ron Bartell to school in the first quarter and the Rams didn’t have any answer to the Colts passing game.  Peyton Manning was able to thread another touchdown pass to Dallas Clark when Clark was double teamed.  Everything beyond that was icing on the cake for a dominating Indianapolis Colts.

As I said on twitter during the game, the scary part was the Rams defense didn’t play that badly in the first half.  Peyton Manning and the Colts offense are just that good.  They are perfectly timed and Peyton Manning is pin-point accurate with his passes.  The Rams were down 21-6 at half without playing too terribly.  The Colts doubled their points in the second half, and the Rams failed to score.

The highlight of the Rams offense was a long fleaflicker pass from Marc Bulger to Donnie Avery, but the Rams could not put the ball into the endzone and settled for a field goal.  That field goal was their only points of the first half, falling down 21-3.

More recap after the jump!

Steven Jackson had another good game.  He started to make serious headway in the 3rd quarter with 3 runs of 10+ yards in a row.  The Colts defense began to sit back and wait for the Rams to throw the ball down the field which gave Jackson acres of space.  However, Bulger played into the Colts plan with a thow to the sideline, which was intercepted by Jacob Lacey and returned for a touchdown.  Even after the interception and down 28-6, the Rams continued to find success with Steven Jackson on the ground.  Jackson continued the trend of running incredibly hard in a game thats result was no longer in doubt.  He continues to show his young team mates the meaning of playing hard despite the score.

A few other highlights in a otherwise bland game for St. Louis Rams fans was the play of WR Danny Amendola and safety Craig Dahl.  Amendola has played very well on kick and punt returns and playing the slot wide receiver position.  Dahl played well as the Rams 3rd safety in the run game.  He seemed to get into the game when the Rams went to nickel or dime.

The Rams lost long snapper Chris Massey and corner Bradley Fletcher to injury during the game.  Fletcher was having a good game both in run defense and in coverage.  Chris Massey has always been a steady long snapper for the Rams.

Looking ahead, the Rams will face the Detroit Lions in Detroit next week, still looking to get their first win of the season.

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