We witnessed a pretty exciting ending to what had previously been a mediocre game. With a score of 0-6 at the half, Rams fans everywhere broke out the Red Bull and strapped in. In the 3rd quarter the pace picked up a bit. Each team engineered successful touch down drives. The Rams scored first off passes to Gibson (22 yards and 16 yards), a 8 yard pass to Givens, and a 1 yard explosive TD run by Steven Jackson. The Bills came back in the very next drive and returned the favor via passes to Graham and Johnson. After a 2 yard TD pass the Bills muffed the extra point. At the end of the 3rd quarter the score was Rams 7, Bills 12.
Most of the 4th quarter looked a lot like the first half. We saw mostly 3 and outs (or 1 first down and then out). Then with 4:55 remaining in the game the Rams awoke from their slumber. A lot of incomplete passes were thrown, but the Rams made critical plays on the drive when it counted. Highlights of the drive include a 22 yard pass up the middle to Kendricks, a 15 yard strike to Gibson on the left side, and a 13 yard TD pass (again) to Gibson. The Rams then executed a 2 point conversion to make sure they weren’t beat in the final minute of the game by a field goal.
The Bills came out firing as Fitzpatrick hit Bills TE Chandler for 16 yards. But any other efforts were snuffed out by the Rams defense. On the next play Rams TE Quinn came up with a monster sack and finally Dunbar intercepted a Fitzpatrick pressure pass. The Rams showed some major backbone when it counted. It wasn’t an impressive win, but it was a win. The final score Rams 15, Bills 12. The Rams move back to .500 and a possible playoff appearance is still alive.