The Rams defense ruled the day while the offense did just enough to to bring home the win. Even though the Rams didn’t do a great job running the ball in the second half, they were still able to control the clock due to the tremendous performance of their defense who had 7 sacks. The most impactful offensive performers for the Rams were RB Zac Stacy who for the day contributed 109 yards and a TD. The other would be FG kicker Zuerlein who put the ball through the uprights from 54, 48, and 25 yards out. The Rams had opportunity to run up the score (both in the first and second half of the game), but instead put the game into Zuerlein’s hands (or feet) who came up big. The scoring summary is below:
Big performers on the defense would include TE Quinn with 6 solo tackles and 3 sacks, S McDonald with 6 solo tackles and 1 sack, and LB Laurinaitis with 5 solo tackles and 1.5 sacks. Special mention goes out to D-TE Long who came up with a clutch sack just before the 2 minute warning in the second half (as did Quinn just after).
Today’s win brings the Rams to a seasonal record of 7-8. We have to upset the best team in the NFC West, Seattle Seahawks, next week to get to a year ending win/loss ratio of .500 (or 8-8). The Rams have proved they have the physicality and talent to beat good teams in the NFL. What we haven’t done is shown any kind of consistancy on a week-to-week basis. To me 7-9 or 8-8 doesn’t make a lot of differnce, but it would be great to cap off the season with such a big win. This game will be played in Seattle, inside one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Let’s make them hear us cheer all the way from St Louis. Go Rams!!!