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Rams Fight, But Go Down in Flames

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The first half was all Rams, but the second was all Cowboys. We fought hard, but we were overcome by our own mistakes. Just as the Rams scored in a lot of ways in the first half, the Cowboys were equally creative in the 2nd.   I can’t really complain (I can… and I will in a minute) because it was a good game. Our offense had more life in it than I’ve seen in a long time. Rams QB Davis played with energy and confidence (and recklessness and inexperience) and when they were on the field I believed we could score. For the first time in a long time I didn’t think, “holy crap… someone make a play… who will drag us out of this quicksand?”

Outside of screw ups we played good enough to win this game. Combine Dallas’ explosion out of the half time break, our turnovers, and our penalties and it was too much. We gave up 119 penalty yards to Dallas’ 15 yards. Among them were game-changing pass interference calls. Add to that blown coverages and wide open receivers, and you have a recipe for the biggest Dallas comeback in franchise history. That’s right baby, we made history today.

If you look at the game stats, the Rams actually won the battle in a lot of categories. We led in first downs, total yards gained, and time of possession. That kind of performance kept us in the game in spite of an array of screw ups. In fact with 2 minutes to go we had the ball while only down 3 points. We had the last drive of the game and it was still ours to take. But like I said, mistakes and turnovers ruled the day. Davis throws a few short passes and the clock winds down to 1:11. Davis winds up and lofts a 30 yard pass which is caught by Dallas’ CB Claiborne. Rams have no time outs left and this game over. Once again we fall on our own sword.  Final Score Cowboys 34 – Rams 31.

So we drop to 1-2, but we’re finally clicking. Major areas of the team looked competent: QB, run defense, and offensive weapons. Other areas were ok like the o-line.  And of course there were other areas like the defensive secondary that need our positive thoughts and prayers. But it feels good. Come on Rams fans let’s get excited. Next week we take on the Eagles and it should be great. Go Rams.

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2 Responses to “Rams Fight, But Go Down in Flames”

  1. stratman says:

    Problem for past decade is still the same…..playmakers crack under pressure at most inopportune moments. Coaching curse since mistreatment of martz. Poor line play and injuries. Secondary incapabilities. Quarterback issues.

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