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Rams vs Eagles – 1st Half Summary

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We basically have to write off the 1st QTR. The Rams did very little in the first quarter other than a consolatory defensive hold forcing the Eagles to settle for a field goal. The game started off in the worst possible way. After 3 and out, the Rams’ punt was blocked and subsequently returned for an Eagles TD (ARE YOU KIDDING ME?). That really gives a solid feel for how the rest of the quarter went. I won’t even punish you by describing more.

In the second quarter things picked up for both teams. In their second drive of the quarter the Rams made their way down to the Eagles 5 yard line. The score was 13-0 Eagles so a score here would definitely have relieved the pain. It’s 3rd and 5 and QB Davis is in shotgun formation. The ball is hiked and Curry, an Eagles defensive lineman, shot past the line of scrimmage completely untouched and pounded Davis who coughed up the ball. A half dozen plays later Eagles QB Foles tosses a bomb that is intercepted by Rams safety Gaines. The Rams would then drive the length of the field and score their one and only TD of the half (8 yard pass from Davis to Quick). Its 13-7 and the Rams might be turning things around.

Umm, not so quick. The Rams are pushed down the field. The Eagles have been playing physically tougher all day and it felt like they manhandled us all the way down the field. This time there is no consolation as the Eagles finish the drive on a 9 yard TD pass to Eagles receiver Cooper.

So its halftime and with the score Rams 7 – Eagles 20, the Rams really need to toughen up and execute. Missed tackles and way more penalties than the Eagles were the watermark of the first half. It’s time to turn it around. Go Rams!!!


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