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49ers vs Rams – Another Heartbreaker

charlie_brown_lucy_football(Ever felt duped?  Again, and again, and again?)

If you watched the first half of the game you were feeling pretty good. In the first quarter we took a 14-0 lead after a 80 yard drive completed with a 1 yard run (RB Cunningham) and another (55 yard drive) finished with a 22 yard pass to Kendricks. In the 2nd quarter the 49ers were able to score a field goal, but the Rams were still basically in control. So the half is about to end. There are 14 seconds remaining and the 49ers are deep in their own territory. The 49ers throw a deep pass to a wide open Brandon Loyd (covered by S Jenkins) who takes it all the way for a touch down. Bone crushing. Worse. It’s like someone ran their fingers down the chalkboard of my soul. Forever reverberating. The play changed the course of the game.

We come back out of the halftime break and I hope I’m the only one whose soul ‘s crushed with that last 49ers play. Maybe everything is fine? 12 plays and 80 yards later the 49ers score on another touchdown pass and S Jenkins is burned again. The Rams couldn’t recover. Up until 4 minutes remaining in the game the Rams had only gained 18 yards on offense (1 first down) in the entire second half. Where did the team go? Then in true Rams fashion we come up with yet another valiant (but futile) game ending effort. Our defense comes up strong with not 1, but 2 4th down defensive stands.   We score a field goal and with a little more than a minute left we are 7 points down and have the ball for 1 final drive.

I’ve already been searching Google for ‘Rams support groups’ and ‘sports induced depression’ when I find we’re kind of back in this game. So after suffering through nearly 2 quarters of miserable Rams football my heart (against my wishes) begins to bleed blue and gold again. Davis throws a quick 6 yard pass to Cunningham. My emotions leave the realm of depression and near the state of mania. The ball is snapped and Davis throws a short pass to the right which is intercepted (Johnson) and run back for a 49ers TD. And game over. (Final score: 49ers 31 – Rams 17) Is it possible to lose a game in a more painful manner? I used to say, “well, at least I’m not an Oakland Raiders fan”, but even that has lost its consolatory value as our season record just sank to 1-4.

Does anyone know where Janoris Jenkins lives? Is it still funny to toilet paper someone’s home? Next week we take on the 3-2 Seattle Seahawks. That should be fun right? Go Rams!

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One Response to “49ers vs Rams – Another Heartbreaker”

  1. Eeyore says:

    To be more specific: Why is Jack-Rabbit still playing? Can anyone answer how you can blow coverage so many times effectively crippling your team and still have a job? I think the O line is actually pretty good, Davis should have been sacked 11-12 times (with 20-25 hurries) given the amount of time he holds the ball. Also, we can’t win if we don’t pressure the QB, not sure what the answer is, but I think we’ve proven that two good DE’s is better than one great one (Quinn). The team has to win (whether in St Louis or LA or frickin England) in order for people to watch the games and fill the stadium. This year our stadium has been 2/3 full and 3/4 of that have been visitors. I have heard loud boo’s as we score. How demoralizing for this team. No leadership and just excuses. It just seems like we gave up before the season even started.

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