After a strong start the Rams trail the Bears 24-10. For the first possession of the game the Rams drove 80 yards (50 all purpose yards from RB Gurley and a 29 yard pass reception via WR Lance Kendricks) for a TD. The Rams luck began to change when a Tavon Austin TD run to the left was called back because of a holding penalty. Since then, any and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. The Rams have been called on a variety of bogus penalties and uncharacteristically have given up several big yard scoring plays. First an 87 yard reception to Bear’s receiver Miller and then a 83 yard pass to rookie RB Langford. Rams QB Nick Foles continues to look confused and lethargic. Even worse is it seems to be spreading to the rest of the team. The Rams look more like a team that is suffering from severe jet lag than a squad playing before their home town.
Probably the next biggest issue for the game is the offensive play calling. The Bears have read the Rams defense and made adjustments pretty well. On the otherside of the ball the Rams play calling has been predictable and uneffective. It think the entire Rams squad needs to slam a Red Bull, because they do not have wings (they look like they’re playing in quicksand).
Lots of time to go, but we’ve got to get our heads in the game and start executing. Go Rams!