Rams and Goff Come Up Short Against Redskins

A very tough loss for the Rams.  All day long it felt like the Redskins wanted to win a little bit more than we did.  In the first half Redskins running backs with a lot of help from their offensive line wrecked havoc on the Rams defense, but in the 3rd quarter the Rams were able to make adjustments bringing the Skin’s running game to a near halt.  During this time Rams RB Gurley showed glimpses of greatness reminiscent of his rookie year.  Gurley finished the game with 85 yards rushing and another 48 receiving.  He also scored 2 TDs including a 18 yard scoring reception in the middle of the 3rd quarter.

The Rams defense regressed in the 4th quarter where Skins running backs (primarily Perine) had there way with them again.  Late in the 4th quarter the Skins ate up 5 and half minutes of clock as they drove from their own 30 yard line all the way to the Rams end zone.  The drive culminated with a 11 yard pass from QB Cousins to WR Grant.  With just under 2 minutes remaining the score was Redskins 27-Rams 20.  So with everything said in done… our fate was still in our own hands.  We had possession, almost 2 minutes of playing time, and a time out.

For the great teams this is all you could really ask for at the end of the game, but for a rebuilding team and our 2nd year QB (Jared Goff) the moment was too big.  Goff takes the snap and literally telegraphs his pass for an easy interception by Skins defender Foster.  With 1:37 remaining this game is over.  No loss really comes down to a single play, but nobody likes going down like this.

So… the Rams go to 1-1 for the season.  Next week we take on the struggling SF 49ers in SF.  Every week we have an opportunity.  Do we learn from our mistakes and become a better team or do we take a step backwards?  Recent Jeff Fischer Rams lead efforts fell short.  I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing what Sean McVay and the new coaching regime are able to accomplish.  Have a great week and go Rams!!!


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