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Rams Beat Jags on the Road

Todays game had an explosive start.  Rams KR Pharoh Cooper caught the ball 3 yards inside the Rams end zone.  A few seconds later he had sprinted past the entire Jacksonville squad for an opening 103 yard TD return.  Not to be out done, on the very next possession Jags RB Fournette rushed right up the middle for 75 yards and back to back touch downs.

We caught our breath and then settled into what would be a very solid performance and victory by the Rams.  Rams QB Goff had a statistically average game, but he didn’t make any big mistakes.  124 passing yards to 6 different receivers and a TD and no turnovers was enough.  RB Gurley had another stellar performance with 21 rushes for 116 yards.  An offense becomes so much more efficient when it is not one dimensional.

Today’s victory against the Jags was important for a couple reasons:

1 Last year the Rams were 3-1 and leading the NFC West when suddenly everything fell apart.  The only other Rams win was earned in Week 10 against the NY Jets.  Beating the now 3-3 Jags on the road is a good sign that we’re not about to step into that same lifeless black hole.

2 With a 7 point lead and 7:40 remaining on the clock, the Rams offense began a methodical descent upon the field of play.  They marched down to the Jags 11 yard line, devoured over five minutes of clock time, and forced the Jags to start using precious time outs.  It was a text book example of how to close out a game.  With 2:32 remaining Zuerlein kicked a field goal and effectively sealed the win.  The Rams haven’t been able to close a game like this in a long time.

Next week we take on an average Cardinals team at home.  Another chance for the Rams to prove themselves.  Have a great week and GO RAMS!!!


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