Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What Was That?

Am I dreaming, should I rub my eyes? Was that a win? A win at an away game?

Until Sunday's game at New Orleans, the Rams were averaging less than 5 points a game on the road. Less than 5 points a game.

With the expectations high going into the season, the clouds finally parted and a ray of sunshine came through the clouds. Going into the game the Rams had lost their first eight games and were facing a Saints team that had won four games in a row.

The Rams came off their bye week and showed up to play.

About freakin time.

The Rams defense came with a new game plan, it's called a blitz. The Rams blitzed on the first 16 out of 18 defensive plays. Where has that been all year?

With the Rams up 34-7 going into the fourth, Haslett went to the prevent and the Saints made it close. I hate when coaches try to out think themselves. Stick with the plan please.

The stats were skewed due to Drew Brees and the Saints playing comeback football in the fourth quarter. The Saints ended up with 308 total yards, but an inflated 6.4 per play.

The stat of the day was the rushing yards. The Saints had a team total of 43 yards. Reggie Bush had 7 carries for 17 yards. He also had 5 receptions for 27 yards. Anytime you hold a teams major weapon to 44 total yards, your odds of winning are greatly increased.

Stick to the plan.

Next week we will see if this was a fluke or a beginning of a new trend. I would hope the latter, I can get used to asking "what was that"?

"See you on the hit side"#21

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