Monday, October 19, 2009

Getting Closer

Well, it was a close game by the score. On Sunday the Rams took the Jacksonville Jaguars to overtime before losing 23-20. It was the closest the Rams have been to a victory in over a year. Even though the score was close, the stats show the same trend for the Rams.

Yesterday Maurice Jones-Drew ran the ball well against the Rams defense. In the first half, he had 8 carries for only 11 yards. Our defense played well. The second half told the true story. He had 122 yards on 25 carries. He had a career high in attempts with 33 carries. David Garrard also threw for a career-high 335 yards on 43 tries.

The Jaguars had a good offensive game and should have won by a lot more than they did. The Jaguars had 492 total yards to the Rams 262. The Jags time of possession was 42:12 to the Rams 24:48. Again, the Rams defense was on the field too long and was winded. It is a pattern that Rams fans are getting tired of.

Steven Jackson can't do it all. He is a hard worker and if you saw the screen pass that set up the final score to tie the game, all you could say was "wow". He has the heart of a lion. If only the rest of the Rams had the same passion and conviction, they would be more competitive.

With Peyton Manning and the Colts coming to town this weekend, I don't see a Rams 'W' coming soon. The Rams are looking right in the face of their 17th loss in a row.

The Rams are getting a little closer, but they are still very far away.

"See you on the hit side"#21

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