Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Close Again

As I said last week, I hate when the Rams lose. I know it sounds like a broken record, but again the Rams lost another close game. On the scoreboard anyway.

Yesterday Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals came to St. Louis and beat the Rams 21-13. It looks like it was a close game. The NFL is funny that way.

Kurt Warner went out with a shot to the head and the Cardinals were up 21-3 at that point. All they did from there was kick back, put their offense on cruise control, and coast to victory. The Cardinals ended up rushing for 183 yards and Tim Hightower was the first Cardinal to end up with over a hundred yards rushing in a game this season.

If Warner had been in the game it would have been much worse. Between Warner and his replacement Matt Leinart, they finished 25-33 passing for 261 yards 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Rams defense played a mediocre game. Nothing to write home about on this one. The Rams defense did get two fumbles and did turn one of those into points. No interceptions and no pressure on the Qb's. The Rams only had two sacks, and with Arizona's receiving corps you need to get more pressure on them than that.

Arizona also had the ball more, which keeps the Rams defense on the field and (as inept as it is) the Rams offense HAS to be able to find chances to score points.

Steven Jackson did his best again on Sunday and had over 100 yards for the fourth straight game. Here is an interesting stat I read, he is the first Ram to have 5 straight 1000+ yard seasons in a row. Even with him doing a great job the Rams fell short trying for a fourth and four to end the game.

Next week I'll try not to say that the game was close again. I think we can take the Seahawks.

"See you on the hit side" #21

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