Another NFL Sunday and another loss by the Rams. This is becoming all too familiar.
The Rams hosted the Redskins on Sunday in the dome. The outcome was the same as the first 3 games of the season, a loss. Looking at the game, it is a pattern that is starting to worry me, not so much on the defense side as the offensive side of the ball. The Rams “D” only gave up 17 points. On a positive note, the Rams defense held Washington to 339 totals yards. Rex Grossman had a day just like he was supposed to. He was 15 of 29 for 143 yards 1 TD and two picks. The Rams “D” had trouble again against the run. They allowed 196 yards on 40 carries.
It was obvious what the Redskins wanted to do, the Rams just couldn’t stop them. The Redskins had a big edge in time of possession, 35:10 to 24:50. That is a lot of time for the defense to be on the field. This wasn’t the Rams defensive fault. The Rams offense was non-existent for the first 3 quarters. Bradford was less than stellar, but in his defense, he was under a lot of pressure.
The Rams didn’t sack Grossman once, but the Redskins got to Bradford for SEVEN sacks. Kudos to their defense.
The Rams have their bye week coming up. It couldn’t come at a better time if you ask me. Maybe some rest and re-evaluation will do them some good. It couldn’t hurt. Hopefully they will come out in two weeks refreshed and ready to go, and hopefully they will know what’s going on.
“See You On The Hit Side” #21