Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What Happened?

The Rams played the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and actually won a game. After the Saints beat the Colts the prior week 62-7, I was expecting a blowout. It was not to be. The Rams defense showed some heart at attacking the Saints offense. They pressured one of the leagues’ top quarterbacks all day. Drew Brees and the Saints offense couldn’t get things going. The Rams defense sacked Brees six times and had pressure on him all day. They also picked him off twice, with the last one a 27 yard pick six by Darian Stewart. That play put the game away for the Rams. 

Going into the game I was concerned about the defense against the run. The Saints tried to run early, but had to scrap that plan as the game wore on. The Rams offense helped that by keeping the ball and the Saints’ offense off the field. The Rams only gave up 56 yards on the ground. Compared to the 160+ yards rushing per game they have been giving up this year, that’s quite an improvement. With only giving up 283 yards total offense to the high powered Saints offense, it was a stellar performance by the Rams defense. 

The Rams travel to Arizona this week for a divisional matchup. Hopefully the Rams defense can build on this weeks’ performance, and stifle the Cardinals offense. I would love to see Kevin Kolb and Beenie Wells wake up Monday morning asking themselves “What happened?”

“See You On The Hit Side” #21     

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