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Posted on: December 8, 2008 1:25 am
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Rams @ Cardinals Recap

St. Louis Rams 10 Arizona Cardinals 34

St. Louis lost their fifth straight game to the NFC west rival Cardinals today.  To sum up today's game, Arizona's defense did more scoring than the Rams' offense.  The Cardinals capitalized off of a 11 yard fumble return and a 99 yard interception return.

Arizona scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game to take a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play.  After Ron Bartell intercepted Kurt Warner, the Rams had 1st and goal at the Arizona 6 yard line.  The Rams scored their only touchdown on a 3 yard pass from Bulger to Jackson.  It would be the closest the Rams would get.  They would add a 51 yard field goal by Josh Brown in the 4th quarter, but Arizona had this one on cruise control. 

 

 

 

MVP Candidate Kurt Warner quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals was 24/33 passing for 279 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  Even after 5 years, it is still different seeing him in another teams uniform. 

 

 

 

 

The Rams turned the ball over 3 times.  Steven Jackson fumbled twice and Bulger had the interception that was returned 99 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter.  You aren't going to win any games where the opposing defense outscores the offense 14-10. 

Week 15 Matchup

St. Louis falls to (2-11) as they lost their 7th game in a row.  The Rams head back home to take on the Seattle Seahawks.  Seattle also fell to 2-11 today as they lost to the New England Patriots 24-21 in Seattle. 

Oh boy, two teams with a combined record of (4-22) will be battling for control of the cellar in the NFC West.  I wonder who is going to get the W. 

Posted on: November 30, 2008 6:51 pm
 

Week 13 Dolphins @ Rams Recap

Miami Dolphins 16 St. Louis Rams 12

St. Louis welcomed back Steven Jackson infront of a  60/40 mixed crowd of Rams and Dolphins fans at the Edwards George Dome today.  Jackson got off to a good start as his first carry in weeks went for 11 yards.  The Rams would have success moving the ball on the ground, but struggled in the passing department.  The woes were really obvious when the Rams moved inside the redzone.  The Rams went 0-2 in the redzone and had their 4 scoring drives all end with Josh Brown field goals.    Brown was perfect on all his attempts hitting from 23,33,38, and 51 yards. 

Part of the Rams' woes on scoring were due to an ineffective passing game.  Marc Bulger had an awful game today.  He finished 16/35 for 149 yards and was intercepted 3 times.  Bulger threw 2 soft passes over the middle that were gathered in by the Dolphins. 

The defense for the Rams played better than they have in previous games.  While they did give up 327 total yards, the Rams didn't allow a single rusher to gain over 54 yards.  The defense was able to keep the Rams in the game.   They forced the Dolphins to punt with 2 minutes remaining, but the Rams turned it over on an interception with less than 40 seconds to go. 

Rams Player of the Game

In his first game back after battling a nagging injury, Steven Jackson racked up 94 yards rushing on 21 carries.  He also had 1 reception for 16 yards. 

Week 14 Matchup

The Rams travel to Arizona to take on the NFC West division leading Cardinals (7-5).  St. Louis (2-10) will have its arms full trying to stop a very potent offense featuring former Ram Kurt Warner, and two very good young receivers in Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald

Posted on: November 3, 2008 1:08 am
Edited on: November 3, 2008 1:16 am
 

Week 9 Rams Report

Arizona Cardinals 34 at St. Louis Rams 13

In my opinion this was a must win game.  Going into today, Arizona had a 2 game lead in the NFC West over the Rams.  A Rams win would put them just a game behind, but the Rams didn't show up after the 1st quarter. 

The Rams defense came up big early with a goal-line stand including stuffing Kurt Warner on a quarterback sneak on 4th and Goal from the 1 yard line.  This gave the Rams a little momentum as St. Louis took a 7-0 lead over the Cardinals in the 1st quarter on Marc Bulger's 80 yard touchdown pass to speedy receiver Derek Stanley.  It would be Stanley's first career catch, and the Ram's lone highlight.

The picture above sums up the rest of the game, as St. Louis would give up 31 consecutive points including a 24-point 2nd quarter.  If that doesn't sound bad enough, the Rams were outgained by the Cardinals 229-18 in the period alone.  Three big plays contributed to Arizona's scoring.  Antrel Rolle intercepted Marc Bulger and ran it in for a 40 yard pick-6.  Arizona rookie runningback Tim Hightower scampered across the goal-line on a 30 yard touchdown run after Fakhir Brown mistackled him near the line of scrimmage.  Jerheme Urban made a sensational catch after Jonathan Wade bobbled an interception that went right into Urban's arms as he later ran 56 yards for the score.  Rams mistackles and the inability to finish the play helped cap off the Cardinals 24-point quarter.  It was a very sloppy quarter in my opinion, one of the worst I've seen in a while.  Before Jerheme Urban's touchdown the Rams had the ball with 1:45 left before halftime trailing 17-7 at their own 15 yard line.  Bulger would throw 3 incompletions, including a 3rd down dropped pass by Steven Jackson, that took off a total of 15 seconds from the play clock.  Arizona didn't have to waste any of their timeouts to stop the clock.  If St. Louis goes into halftime only down 10, they might have came out stronger in the 2nd Half, but Urban's touchdown was the nail in the coffin. 

Rams Player of the Game

There aren't many heroes here to choose from today.  Marc Bulger had 3 turnovers, Steven Jackson was ineffective racking up only 17 rushing yards on 7 carries, and the defense was a sieve.  If anything it should go to the Cardinal's Kurt Warner for his stellar performance of 342 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

However, I am going to pick Derek Stanley.  He caught his first career pass and it was a memorable 80 yard touchdown that gave the Rams a short-lived lead.  I have the ability to say that I attended the same school as Stanley, UW-Whitewater. 

Week 10 Matchup

St. Louis heads back to the east coast with a (2-6) record to take on the New York Jets whom are (5-3) after defeating the Buffalo Bills 26-17.  The Rams are three games behind division leading Arizona, so if there is any chance they can stay in the hunt for the playoffs its going to be a tough task going against the Jets. 

 
 
 
 
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