Tag:Miami Dolphins
Posted on: December 15, 2008 12:26 am

Week 15 Seahawks @ Rams

Seattle Seahawks 23 @ St. Louis Rams 20

In the battle to get out of last place in the NFC West, Seattle and St. Louis each with records of 2-12 fought in a game down to the wire.  Despite losing 7 straight to the rival Seahawks, the Rams came out strong in the first half.  The Rams scored on the opening drive of the game on a 31-yard pass from Marc Bulger to Torry Holt.  After forcing the Seahawks to punt on their first drive of the game, the Rams made a crucial mistake.  On the second play of the drive Derek Stanley took a handoff and fumbled at the St. Louis 23-yard line.  Jordan Babineaux picked up the loose ball and ran it in for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.  Despite the mistake, the Rams would regroup and score their second touchdown in the second quarter on a 6 yard run by Steven Jackson.  Up 14-7, the Rams would also add a Josh Brown 36 yard field goal before halftime.  At the half the Rams had piled up 243 yards and had a 17-7 lead. 




St. Louis is a much better football team when Steven Jackson can suit up and play.  Jackson carried the ball 24 times for 91 yards and scored on a 6 yard run in the 2nd quarter to give the rams a 14-7 lead.  He also added 36 receiving yards on 4 receptions.





Each team had fumbled twice.  The other Rams fumble came inside the Red Zone.  Joe Klopfenstein caught a 12 yard pass reception and got down to the Seattle 15 where he fumbled the ball.  It took a golden opportunity for points away from the Rams. 

The second half was a complete disaster.  St. Louis could only manage 99 yards in the second half with a total of 4 first downs.  Steven Jackson was held in check.  After compiling 81 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown, he received 7 carries for only 10 yards in the 2nd half.  The defense fell asleep.  After holding the Seahawks to 76 yards through 2 periods and 3 points, Seattle woke up and outscored the Rams 16-3 as they went on to win 23-20 on a last second field goal by Olindo Mare

On the final drive of the game, St. Louis couldn't stop Seattle on a 3rd and 4 at the Rams 38 yard line as they allowed T.J. Duckett to pick up the 1st down.  On the next play, Senaca Wallace through a deep strike to Deion Branch that would ensure an easy field goal attempt for the Seahawks.  That's your ball game, Seattle 23-20. 

Week 16 Matchup

St. Louis welcomes the San Francisco 49ers into town next week.  The 49ers (5-9) lost to the Miami Dolphins 14-9.  It will be another return trip to St. Louis for former Rams head coach Mike Martz who is now the offensive coordinator for the 49ers.  Martz took over in 2000 after Dick Vermeil retired.  Martz lead the Rams to three seasons in a row of 10 or more wins.  He coached the Rams to their Super Bowl 36 apperance, as well as their last NFC West division title in 2003. 


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 24, 2008 1:16 am
Edited on: November 24, 2008 12:57 pm

Week 12 Bears @ Rams Game Summary

Chicago Bears 27 @ St. Louis Rams 3

Another ugly game.  I could go on about how poor the defense has played against the run, or how terrible the offense played.   What more can I say that I haven't said in past weeks though?  At one time this team was 2-4, now they have lost five straight.  I saw a team that was overwhelmed by the Bears defense.  Chicago has been very tough against the run, but has been giving up big gains on pass defense.  Today, the Rams made the 2008 Bears look like the 1985 Bears defense.  

It was another game without Steven Jackson.  It didn't help matters when Marc Bulger sustained a concussion on the fifth play of the game.  Backup Trent Green took over for Bulger and did his worst going 16/30 for 219 yards and 4 interceptions.  Chicago dominated the game with their defense creating turnovers and recording 5 sacks.  They threw off the quaterback's timing making him throw passes well behind receivers. 




The Bears limited St. Louis to 14 yards rushing on 19 carries.  Antonio Pittman had 9 of those carries for 8 yards.  Only 3 of those carries went for positive yardage; including gains of 3, 8, and 11 yards.





For the fourth time this year, the Rams failed to score a touchdown.  The lone Rams score today, a Josh Brown 43-yard field goal in the in the 2nd quarter when the Rams were trailing 21-0.  Josh Brown had previously missed a 40-yard field goal earlier in the period.

Matt Forte had a solid game on the ground thumping the Rams defense for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries.  The woes will just continue for the Rams.  How are they going to stop the Dolphins next week when they run their infamous "Wildcat Formation"?  The Dolphins could have close to 200 rushing if not more, before the game is over.

Week 13 Matchup 

St. Louis (2-9) takes on the Miami Dolphins at the dome.  The Dolphins (6-5) bring their rushing attack with them featuring the Wildcat Formation, which I'm sure the Rams will see many times, and will probably mean huge gains for Miami. 
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