Posted on: December 8, 2008 1:25 am

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: October 27, 2008 12:06 am
Edited on: October 27, 2008 12:10 am

Week 8 Rams Report

St. Louis Rams 16 @ New England Patriots 23

St. Louis made their first trip to Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002.  Each team would be without key players at running back for the game.  The Rams wouldn't have the services of Steven Jackson, while the Patriots would be without Sammy Morris, LaMont Jordan, and Laurence Maroney.  This meant the Rams would have to rely on the likes of Antonio Pittman and Travis Minor while Kevin Faulk and BenJarvus Green-Ellis got the carries for New England. 

It was a tough game to watch for Rams fans.  St. Louis was in the game for the majority of the day hanging tough with the Patriots.  It was a battle of field goals as Josh Brown and Stephen Gostkowski were each 3 for 3 on field goal attempts.  However with 3:13 left in the 4th quarter the Patriots took the lead on Kevin Faulk's 15 yard touchdown reception. 











Donnie Avery looked great posting 163 yards on 6 receptions including a 69 yard pass from Marc Bulger that gave the Rams a 10-7 lead.  Marc Bulger had his first 300 yard passing game of the season going 18/34 for 301 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  The interception was the only Rams turnover of the day, but secured the win for New England.  St. Louis was down 23-16 with 3:07 left in the 4th quarter as they started on their own 10 yard line.  Three completions to Dante Hall and a 17 yard run by Antonio Pittman set up a 1st and 10 at the New England 33 yard line with 1:33 left in the game.  But two incompletions and a false-start penalty would set up a 3rd and 15 in which Bulger was intercepted by Deltha O'Neal. 

Rams Player of the Game

Donnie Avery had an outstanding game today.  He is such an exciting player to watch each week as he progresses during his rookie year.  Avery caught 6 passes today for 163 yards and a touchdown. 










Week 9 Matchup

St. Louis (2-5) heads home to take on the Arizona Cardinals (4-3).  The Cardinals lost a tough game at Carolina 27-23 after having a 14 point lead.  Arizona is in 1st place in the NFC West while St. Louis, Seattle, and San Francisco are each 2-5.  A win for St. Louis in week 9 would put the Rams one game back of 1st place. 

Posted on: October 20, 2008 1:32 am
Edited on: October 20, 2008 1:35 am

Week 7 Rams Report

Dallas Cowboys 14 @ St. Louis Rams 34

Dallas is in a world of hurt without Tony Romo, and they figured that out quickly when Brad Johnson got the start.  Despite Marion Barber giving Dallas a 7-0 lead on his 1 yard touchdown run, the Rams would be in control the rest of the afternoon. 

On the opening drive for the Rams, rookie receiver Donnie Avery had a nice touchdown reception for 42 yards from Marc Bulger to tie the game at 7 all.  Steven Jackson would run all over the Cowboys for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Two of Jackson's runs came in the 1st quarter to give the Rams a 21-7 lead.  St. Louis in fact would score 34 consecutive points until Dallas added a garbage score in the final 2 minutes of the game to make it 34-14, which was the final. 

The defense cane up big today and was able to make Brad Johnson's day a living nightmare.  He threw for 3 interceptions and was sacked 3 times.  O.J. Atogwe came up with 2 of those pics, with Will Witherspoon getting the other.  Johnson was never able to get into a rythum and was lucky he was only intercepted 3 times.  Several passes were in and out of the hands of Rams defenders but couldn't hang on. 










The Rams improved their record to 2-4 while Dallas fell to 4-3.  St. Louis is in 2nd place in the NFC West two games behind the Arizona Cardinals.  With this win Jim Haslett improves to 2-0 as head coach of the Rams after the game after taking over for Scott Linehan. 

Rams Player of the Game

No doubt its Steven Jackson.  He had an amazing game rushing for 160 yards on 25 attempts and scoring 3 touchdowns, including a 56 yarder in the 3rd quarter.  He also added 2 receptions for 16 yards. 









Week 8 Matchup

St. Louis travels out east to Foxboro, Massachusettes to take on the New England Patriots.  New England is a lot more managable without Tom Brady, but still feature explosive Randy Moss and a pretty good running attack with Sammy Morris

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