Tag:Richie Incognito
Posted on: November 17, 2008 1:53 am
Edited on: November 17, 2008 1:54 am

Week 11 Rams @ 49ers

Rams 16 @ 49ers 35

After getting whooped on the east coast by the New York Jets 47-3, the Rams traveled to the west coast to face NFC West rival San Francisco.  The 49ers, losers of six straight games would start out red hot and never have to worry about the outcome of this game.  Despite the Rams shutting out the 49ers in the second half, St. Louis surrendered 28 second quarter points falling to last place in the division with a 2-8 record.   

Frank Gore got the scoring started for San Francisco on a 5 yard touchdown run that was set up by Allen Rossum's 29 yard punt return giving the offense a short field to work with.  The Rams would answer back by settling for a Josh Brown 24 yard field goal.  After having 1st and goal from the 49ers 5 yard line, St. Louis couldn't put the ball in the end zone resulting in 3 points.  San Francisco would score touchdowns on their next four possessions.  Vernon Davis scored on a 2 yard pass by Shaun Hill to extend the 49ers lead to14-3.  On the following drive for the Rams, Marc Bulger fumbled at his own 16 yard line that set up Frank Gore's 1 yard touchdown run, his second on the day.  Next, Bulger was intercepted by Walt Harris which resulted in Shaun Hill's 1 yard touchdown run.  Lastly, the 49ers scored on another 2 yard pass from Hill to Bryant Johnson to close the quarter.  Going into halftime it was 35-3 49ers; almost as bad as the previous week when it was 40-0 Jets at the half.   

St. Louis would outscore the 49ers 13-0 in the second half to make the final 35-16.  Josh Brown connected on field goals from 44 and 48 yards.  The Rams finally found the end zone in the final two minutes of the game as Marc Bulger hooked up with Dane Looker for a 2 yard touchdown pass. 

Turnovers hurt the Rams badly and gave the 49ers short fields to work with.  The defense played poorly again, but it doesn't help their cause when their backs are already against the wall.  The 1985 Bears would have trouble keeping opponnents off the scoreboard when the drive starts in the red zone.  Marc Bulger had all three of the Rams' turnovers having 2 passes intercepted and 1 fumble lost. 

Antonio Pittman did a decent job filling in for Steven Jackson again, as he continues to nurse an injured right thigh.  Pittman carried the ball 14 times for 95 yards.  That's a pretty good performance for a backup running back on the road. 

Orlando Pace, Ronald Bartell, and Richie Incognito left in the 1st half with injuries that could mean they miss some playing time. 

Rams Player of the Game

Donnie Avery had a career best 9 receptions for 93 yards today.  He progresses more and more each game as he learns the ropes.  I think he will just keep getting better.  He has game breaking speed and is capable of beating defenders. 

Week 12 Matchup

St. Louis heads back home to take on the Chicago Bears.  Chicago (5-5) lost to Green Bay 37-3 at Lambeau Field.  The Bears defense is in trouble as they are getting beat badly on defense against the run as well as the pass.  The Bears feature a great rookie running back in Matt Forte, whom is a fun player to watch. 

Posted on: October 13, 2008 12:25 am

Week 6 Rams Report

St. Louis Rams(0-4) @ Washington Redskins(4-1)

In their first game under interim coach Jim Haslett, the Rams pull off the upset by beating the Washington Redskins 19-17 on the last play of the game with a  49-yard field goal by Josh Brown

The game started off with the Rams turning the ball over on their own 4-yard line.  Washington quickly took advantage on a Clinton Portis touchdown to give them the 7-0 lead.  Josh Brown would hit a 51 yard field goal to put the Rams on the board later in the quarter.  Trailing 7-3 with about :30 seconds remaining in the half, Washington was driving down the field in their no-huddle offense.  Jason Campbell went back to throw and had the pass tipped at the line.  Pete Kendall, a Redskins lineman, caught it and tried to advance the ball but had it knocked loose by Pisa TinoisamoaO.J. Atogwe picked up the fumble and ran it in for a 75-yard touchdown and gave the Rams a 10-7 at halftime.  It was atleast a 10 point swing due to Washington being within range of a field goal when the turnover occured. 

St. Louis would tack on 6 more points in the 3rd quarter on a pair of Josh Brown field goals to make it 16-7.  However, it wouldn't be an easy finish for the Rams.  Washington answered back by scoring 10 consecutive points in the 4th quarter.  Portis ran into the endzone for his second touchdown on a 2-yard run giving Washington a 17-16 advantage.  With just under 4 minutes to play the Rams would get the ball back at their own 24 yard line.  After gaining a couple first downs and just over 1 minute to go the Rams faced a key 3rd down and 13 at their 41 yard line.  Quarterback Marc Bulger then completed a 43-yard pass to rookie wide receiver Donnie Avery that set up 1st and 10 at the Washington 16 yard line.  The Rams were well within Josh Brown's range to give him a chance to kick the game winning field goal.  Then came one of the dumbest things a player can do.  Richie Incognito got flagged for unsportsmanline conduct after jawing at an official.  It would set the Rams back 15 yards and make their chances of winning a lot harder.  However, with two seconds remaining Brown would hit his 4th field goal of the game giving the Rams their first win of the season.  The Rams became the first team since the 2000 Lions to win their first game after replacing their head coach during the regular season. 

Rams Player Of the Game

I think two game balls are deserved here.  One for Josh Brown, and the other for O.J. Atogwe.

Josh Brown was 4 for 4 on field goals.  He hit from 51,25,44, and 49 yards.  His 49-yarder was the game winner. 

O.J. Atogwe returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown right before the end of the first half.  It not only gave the Rams a 10-7 lead, but kept Washington off the scoreboard as the fumble kept them from adding more points while they were deep into Rams territory. 











Week 7 Matchup

The Rams head back to St. Louis with a 1-4 record to take on the Dallas Cowboys whom are 4-2 after losing to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime.  Hopefully the Rams can take the momentum from this game and build on it.  Dallas has been struggling as of late, but have many weapons on offense that can break out at any time. 

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