Rams Run Out Of Gas In Beantown

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Rams Run Out Of Gas In Beantown, lose 23-16 to Patriots

The St. Louis Rams with nine minutes left in the game against the New England Patriots were up 16-13, and the Arizona Cardinals were down to the Carolina Panthers 24-23 at the time. This was probably the most excited Rams fans have been in over three years for a Rams game. Could it be possible that the Rams would pull within one game of first place only 14 days after firing Scott Linehan. Unfortunately the Rams ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.

The Rams first two drives in the forth quarter resulted in minus two yards and two straight three and outs. This spelled doom for the Rams defense as not only did they not get much rest but the Patriots next two drives started on their 47 and 48 yard lines. With only 81 yards of offense the Patriots were able to get 10 points and go up by a score of 23-16.

With 3:13 left on the clock the Rams started their last drive on thier own 10 yard line after another bad kick return and a penalty by Eric Bassey tacked on. It was time for Marc Bulger to rally the Rams and pull on out. The Rams were able to drive to the Patriots 33 yard line but after a 5 yard false start penalty against Richie Incognito the Rams faced 3rd and 15 from the 38 yard line. Bulger forced a deep out to Keenan Burton who was well covered and the ball was intercepted by Deltha O’Neil.

The Rams gave it a good shot and a great effort which is a Rams fan was great to see. With Steven Jackson out with quad injury and Leonard Little out early in the first half with a hamstring injury you have to be pretty happy wih the effort if not the result.

The Rams are still two games out of first place in the NFC West and will take on the Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome next Sunday. This will be a huge game and one that the Rams can win. Lets get behind them and bring the noise on Sunday. There are still about 2000 tickets left for the game. Do not let the Cardinals have get them. There are tickets selling for as low as $18 check them out here.

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  • http://MusketFire Matt

    Hey look at that, the PATRIOTS WON!  Just like I said they would.  And it was just about the score I predicted (I said 24-17) but I’ll take 23-16 any day.  Now come on Rams fans let’s hear it, we got lucky, you didn’t have SJ playing.  What’s the excuse going to be I can’t wait to hear them.  It was a close game, hard fought on both sides and one or two plays and the Rams might of won it.  But they didn’t, we did and I’m going to enjoy it. 

    I will say that I like what Haslett is doing in St. Louis.  Turning them around and getting them to gain coinfidence and make a run at the NFC West.  Hey you are only 2 games behind Arizona with plenty of football left to play.  With 5 games still to play vs division opponents anything is possible this year.  Stay with and you just might make your selves the feel good story of the second half if you can manage to make the playoffs!

  • Tom Brady

    Hey Matt…you were right and the Pats won, but my guess is that you were one of the many Pats fans that had money on them to win the Super Bowl last year.  And remember…the team they just beat already had twice as many losses as they did wins.  So I compliment the Patriots on not losing to a team with a pretty sad record.