Rams Hold On In Denver

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (R) celebrates with tight end Billy Bajema after a two-yard touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on November 28, 2010. UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom

I’m not going to lie, I was trying to be calm as the fourth quarter wound down on Sunday, but I found myself nervously and feverishly pacing back and forth until the Broncos’ final play from scrimmage. I mean, it’s not like the St. Louis Rams have the best track record in winning close games on the road this season. Today, however, the defense sacked up and got after Kyle Orton on the last drive to seal the 36-33 win. It might not have been the prettiest win, especially in the fourth quarter, but it was a road win nonetheless.

How good is Sam Bradford? I understand that the Broncos don’t have the best pass defense in the NFL, but this guy just continues to prove that he is a special talent. His day included his first road win, first 300-yard passing game, and first three touchdown game. Not bad for a guy with just 11 NFL starts and a group of unknown receivers under his belt.

Speaking of receivers, how about DX? Four catches for 95 yards, and he should have had a touchdown as well. When this guy is on the field, there is a different dynamic to the passing game. If he can keep himself healthy, this offense could be the real deal going forward. There’s a reason why I talk about him all the time on this blog. He brings a different level of excitement.

I realize that there is a little too much love going on right now, so I’ll give a more comprehensive review tomorrow with some of the negatives from today as well. Before I go, let me leave you with this… We are in first place in the NFC West again. As I was watching the pregame for Sunday Night Football on NBC, they had an NFC playoff glance, and the Rams were in the group with division leaders. I was giggling like a schoolboy when I saw that.

Topics: Danario Alexander, Denver Broncos, DX, Kyle Orton, NBC, NFC West, NFL Week 11, Playoff Glance, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Sunday Night Football

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  • Patrick

    Special thanks to Chris Long on those last two plays for the sack and pressure. If the defense gave up another 4th and long in the 4th quarter, I was going to going to lose my mind. Eight wins should do it, so it’s exciting to be a few away from a playoff appearance, and, more importantly, a home game. Go Cards tonight. They are not as complete a team as San Fran, and if the Niners get too many lives this year, they might just take advantage of one.

    • http://twitter.com/RamblinFan Justin Stine

      I think the Niners proved tonight they are the team we should be most concerned about in this division. Also, way to give Chris Long some props. He is quickly turning into a top-notch defensive end, and he did it when it mattered most on Sunday.