One Down, One To Go

The St. Louis Rams are one win away from being champions of the NFC West and hosting a playoff game. It’s still a little hard to believe, but it’s true. The Rams took down the San Francisco 49ers today by a score of 25-17, and will travel to Seattle next week for their final regular season game.

Quick Thoughts: Much like every Rams game, today’s win wasn’t a work of art, but overall I was happy with how the team played today. The offense disappeared again in the second quarter, but they responded nicely in the second half. Sam Bradford was very good, and Danario Alexander finally made his presence felt again. I thought Fred Robbins was the best player on the field for either team, but the whole defensive line was very good today. Danny Amendola was outstanding even more than usual, and my personal nemesis, Brandon Gibson, had a nice day as well.

On the negative side, the interior of our offensive line was abysmal, and they didn’t open a hole for SJ39 all day. Part of that was the Niners’ defensive line, but most of it was that they just weren’t good. It didn’t hurt us this week, but I thought the play-calling got far too conservative late in the game when we had the lead. The Rams had a chance to put the nail in the coffin after Amendola’s big kickoff return, and they called three runs and kicked. I want to see more of a killer instinct by Spags and they rest of the coaches.

Look for the full review in the coming days, as well as the audio from the Isaac Bruce interview.

Topics: Brandon Gibson, Danario Alexander, Danny Amendola, Fred Robbins, Interview, Isaac Bruce, NFC West, Offensive Line, Sam Bradford, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, SJ39, St. Louis Rams, Steve Spagnuolo, Steven Jackson

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  • Betty White

    Betty White is back and just in time for a playoff push. Sam really rebounded yesterday and showed a lot of people how special this kid is going to be. I would agree the play-calling was pretty bad when we had the lead but when we were down it was ultra aggressive and Bradford shined. Got to give my props up to the D Line. Another great game by Robbins and Hall, and a timely hit on Smith by Long. That guy has a special gift at making that big play.

    As far as the game coming up, I think we have a great shot at winning this game even though it’s a road game. Early indications i’ve read is whitehurst will be the qb and he looked terrible yesterday, plus their defense isn’t playing that great either. I’m stoked about the upcoming game and the chance to host another playoff game in STL

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

      Good to have you back Betty. We’ve missed you. I love what I saw from Sam yesterday, and the D line might be the determining factor on how far this team will go. Great D line play is the formula for winning playoff-type games, and if they get after Whitehurst on Sunday, I like out chances.