Ok folks, I have worked 28 hours in the past 2 days, so this is going to be short and sweet. Let’s take a look at how the Rams fared with my keys to the game against the Niners.
Better The Second Time Around – The Niners might have been better the first time these teams played, but it was obvious who the better team was on Sunday. The Rams could have easily won this game by 20 or more, and the Niners had nothing in the way of offense all day. Their one offensive TD was a fluke mistake by Troy Smith that accidentally went to Michael Crabtree when it was intended for Vernon Davis.
Ground Attack – As I said before, the Niners did nothing offensively. I was more impressed with Anthony Dixon than Brian Westbrook, but neither was effective. The fact that they had no passing game to speak of was part of it, but the defense just did a really nice job all around.
Growing Up – It looked like Sam Bradford might have hit the rookie wall in December, but he looked like a veteran on Sunday against a pretty good defense. This guy is super special, and the sky’s the limit for him moving forward. Danario Alexander had a big game, and a young Rams team that didn’t look like they could handle the spotlight in the previous two games really showed up against the Niners.
The not making a prediction worked out, so I think it’s obvious that I won’t be making one this week against the Seahawks. You don’t want to mess with the football Gods before a huge game like this.