Well it obviously wasn’t pretty, but I think the Rams will take it. Thanks to a missed field goal on a botched snap in the final minutes of the game, the Rams were able to get past the Cleveland Browns on the road by a score of 13-12. It was kind of nice to see bad luck/shooting yourself in the foot happen to someone else instead of the Rams for a change, but all in all I thought we played pretty well. The mistakes were still there - some worse than others – but I saw plenty of good things on both sides of the ball. If you didn’t get a chance to see the game, here are some of the most important things you should know:
1. The Rams were hammered again by the injury bug, as numerous players were forced to leave the game. We won’t get an official report from Spags until Monday, but initial reports are that Michael Hoomanawanui and Al Harris could miss the rest of the season with knee injuries. Rodger Saffold left with a possible concussion and didn’t return, Darian Stewart left a couple of different times and suffered a neck injury, and Cadillac WIlliams left with a quad injury. Again, stay tuned tomorrow for a full report from Spags.
2. Steven Jackson carried the offense again, as he finished with 128 yards on 27 rushes and 23 receiving yards as well. This was his third 100-yard game in a row, and he looked unstoppable for much of the day. He is really starting to peak right now after starting the season off with injury, so this offense needs to be better around him to take advantage.
3. Brandon Lloyd again led the team in receptions and receiving yards, and he also made it into the end zone for the only TD of the game for either team. His touchdown catch was very nice, but he made a one-handed catch on the sideline that was absolutely astounding. This guy is special, and if you haven’t seen the catch you should find a clip. More on next page…