For awhile on Sunday, I was actually feeling like it was going to be a good day. The Rams got ahead of the Seattle Seahawks 7-0, and it looked like everything was on the right track. Then, the Rams offense took the rest of the day off and Seattle went on to beat St. Louis in convincing fashion, 24-7. With the loss, the Rams fall to 2-8 on the season and if my math is correct, they have been mathematically eliminated from NFC West contention.
To say today was a disappointment would be an understatement. This was a little different from the Baltimore game because, as bad as the Rams were that day, at least they lost to a very good team. The Seahawks are not a very good team. Granted, they have some nice pieces. I heard about how good their run defense was, and they didn’t disappoint. Part of that has to do with the fact that the Rams offensive line was absolutely awful. It’s not all their fault because of the injuries, but they weren’t good enough by a long shot. With Rodger Saffold, Jason Smith out and Mark LeVoir leaving in the first half, they really didn’t stand much of a chance.
Defensively, I thought things looked pretty solid until the end of the game. The run defense did an excellent job keeping Marshawn Lynch in check, and the Rams picked up four sacks of Tarvaris Jackson in the first half. Robert Quinn had another nice day, picking up his fourth sack of the season and blocking his second punt. I didn’t think the secondary was great against a very average passing game, but they are also playing with an extremely short deck.
Overall, this performance just wasn’t good enough. It amazes me that the team can be that flat playing at home, especially when they were on a bit of a nice run, and against a divisional opponent. I don’t understand it. The offense looks uninspired, and while the defense did have some energy early, they can’t keep that up when they are on the field so often. Something needs to change on the offensive end. I was so disgusted that I left the Dome with about 5 minutes left in the game. I never leave early. In fact, I think this might be the first time I have ever chosen to leave before the end of a game. For those of you who weren’t there, it really was that bad.
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