Can you believe it? The 2013 NFL season is already a quarter of the way over. Every year it seems like baseball season drags on forever and football season in over in a flash. Coaches take the NFL season in quarters, therefore we will is well. The Rams are 1-3 after the first quarter and here is how they got there.
Week one the Rams would start the season at home against the division rival Arizona Cardinals. The Rams started the trend of falling behind early by falling behind 24-13. The Rams would climb their way back however lead by Sam Bradford and newly acquired tight end Jared Cook. The Rams would go 1-0 for the first time since 2006 beating the Arizona Cardinals with a Greg “the leg” Zuerlein field goal to win 27-24.
In week two the Rams would play former Ram Steven Jackson. Jackson only played the first drive of the first quarter when he got injured. The Rams once again fell behind a quick 24-3, and although they almost came back, falling so far behind early would come to haunt them, and the Rams would lose 31-24.
Week three the Rams played the Dallas Cowboys in “Jerry World” and the Rams would try to avoid losing two straight. However, there was not much trying involved. DeMarco Murray stomped over the Rams rushing for 175 yards. The Rams would fall to 1-2 losing to the Cowboys 31-7.
Week four the Rams would try to get back on track against the 49ers who they did not lose to last season. Although the first half was close the Rams would get blown out for the second straight week, this time at home against a division rival on primetime football. The Rams would lose their third straight game losing 35-11.
The Rams have not been impressive through four games. The Rams offensive and defensive lines have been M.I.A.(missing in action) the last three weeks. The Rams also have the worst rushing attack in the NFL which just shows how much they are really missing future hall of fame running back Steven Jackson.
The upcoming weeks are a little easier than the last four weeks have been. The Rams play the Jaguars this next week who are arguably the worst team in the NFL and worst team since the 2009 Detroit Lions. The Rams then play a Texans team who really arent playing as well as they have the past two season, although that will be in Houston. The Rams then play the Panthers in Carolina which will be no easy task. That defense that they have there is legit. To end the next quarter of the season the Rams will play the Seahawks on Monday Night Football in St. Louis.
If the Rams can win two of their next three the Rams could get right back into the playoff picture if they can finish 4-4 going into the second half of the season. It wont be an easy task, in fact it may be an impossible one. However, it may just take one win to get this team back to playing the way they know they can, and luckily for the Rams they play the Jaguars this week which may just light that spark.