Rams Fall Again, 34-7 in Dallas


I’m starting to run out of things to say about this Rams team. There have been plenty of lows this season, but I have to think that Sunday’s performance by the defense has to be close to the top of the list. This defense allowed a rookie, third-round running back to rush for 252 yards in the 34-7 loss. In case you didn’t see the game, that is not a typo. 252 YARDS!! That set a single-game record for the Dallas Cowboys franchise, and it also represents the largest total the Rams have ever given up in their franchise history. I think that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? A guy who was seeing his first significant action of the season, and of his NFL career, just ran through our D like it wasn’t even there. Yeah… that just happened.

There were some potentially serious injuries suffered in the game as well, as Jason Smith and Darell Scott both got carted off the field. Smith’s looked really bad when it happened, and there was serious concern for his health and safety while he was down. I haven’t gotten an official update on either player yet from the team, but I heard earlier today that Smith had full motion in all of his extremities. I’ll have the full report tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Also, let me acknowledge one of the few bright spots from today’s game. Brandon Lloyd looks like he could be a great fit here in St. Louis. He led the team with 74 yards receiving, and I thought he looked like a significant upgrade in talent over most of the guys on this roster. You have to think he will only get better as he gets more comfortable here and he develops a relationship and familiarity with Sam Bradford, so there could be at least one light at the end of what’s starting to look like an increasingly dark, never-ending tunnel.