Before the bye week the St. Louis Rams lost to the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 after scoring the game’s first 21 points. This week against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams scored the final 21 points, but the result was the same. The Rams fall to 1-3 for the second straight season after falling to the Eagles 34-28.
The Rams fell behind 34-7, and were down 34-14 headed into the fourth quarter. Once again it was Austin Davis who rallied St. Louis with three straight scores, which included a five yard touchdown reception with 4:41 left to play.
Quick finished with a team-leading five receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns, his first multi-touchdown game of his career. The third year receiver beat his touchdown totals from 2012 and 20113 with now three touchdowns on the season.
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On the ensuing Eagles drive, the defense got the stop that they needed giving the Rams offense the ball with two minutes to play. However, after a promising start with a 43 yard Brian Quick reception, the Rams failed to move the ball any farther down the field.
Austin Pettis had two crucial drops that would have been enough for a first down, but on 4th and 13, Davis sailed a pass over the head of Brian Quick to end the game.
Davis finished the game 29-of-49 , 375 yard, and three touchdowns for a 103.7 rating. Davis became the youngest quarterback to throw for 375 or more yards against the Eagles since Charley Johnson passed for 386 for the Cards in 1962.
“This team likes to play. They always believe they have a chance,”-Jeff Fisher
Once again for the St. Louis Rams it was costly mistakes early on in the game that came back to haunt them. On the first offensive drive, the Philadelphia Eagles blocked a Johnny Hekker punt and returned it for a touchdown. After a LeSean McCoy fumble and the Rams driving inside the Eagles ten yard line, Davis was sacked and fumbled which was recovered by the Eagles. Davis had another fumble in the third quarter inside his own ten yard line that was recovered in the end zone by the Eagles.
The Rams did a good job playing until the end and had a real good shot at stealing a victory. However, their early mistakes in the first half came back to haunt them later on in the game which seems to happen to often with this team.
The Rams will take a so-called moral victory out of this one before they play a division rival and a team that is starting to find their groove in the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.