St. Louis Rams Blowout Raiders In Win At Home


The St. Louis Rams were left devastated after Shaun Hill threw an interception at the end of game a week ago against the San Diego Chargers. However, the Rams bounced back by shutting out the Oakland Raiders 52-0.

The last time the Rams held a team scoreless, coincidentally, was against Oakland in 2006. The Rams’ 52-point margin of victory is the second highest margin in franchise history.

Everything clicked for the blue and gold from the very get go as they outgained the Raiders 203 yards to 34 in the first quarter and their first six possessions went for scores, the first five for touchdowns.

Rookie Tre Mason scored two long touchdowns one of which being an 89-yard touchdown run,  tied for the second longest rush in franchise history. Mason finished with 14 rushes for 117 yards, which gave him his second career 100 yard rushing game.

Mason wasn’t the only young player who came up big for the Rams. Second year player Stedman Bailey had himself a game as well coming up with 100 receiving yards on five catches in the first quarter.

The last time the Rams had a player reach 100 receiving yards in the first quarter was wide recevier Isaac Bruce against the Vikings in the 2000 divisional playoff game. Sunday marked just the second time this season that the Rams have had a 100-yard receiver and a 100-yard rusher.

As well as the offense of the Rams played, the defense played just as good. The St. Louis defense was dominant, forcing five turnovers, two of which came from cornerback Trumaine Johnson who returned one for a touchdown.

The defense also came up with six sacks, three of which came from Robert Quinn who now has nine sacks on the season after not getting any throughout the first five games of the season.

We’ve got to learn in this locker room how to stack wins.”-James Laurinaitis

The Rams are 5-7 on the season and will move on to the Washington Redskins who lost 49-24 to the Indianapolis Colts. The Rams have failed to win back to back games this year and will have a perfect opportunity next week against a struggling Redskins team.