II – Beating Jaguars the right way carries value
We published an article before the Rams faced the Jaguars entitled: Error-free Week 13 should be the top goal for the LA Rams. In that article, we cited the need for the LA Rams to finally make good on three specific and very components: Time of possession, turnovers, and penalties. In the team’s three losses, the Rams had become flagrantly corrupt in all three areas, many of which were of their own making.
Beating tough opponents starts by playing your best football. It was clear that the team had gotten into the habit of playing their absolute worst type of football against their best opponents.
The Rams needed to slow down the game, playing a game deliberately intended to move the chains, control the clock, and give the team a chance to play physical football. The win was needed. But so too was the way that the LA Rams won. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what LA Rams legend Jack Youngblood had to say about the win:
When Jack Youngblood gives the Rams a thumbs up, you KNOW you did something right.
The LA Rams did not just win Week 13. The team won the right way. The team committed no turnovers but forced two fumbles by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team controlled the clock for seven minutes 30 seconds more than their opponent. Of the three areas that needed to be addressed in this game, the team scored incredibly high marks in two of the three critical areas.
And you know, two out of three ain’t bad.