St Louis Rams Fall to Packers 24-10


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The Rams had a chance against the Green Bay Packers, but the offense just was not there.

The St Louis Rams came into week five coming off a huge upset in Arizona in week four. The Rams always play tough teams really well, so most fans expected a good game. The Rams defense proved it’s worth once again forcing three turnovers from Aaron Rodgers, including two interceptions that ended a streak of home games without a interception from Rodgers that dates back all the way to December of 2012.  The offense however, could not accommodate the defense at all. The Rams struggled once again on third down, and Foles was used as a battering ram (no pun intended) for most of the game.

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The Rams fell short early, allowing Rodgers to throw to a wide open Ty Montgomery in which Trumain Johnson blew the coverage on. The Packers would go up 7-0 and never look back. Jared Cook stopped running a route he was on which led to a Nick Foles pick six throw. Fans were not very pleased with Cooks performance already this season, so I’m sure the laziness of that route didn’t set well. The Rams would put up a fight however, scoring on a Tavon Austin Rush and getting a field goal to make it a 14-10 game at the half.

The Rams would give up another big play touchdown in the third quarter to James Jones. That would be the last mistake the Rams would make on defense. The offense would not be able to gain a single point despite multiple red zone trips. Nick Foles would end the day with four interceptions and the Rams missed three field goals. The offense was a train wreck, and needs to make significant improvement in order to turn this team around.

Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker Nate Palmer (51) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Todd Gurley. It’s all about the Gurley man, who rushed 30 times for 159 yards. Gurley continues to impress with his quick agility, great vision, and admirable ability to fight for yards. If all of that wasn’t enough, Gurley showed he can excel in pass protection when he pancaked Green Bay Linebacker Clay Mathews. Gurley continues to be the center piece of this offense and will only get better with time.

Nick Foles is tough. Remember the days when Sam Bradford would drop back, and when he got hit we would all gasp holding our breaths that Sam Bradford was ok. Those days are behind us Rams fans, as Foles was literally obliterated in yesterdays loss. Foles took what felt like hundreds of hard hits and got up every time and showed no wince of pain whatsoever.

This defense is legit. We pretty much already knew that, but considering they intercepted Aaron Rodgers twice, and kept the Packers to 17 points of offense, it just adds to the evidence of how good this team can really be. Chris Long left with an injury, and we still don’t know the details. The injury could hurt, but we won’t know how bad it is until he more information is released.

Gurley continues to impress with his quick agility, great vision, and admirable ability to fight for yards.


The wide receivers. Foles had nobody to throw to all day. The receivers can’t create separation and when they do, they drop passes. Brian Quick had a huge drop on third down, and so did Jared Cook. The Rams have to have somebody step up and be the go to guy for Foles.

Play-calling for compensation for blitzes. The Rams threw virtually no screen passes yesterday to compensate for the all out blitzes the Packers were throwing their way. Foles constantly had to tuck and had barely anytime to throw. Cignetti has got to be able to plan around for those screens. Give Foles a dump-off man.

Ability to convert points. The Rams missed three field goal opportunities and Nick Foles threw a interception in the red zone. The Rams need to capitalize on points every chance they get. You add three field goals and it’s a completely different ballgame.

There is no word on the injuries of Chris Long and Roger Saffold as of this moment. These could both be huge losses to this Rams team. The Rams have the bye week next week, then return home to take on the Browns on October 25th.

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