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Week 13 Raiders at Rams

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by RVallee, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. RVallee

    RVallee Walk On

    Jan 12, 2013

    St.Louis, MO-

    The Raiders postseason hopes took a major blow Sunday, as they were beaten by the Rams 34-24, falling to a record of 6-6 and a game on the horizon against the 11-1 49ers. The Raiders looked like a team looking ahead to that match-up against San Francisco, and the Rams made them pay dearly.

    Two turnovers were absolutely killer to the Raiders. The first was after a Rams score just before halftime, to give St.Louis a 14-10 lead with :24 seconds left in the half. The ensuing kickoff was fumbled by return man George Atkinson, recovered by the Rams, allowing a tack on FG before the half. The other was a pick six by CB Trumaine Johnson. Johnson almost seemed to bait rookie QB Derek Carr, playing a bit off man coverage on a wheel route intended for WR Denarius Moore. Johnson jumped the route and housed it, to increase the lead to 24-10, and the Rams never looked back.

    It was also a game of huge gains and big plays by the Rams. On defense it was the Johnson INT TD, but on offense they got their yardage in chunks. Zac Stacy has a 38 yard run (and 96 yards and 2 TD on the day). And in the passing game, Brian Quick had a 35 yard catch, Jared Cook had a 62 yard catch, and Chris Givens had a 51 yard TD catch.

    The Raiders were able to move the ball fairly well, but the turnovers hurt, and the big plays the Rams kept making seemed to put added pressure on the Oakland offense to score. When asked about the loss and how it hurts their Wildcard chances, RV had this to say: "That is why this is the NFL. You can't take a game off, or take a team for granted. The Rams sure didn't look like a 2-9 team today. In fact, we looked like the 2-9 team today. They kicked our -----".
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    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

    Jun 13, 2010
    I feel your pain Ryan. Time to finish strong and prepare for 2015!
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