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Week 4: Redskins @ Rams

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Zikry, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Zikry

    Zikry Walk On

    Sep 22, 2010
    Sam I Am?
    Horror Show by Bradford Almost Costs Team who escape with 24-16 W​

    St. Louis, Missouri​

    Fresh off their first W of the season against the Ravens, the Rams welcomed the Redskins for this week 4 showdown. After leading his team to victory in his first game on the sidelines, Coach Zikry was expecting more of the same today, wanting to reach .500 again before their early week 5 bye week. Things started decently enough, as the Rams defense held the Redskins to a field goal on their opening possession. Out came the Rams offense looking to respond, but instead, on their very first play from scrimmage, Bradford dropped back looking for an opening, and tried to squeeze it in between two defenders, but just managed to throw it right at MLB Rocky McIntosh....not the start the Rams wanted. Their defense held strong once again and limited the Skins to a field goal. 6-0 Skins after 1.​

    The Rams then went on a long methodical drive as Bradford was hitting his targets easily, setting up his team with a 2nd and goal from the Skins 6 yard line. Bradford stepped back, and saw a WIDE OPEN Jackson in the middle of the endzone, as soon as he threw it he was expecting a touchdown, but a woefully overthrown ball fell right into the hands of former Ram linebacker, London Fletcher, who held onto the ball and let a clearly pissed off Steven Jackson tackle him in the endzone to set his team up at the 20 with the ball.​

    That would later lead to the Rams, once again, limiting the Redskins offense to a field goal, as they stretched the lead to 9-0 with 2:08 left in the half. Knowing that they needed some kind of points to end this half, Bradford came out gunning, marching the team down the field before hitting rookie TE Lance Kendricks from 11 yards out with 18 seconds left to give the Rams new life as they headed into the locker-rooms down 9-7. However, starting with the ball in the 2nd half, the Rams felt like they had braved the storm that was the 1st half and that they were in control....​

    The 2nd half started out well enough, as the Rams reached their 49 yard line a minute into the 2nd half. However, as Bradford dropped back he tried to hit Mark Clayton on a quick hitter but instead threw it right to London Fletcher, who recorded his 2nd interception of the day as he raced 51 yards to score the Skins' first touchdown of the day, and increase their lead to 16-7.​

    After throwing 3 interceptions, the latest leading to a pick-6, Bradford was clearly distraught, but his team rallied around him and they were able to respond on their ensuing drive, as Steven Jackson took it in from 2 yards out on 3rd and goal with 1:30 left in the 3rd quarter. 16-14 Redskins after 3 quarters of play.​

    The Rams would finally take their first lead in the 4th quarter as Steven Jackson scored from a yard out to make it 21-16 with 4:45 left in the game. Both teams would exchange quick 3 and outs which led to the Skins having the ball with a bout 3 minutes left in the game. On 3rd down and 12 on their own 15 John Beck dropped back and looked for a big play, which the Rams defense was expecting. As he threw the ball in the air Mikell reacted first and came down with the ball, as the Redskins first turnover in the game could not have come at a better time for the Rams.​

    The Rams would add a late FG to make the final 24-16. The Rams now head into their bye at 2-2, and depending on the Seahawks' game against the Falcons this week, could see themselves in a 3 way tie atop the division come the end of the week.​

    Player Stats:

    QB Sam Bradford: 21-30, 282 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs​
    HB Steven Jackson: 20 carries, 81 yards, 2 TDs, 2 receptions for 21 yards.​
    TE Lance Kendricks: 6 catches, 75 yards, 1 TD​
    WR Danny Amendola: 5 catches, 86 yards​
    SS Quintin Mikell: 3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FF​

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  2. MG

    MG Watching Folks Swim

    Jul 21, 2010
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    nice win zik, a win is a win!

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