Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rams beat Lions 17-10 to end losing streak

Steven Jackson picked a great time for his first rushing touchdown of the season as he raced 25 yards into the end zone to put the Rams up 17-10 with 1 minute and 38 seconds left to play against the Detroit Lions. That turned out to be the difference as the Rams ended their 17 game losing streak, and head into the bye week at 1-7.

Steven Jackson was the difference today between these two bottom dwelling teams. The lack of talent and playmakers on these teams is quite noticeable. The Rams took advantage of their only playmaker as Jackson had 25 touches on the day and accounted for over 45% of the Rams total offensive yardage. Steven Jackson is now tied with Adrian Peterson for second with 784 rushing yards, 40 behind the Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson. The Rams benefited from a pass interference penalty on the Lions on their last drive and after that it was all Jackson, who rushed for the final 42 on the ground.

Their were plenty of negatives on the day for the Rams but for now I am going to just sit back and enjoy this one because it has been a long time since the Rams last won a regular season football game. With my glass half full goggles on, I will even point out that the Rams 17 point outburst on Sunday puts them only 1 point behind the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns for the least amount of points scored in the NFL.

Keenan Burton led the Rams in catches (5) and yardage (54) on Sunday. Donnie Avery was again a no show with only 1 catch for 15 yards. On defense Ron Bartell led the team with 6 tackles and Chris Long was credited with his first sack of the season. The Rams now can enjoy the next week off as they prepare to take on the 7-0 New Orleans Saints.

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