Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bradford and Rams Shine Beat Patriots 36-35

After the New England Patriots Rod Owens returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown the St. Louis Rams completely dominated the first half of play and led 20-14 at the half behind great play from Sam Bradford. Bradford who only played the first half was outstanding going 15 of 22 for 189 yards and two touchdowns, with a 125 QB rating. Both touchdown passes were to rookie TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Both teams played their starters during the first half and the Rams dominated leading 241-106 in total yards and had a 15-4 edge in first downs.

After taking a 27-14 lead in the 3rd quarter behind a Thaddeus Lewis touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson the Patriots scored 21 straight points to go up 35-27. The surprising part was that the New England Patriots played Tom Brady and Randy Moss into the 4th quarter. As usual the Patriots got away with this risky move and Rams fans had yet another reason to hate Bill Bilichick and the New England Patriots. The Rams still rallied late behind a Keith Toston touchdown run and a 37 yard Josh Brown field goal at the buzzer to beat the Patriots 36-35. Ah sweet revenge. We did not win a Super Bowl XXXVI ring on Thursday night but we may have gained a little respect and for the first time in a long time a little hope.

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