Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rams Finish Purr-fect 4-0 Beat Jaguars 24-17

The St. Louis Rams finished a perfect 4-0 preseason with a 24-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night. The Rams franchise went 4-0 in the preseason for the first time since 1979, which featured a Rams team that made it all the way to Super Bowl XIV. The Rams will now get ready to face off with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday September 11th to kickoff the 2011 season.

The Rams again played a solid game and got off to a good start with their starters. Sam Bradford who played the entire first quarter was 7 of 11 for 133 yards including a touchdown pass to rookie TE Lance Kendricks. The Rams gained 108 yards on their first two drives and jumped out to a 7-0 lead. A.J. Feeley entered to take over in the middle of a drive to start the second quarter and quickly threw a bad interception which looked like it may cost him a roster spot after Thaddeus Lewis's outstanding performance 12 of 15 for 164 yards. The Rams decide to keep Feeley over Lewis once the final roster cuts were made on Saturday.

The Rams led throughout most of the game and rolled up 419 yards of offense. The Rams once again had issues against the run mainly on cutbacks. The Jaguars were able to average 4.5 a carry while the Rams struggled to run the ball averaging 2.0 yards per carry. The Rams will have to defend LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Eagles rushing attack much better than they played at times in the preseason. The Rams will also need to try to control the game on the ground and overpower the smallish Eagles defenders.

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