Regardless of how anyone performs or who's playing, until this team learns how to hold onto the ball on offense and get the ball on defense, we'll continue to lose. I thought the only way we were going to beat Indy was to win the turnover battle, and that was indeed the case. In the first quarter the margin was 1-0, and we led 17-0. In the second quarter the margin was even at 1-1, and we led at halftime 20-17. In the third quarter the margin was 1-3, and we trailed 24-20. In the fourth quarter, the margin was 1-4 and we lost 45-28.
Turnovers not only kill both drives and scoring opportunities, they often put the defense on a short field and give the opposing offense easy scoring opportunities. 4 of the 6 Indy touchdowns were off of turnovers from 34, 35, 14 and 19 yards out. Way too much pressure to put on a struggling defense.
-3 in the turnover battle is never going to get it done against the better teams in the NFL, and more often than not, won't get it done against ANY caliber NFL team. The big cliche in the media is that the Rams don't care about turnovers. Well if they don't, they better now, because they won't win another game going -3.