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Rams comeback falls short 35-32 at Buffalo; The Good, Bad and Ugly

The Rams lost a 35-32 heatbreaker today on the road at buffalo, spoiling the best comeback in the teams history by failing to stop stud young qb josh allen on the final drive of the game. Allen threw a short td pass for the victory with 15 seconds left following a very very tough INT call on Darious Williams on an incomplete pass on 4th and 9 that would have ended the game. Not blaming that call for the loss, the Rams dug an enormous 28-3 hole for themselves in this game and on the last buffalo drive gave up a 3rd and 22 on first down and allowed a 16 yard pass on 3rd and 25. This was really two different games, and you have to be proud of how the Rams fought back, although at the end of the day, its really a lost opportunity given where we were at the end. Buffalo really won this game by going 5-5 in the red zone. The Rams won every single statistical category and still lost. When is the last time the Rams lost a game where they NEVER PUNTED? Someone can look that one up. In any event, we knew this was going to be a tough game and we came within one defensive stop of one of the greatest regular season victories in the history of the team. Let's see if McVay can rally the troops and be ready to beat an undemanned new york giants team next week in LA.


The Good

Aaron Donald was just great today. Multiple non-called holding penalties, along with 2 sacks, 6 tackles and a forced fumble with recovery.

Goff played well overall (certainly well enough to win), the second half was phenomenal, the first half decent. 22-32-321- 2ds and 1 into for a qb rating of 111.6. Some outstanding throws, and you have to love the way he lead the team back. If we had gotten the ball back with any timeouts and any time, i would have liked our chances to score yet again. He actually made some throws under pressure today (including the td to woods), and threw into a number of tight holes. Once the pass rush slowed down and the receivers opened up, he was very surgical and just picked them apart. I even liked his adjustments at the line.

The offensive line allowed two sacks on the first drive (one of which goff should have thrown away). None after that point against a very good defense. The run blocking was solid. Team running game was 32-167 which is outstanding.
Henderson was outstanding today. 20-114 and a couple of catches. Showed some real burst and had some nice gaps to run.
Woods (5-74 with td and 3-30 running) and Kupp (9-107 with td and some huge third down catches) both played really good games. Everett made a sensational third down catch for a first down and higbee had catches (and a two point conversion) on his targets, which frankly, were not frequent enough.

We scored 32 points. had 478 yards 28 first downs, had the ball for 32 minutes against an outstanding defense and NEVER PUNTED. respectable 6-10 on 3rd down and 0-1 on 4th down
Most importantly, we...
 

Call the season (remaining games)

V Dallas Cowpokes ------------------ Win (game already played but did predict a win)

@ Philadelphia Smeagles ----------Win (game already played but did predict a win)

@ Buffalo Bills ------------------------ Loss (if we win this game (and I think we can), then we win one of the Squak games)

V New York Giants ------------------- Win

@ Washington ------------------------- Win

@ Whiners ------------------------------ Win

V Chicago Bears ---------------------- Win

@ Miami Dolphins -------------------- Win

BYE WEEK

V Seattle Squaks --------------------- Loss (could be a win)

@ Tampa Bay Bucs ----------------- Loss

V Whiners ------------------------------- Win

@ Arizona Chicks -------------------- Win

V New England Cheaters ---------- Win (could be a push)

V New York Jets ---------------------- Win

@ Seattle Squaks ---------------------Loss

V Arizona Chicks --------------------- Win


So, am calling 12-4 (and a possible 13-3)

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