This past weekend were the games we have ALL been waiting for. Round 2 of the NFL playoffs. Eagles were brought down by the Saints, Patriots destroyed the Chargers, Chiefs beat the Colts, and the Rams took down the cowboys. This game was a very important game for the Rams, this is the farthest they have gone since winning the Superbowl in 2000, and they aren’t done yet.
There are some a few things that I have gathered from this game.
First, Our defense is back… Well kind of. The defensive line and linebackers kept the run game shut down. Only allowing Ezekiel Elliot to get 47 rushing yards, and Dak Prescott 4. Dante Fowler Jr. also had a sack against the cowboys. The Rams also forced 4 punts. However, the secondary needs to step it up. They allowed a 44 yard reception. Talib is back, which is great, but he isn’t showing that he can play as well as he used to.
Second, we have the BEST Offensive line. They let up 0 sacks against arguably the best defensive players they have met since the Chiefs. They also allowed Gurley to get 115 rushing yards and a touchdown. With a 7.2 yards per carry average. They also got CJ Anderson 123 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. With a 5.2 yards per carry average. Which leads me to my next point.
Third, CJ Anderson is a beast. Anderson was picked up in a trade with the panthers. Anderson rushed for 123 yards, with the longest run being 15 yards. He plowed over the cowboys defense, literally. There is no doubt he will be an essential part of this offense from now on.
The game was a great game, and it got too close for comfort a few times. However we pulled through and got the win. This week is a different game, its the semi finals. Its also the Saints. The rams will have to keep their cool, they have a chance.