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Perspective

I keep reading how the Rams just whipped the Texans this Sunday. How they dominated, how they really took them to the woodshed, etc. from various writers and blogs. And the Rams did indeed win by a considerable margin, 38-13, a 25 point victory is impressive to be sure. And Alec Ogletree looks like a defensive rookie of the year candidate at this point. But dominate? Like the old cliché goes, "Not so fast my friend" Let's just look at the stats of the game for a moment shall we? Total First Downs Rams 15 Texans 27 Total Plays Rams 41 Texans 73 Total Yards Rams 216 Texans 420 Total Time of Poss. Rams 24:50 Texans 35:10 Total Turnovers Rams 0 Texans 4 So in light of the stats above, it doesn't look like as much of a domination as it does the Rams being recipients of some early season gifts, compliments of the Texans. Other stats to consider; Looks like Bradford was again pedestrian, throwing for 117 yards while padding his QB rating with 3 TDs. Our prized rookie Tavon Austin electrified us with a single reception for 3 yards (and a cloud of dust) The vaunted Rams defense did manage however to hold the Texan's Arian Foster to 141 yards on 20 carries for a 7.1 avg. It was a nice win for sure, and keeps us now from being compared in the same sentence as the Giants, Steelers, Raiders and other low lifes in the NFL. But before the homers get too full of themselves, let's just take a step back and do a reality check of the actual game stats. Yes I understand that the only stat that matters is the final score. All I'm saying is let's just try to keep a objective viewpoint. Inevitably those who don't are just going to experience another crash and burn at some point. This post doesn't make me very popular, but the reality is that this team is still a long way off from being championship or even division winning caliber.

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