Oh the bumblin'... A wobbled pass interception, fumble, a goal line stand, and a tripping penalty are all that stand in the way of the Rams having a solid handle on this game. The Rams defense has been solid the entire first half. It's the three stooges moments of the St. Louis offense that has my laughter tinged with a maniacal ring...
San Bradford has recovered nicely from his first play of the game miscue. 11 of 16 for 127 yards, his QB rating is sputtering at 66.4. But don't hold Bradford responsible, since dropped balls by his receivers are mostly to blame. The Rams' red zone play calling has been kind of bizarre to me? How about you?
At the end of the first half, Carolina started to get on track. In the final 5 minutes, they gained 82 of their 145 offensive yards; adding a score to send both teams to the locker rooms with the Panthers leading 17-5.
The play that took some of the wind out of my sails was the tripping call against Jake Long. Don't get me wrong, he was guilty - clear as day. But it happened on a beautiful long touchdown pass to Tavon Austin. I may be wrong, but isn't this the third time Austin has had a touchdown called back this season?
The score is still tight, so this game has a loooong way to go. Go Rams!