During Week 6's Monday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers, the St. Louis Rams gave up a touchdown with 14 seconds to go to halftime that flipped the game on its head. At the time, the Rams' led 14-3 after a nearly perfect half. The touchdown would completely shift the momentum to the Niners who would dominate the second half en route to a 31-17 win.
Today, the Rams unsuspectedly jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Kenny Britt starred on offense along with a capable running attack using Tre Mason. The Rams shut down the Broncos' rushing attack leaving C.J. Anderson just 13 yards on 5 carries. But yet again, it was a single play at the end of the half carrying the game into halftime - and something we've seen time and again.
The Rams rushed five up front with a stunt look on the strong side to no avail. Peyton had ample time to watch Janoris Jenkins and Rodney McLeod make a mockery of coverage, though the latter was more responsible for the error. Forty-two yards later, Emmanuel Sanders had the Broncos back within a single possession.
The reality is this. We know where this is going. It's where it's gone all year. The Rams prepare well, come up with a solid opening few series and then everything falls apart. To expect anything different would require you to ignore what has happened all season.
Don't get upset. Don't be surprised. Just look to see how it happens. Because the Rams are out of excuses. Sometimes, failure can be entertaining.