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St. Louis Rams 17, Washington 0: SOSAR Showing In D.C. Offering Inept Running Game, Porous Run Defense

Not good. Not good at all.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

17 yards on seven carries for the Rams. 132 yards on 17 carries for Washington.

That's the real difference in your ballgame.

The Rams' offense found nothing in the first half, largely on the back of the inability to the get the running game going. It allowed Washington to crash on defense, and with Nick Foles unable to find anyone deep, St. Louis finished the first half with 72 yards on 24 plays.

Football ipecac.

Meanwhile, the combination of Washington RBs Alfred Morris and Matt Jones sliced through the Rams defense on some well-timed run calls that saw hat-on-hat rushes without any tacklers touching the running back for 10, 12, 15 yards. The quality of Washington's run game opened things up for QB Kirk Cousins who certainly had a passable first half.

Don't get it twisted. This is a rushing game, and Washington is crushing it.

The Rams have to find some adjustments just to make it competitive. They're going to have to get something done in the air. And it doesn't have to be deep. It can be Sam Bradford ball. Six yards to Jared Cook here, another half dozen to Tavon Austin there. Heck, Stedman Bailey and Kenny Britt have a combined 1 target.


It's going to take a 180 just to get this going.