Well, that was...something.
A full crowd at the Coliseum on hand to welcome NFL football back to Los Angeles. The full pomp and circumstance of the best the league’s PR could muster with NFL Commissioner, Rams Owner Stan Kroenke and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones reuniting before the game with ESPN providing a (Saturday) Monday Night Football national broadcast.
Then, the game started.
The Cowboys returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
The Rams went three and out.
The Cowboys saw their rookie QB, Dak Prescott, march down the field for a second touchdown.
The Rams responded on the strength of their run game, but Prescott shined again.
After another three-and-out, the Rams got a stop and brought out Jared Goff for his first series as an NFL QB. It ended in an interception.
Look, let’s not mince words. That was a very, very, very bad half of football. With as much pre-game hype as you could possibly ask for, the Rams put up a stinker, heading to the locker room down 24-7.
It’s the preseason. We shall not freak out. But we shall take notes.
Here’s to some more positive second-half notes as we look forward to an expletive-laden episode of Hard Knocks coming on Tuesday...