After watching the St.Louis Rams bounce back from four early losses to top the Redskins and Cowboys a few weeks back, the Jets knew they couldn’t take the former “Greatest Show on Turf” boys lightly. Little did they know that their game in week 10 at the Meadowlands would be such a laugher, they would lead the Rams 40-0 at the half en route to a 47-3 win that keeps them tied with the Pats atop the AFC East.
Those two division foes will meet on Thursday night football this week, and for the Jets, they will be well rested after this blowout that was over about as soon as it started.
The Jets jumped on the Rams for 17 first quarter points, 23 in the second, and a final rushing TD by Thomas Jones to give them the 44-point victory with 12:42 remaining. Brett Favre only had to throw the ball 19 times, and was 14-for-19 for 167 yards with one TD and a QB rating of 117.7. The Jets held the ball for 37:03 to just 22:57 for the Rams, and ran for 206 yards, led by Jones’ 149 yards on 26 carries.
The defense made it a long day for the Rams, as they quickly dispatched of Marc Bulger after the Rams fell far behind. They knocked the ball from Bulger’s hands with 4:45 left in the first quarter, and Calvin Pace picked it up and raced the final 50 yards for the score to make it 17-0. As if that was not enough, the team just piled it on in the second quarter, as they scored two TD’s and got three field goals, including a 55-yard bomb from Jay Feely to make it 40-0 at the half.
The defense held the Rams to 10 first downs, 200 total yards, and 4-of-10 on third downs. New York had two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. The win was the largest point wise in history for the Jets, as their previous biggest win was 45-3 over Houston back in 1988. They have won three straight and five of six, with the only blemish a 16-13 overtime loss at Oakland three weeks ago.
For the Rams, it was another laugher, but they were not the ones doing the laughing. After looking like they were going to make it somewhat interesting in the NFC West, they lost to the Pats on the road 23-16 two weeks ago, then last week at home were bombed by Kurt Warner and the Cardinals 34-13. With the latest 47-3 loss, they have now lost the last three games by a combined 104-32.