The Rams completed their predictable script for the third week in a row – by getting blown out in the first half and having no offense to speak of. The Bears quickly jumped out to a big lead through the running of Matt Forte who made the Rams defense look like tackling dummies on his two rushing touchdowns. Rams were unable to take advantage of anything that went their way. In typical Rams fashion, they were blown out in the first half and the opposition ran out the clock with the running game in the second half. Only three points were scored in the second half as the Rams could not mount a comeback.
Matt Forte and Kyle Orton took whatever they wanted on the Rams defense. The Rams tackling and blocking was in standard “ole!” fashion. The Rams were unable to block a stunt move along their offensive line and Marc Bulger was knocked out of the game by Adewale Ogunleye on his second sack. The Rams were dominated on both lines and in all facets of the game.
Rams had nothing good to speak of on offense or on defense, their lone bright spot coming on special teams as new kickoff returner Derek Stanley returned a kickoff for 75 yards. But, as we said above, the Rams could not take advantage of their opportunities, this opportunity included, and got zero points from this drive as the offense stalled and Josh Brown missed a 40-yard field goal.
The Rams also were able to strip the ball from Matt Forte in a pile-up, but were unable to get any points from that turnover either. OJ Atogwe continued his opportunistic ways by forcing two fumbles. One from Matt Forte previously mentioned and the other from Jason McKie in the 4th quarter.
Trent Green came into the game in relief of the injured Marc Bulger, and threw 4 interceptions over his 3+ quarters of work. All of his picks were to linebackers or on deflected throws. However, he never was on the same page with his receivers and only completed half of his throws.
It is the same old story for the Rams as they struggle on both sides of the ball and get blown out in the first half, which effectively ends the game before halftime. The Rams are not competitive and have not been competitive except for three weeks in the middle of the season. The offense under Green looks a lot like the offense under Bulger.
The team under Haslett looks a lot like the team under Linehan. There is not much to say about the Rams at this point, they are just plain bad. They play awful, uncompetitve football and at least Richie Incognito’s Chicago Bears fans has something to cheer about today.