The same old sorry ass Rams showed up at Soldier Field in Chicago this week. The Rams found a way to lose again by giving up big pass plays on defense and committing mistakes on offense. It was the same script as the past two weeks as the Rams continually settled for field goals when they were able to get into field goal range and never had any semblance of a passing game.
The Rams were ineffective on offense all game. However, most glaring what when they got the ball to start their drive 3 times around midfield in the first half, but were unable to muster any points on those 3 drives, instead settling for punts. The second half was not much different than the first as the Rams offense moved slowly if ever as the Bears focused on Steven Jackson when he was in the game and Boller was unable to threaten the Bears secondary.
Boller continues to assert himself as a quarterback you would never want starting for any team in the NFL. He was easily rattled and inaccurate when he had time to throw. The Bears knew he likes to run to his right and kept a defensive end out there that caused a lot of problems for Boller and the Rams offense.
More recap after the jump.
Even Steven Jackson was less than his normal self as he looked as ginger as he did last week against Seattle. He was unable to break out of arm tackles on most cases, but he was still able to push the pile when he needed to. But, that was not enough for the Rams to beat the Bears.
The Rams defensive secondary was burned early by Jay Cutler on a long pass to Jay Cutler and a long pass interference penalty on Quincy Butler. The Rams secondary was also burned by a long pass to Earl Bennett right down the middle of the field. In the second half, the same problems continued as Jay Cutler threw an easy short touchdown pass to Earl Bennett. That score put the game out of reach for the anemic Rams offense, who only passed 200 yards of total offense inside 2 minutes in the fourth quarter.
The Rams managed a late frantic drive down 8 points, but once again stalled right after making it into Bears territory which made it an even 9 times into Bears territory and only 9 points.
The Rams are really bad, and there is not much else to say about that. There’s no progress, there’s very little fire and there are many more questionable decisions than good ones.