Monday, September 27, 2010

How 'bout dem Rams?

Surprised the hell out of me. The Rams scored 30 points in a regular season game for the first time in a coon's age. The stats were not scintillating, but they were much better than they have been over the past two seasons.

Bradford shot 23/37 for 235 yards with 1 td and one pick. Bradford's efficiency rating is now 68.1, and he is the 23th ranked passer in the NFL by efficiency. This is damn well better than Jimmy Clausen who now rests at 46 points after having an efficiency rating of 0 during the first half of his game. Yep, that's right: Fucking zero. Still, Bradford is 2 points shy of where Bulger was last season. I think we have reason to believe he will surpass Bulger in efficiency by the end of his run, or end of the season, which ever comes first.

Just when Washington began to convince me they were for real, BOOM! {Don't sue me Nike!} Now Washington looks like an optical illusion. The Texans were busted by the Cowboys, and now the Rams tied one on the Redskins. The Rams have not beaten the Redskins 2 out of the past 3 years, in spite of Richie Icognito.

Worse, Shannahan's folly of blowing up a perfectly good 4-3 defense and making it 3-4, just because of his personal biases, was laid bare in front of the football world today. The Redskins gave up 30 points to one of the most offensively-challenged teams over the past 3 years. Worse, this is the second game in a row where they have surrendered 30 or more points.

This is also the second season in a row when the Redskins lost to last year's worst team. IN 2009, the Redskins gave up Detroit's first win in a coon's age.

So now the Rams are batting 333 for the first time in quite awhile, and the 49ers are all by themselves in the basement of the NFC West. If you are a long-time Ram fan, you have to believe that the world took a step towards health and sanity and normality today.

I know I picked them to win the West, but the 49ers in the basement sure sounds good to me. I know I picked the Redskins to win today, but I have seldom been so pleased to be proven wrong.