Fans should be encouraged after Sunday’s tie

Fans should be encouraged after Sunday’s tie

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Fans should be encouraged after Sunday’s tie

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 5:10 PM

ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- Just when people are boarding the Rams bandwagon a large amount of fans are wanting off following a tie at San Francisco on Sunday.  An uber young team was one final punch away from knocking out the kings of the NFC West.  What’s there to be disappointed about?

Even if David Akers made the game-winning field goal in overtime, I would not feel ashamed for the Rams.  And although the plane ride home may have been quiet these guys have a lot more positives than negatives to take away from this game.

The Rams scored three touchdowns against a tough 49ers defense that allowed only three prior touchdowns at Candlestick Park this season.  In addition, the 49ers had allowed only 16 points to their opponents in the first quarter; the Rams scored 14 points in the first quarter on Sunday.

The Rams defense also held the 49ers to only two third down conversions in eleven attempts.  On the flip side, the Rams were 7-of-16 on third down attempts.

The red zone offense finally came alive for the Rams going 2-for-3 against the 49ers.

It is hard to be disappointed in a team that was impressive in all areas of the game that it usually fails at. 

It is unfortunate that the team did not get the victory due to penalties, but those are almost expected to happen with a young team.  Despite committing 13 penalties on Sunday, this team is arguably one of the more disciplined teams Rams teams in the past decade. 

Fans should be excited.

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