DALLAS - Sam Bradford said this game is a “reality check” for the Rams. Losing by 24 points to a team they believe is not all that much more talented than they are is very disturbing to them.
Managing less than 20 yards of total offense in the first half? Letting the opponent sack your QB six times? Giving up 175 yards on the ground to a good - but hardly great - running back? Going just 1-13 on third down attempts?
It was about as bad of a performance as you can have in the NFL.
“You name it as far as execution errors and we did it,” QB Sam Bradford said. “In the first half we just never got anything going. We played behind the chains all day. We come out first half, first play and turn the ball over, just things you can’t do. Just a very poor performance on our part.”
The only saving grace is the fact the Rams play in just four days against the 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome. But other than that, the Rams say there really are no positives to take from this one.
“We got a bunch of professionals in here,” defensive end Chris Long said. “We’ll watch tape and we’ll get these things resolved amongst ourselves. It’s hard to tell when you walk in the locker room after a game like that where you feel like everything goes wrong to know what exactly went wrong but we’ll see what those things are and we’ll hold each other accountable.”