Feldman: Rams cannot overcome mistakes, fall in Atlanta

Feldman: Rams cannot overcome mistakes, fall in Atlanta

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is hit by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) as St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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by Brian Feldman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

ATLANTA (FootballStL) - The Rams knew full well coming into their Week 2 matchup with the Falcons they were going to have to play much better than they did in Week 1 against the Cardinals.  And while there several bright spots, WRs Austin Pettis and Tavon Austin among them, there were just too many mistakes early for the Rams to overcome.

From an interception returned for a touchdown in the first half to a blown coverage by Janoris Jenkins and Rodney McLeod which led to a Julio Jones score, it was a mistake-filled football game.

"Obviously, Atlanta is a very good football team and when you play a team like that you really have to limit your mistakes and your self-inflicted wounds," quarterback Sam Bradford said.  "Last week we were able to overcome those but (this week) on the road against a good opponent today we just weren't able to do that."

"Give all the props to them.  They made the plays when they needed to make them and we didn't," defensive tackle Michael Brockers said.  "Some plays we shot ourselves in the foot but I'm very proud of this team.  For us to be a young team, we battled back against a team that almost made it to the Super Bowl so I'm very proud of this team and how mature we are right now."

Bradford threw for 352 yards, his seventh career game with at least 300 yards passing.  It was also his fourth game with three touchdown passes.

Rookie Tavon Austin snagged his first two NFL touchdowns as part of a 6 reception,  47 yard day.  However, he said he was very upset with himself for a few drops which he believes contributed to the loss.

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