Rams offense comes alive in second half after terrible start

Rams offense comes alive in second half after terrible start

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Rams offense comes alive in second half after terrible start

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 3:20 AM

BUFFALO (FootballStL) -- The St. Louis Rams were once again plagued by their anemic offense en route to 15-12 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Just how bad was it in the first half?  The Rams gained three total yards in the first quarter, didn’t register a first down until the second quarter and finished the first half with 71 total yards, 43 of which came on the team’s final drive of the half.  It was the fewest total yards in a first half for the Rams since it had 60 total yards on December 19, 2004 against the Cardinals.

But for the second week in a row, the defense stepped up to keep the Rams within striking distance of the Bills, who led 6-0 at the half.

Sam Bradford and the Rams were able to put together a strong scoring drive to begin the second half and take a 7-6 lead after Steven Jackson scored on a one-yard rush.  As soon as it seemed that the offense found its footing, the defense goes missing and allows a touchdown on the next Bills drive.

Again, the Rams rebounded from the quick score by the Bills but it didn’t happen until 48 seconds were left in the fourth quarter.  Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass and converted a two-point conversion to lead 15-12.  It would hold up for the final 48 seconds and give the Rams its first three-game win streak since 2006.

The Rams gained 214 total yards in the second half after the weak first half effort.

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