ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Tavon Austin #11 of the St. Louis Rams rushes against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas
ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Zac Stacy #30 of the St. Louis Rams rushes against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas
ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams passes against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
(FootballSTL) -- The Rams score 42 points for the first time since 2001 and win their second straight game. It was the perfect encore to their dominating win over the Colts two weeks ago. The Rams knew full well the Bears would come in hungry.
“We talked about starting fast and we needed to do that, you know, coming off the bye week,” Jeff Fisher said. “If you get your focus on the start, then you have a tendency to avoid the timing issues that often times happens. So that’s what our focus was. We couldn’t have started off better with the big plays – (WR) Tavon’s (Austin) big play and then specials team again and forcing the turnover and then coming back and getting the fumble and then going up 14 (points). They just played from behind for the rest of the game.”
“We’re definitely always a great team we just couldn’t put it all together. It’s definitely coming together for us now and sooner or later we’ll definitely be a great team,” Tavon Austin said.
“I think we were just putting the games together,” Michael Brockers said. “We lost a close one to Seattle. We lost close to the Titans. I think it was about time for this team to step up and kick the young stuff to the curb and understand that this team is a great team. Everybody is good in this league and we just have to make those plays.”
The offense continues to move the ball effectively under backup quarterback Kellen Clemens. He completed 10 of 22 passes for 167 and finished with an 86.7 QB rating. But he doesn’t want any credit for himself.
“I tell you what, it starts with the offensive line up front,” Kellen Clemens said. “You run for 261 (yards) - it was more than that until we had to take some knees. Great job, great job by those guys. Great job by the coaches of scheming it up. Then, obviously (RB) Zac (Stacy) did good. And then, when Benny (Cunningham) came in, stepped up for us in a big way. It was good to see.”
“Kellen’s a great quarterback,” Cook said. “We’ve always had confidence in Kellen. He communicates well. He really leads this offense to do great things and he can make plays with his feet, so he’s been doing a tremendous job of just getting us down the field and putting us in great positions where we can just keep the chains moving.”