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Defense lets down the Rams offense in rare switch around

(FootballStL) – Over the last few seasons, the highlight of the Rams season was placed on the defense and their ability to sack quarterbacks. But Sunday saw Austin Davis and the offense jump out to a 21-0 lead that the defense wasn’t able to hold.

“I feel like our offense did a great job,” Michael Brockers said, “Defensively there are some plays we want back, some missed sacks. You look at the board and see 31 points, as the defense you think about a win.”

Davis, Zac Stacy and Jared Cook lead the offense as they collected 121 yards rushing and 327 yards in the air. The defense allowed 10 points before the end of the first half and then another 24 over the second half.

One of those touchdowns came on a drive where the Rams put Tony Romo in long third downs, twice. However, both times the Cowboys were able to convert and eventually put the ball in the end zone.

“You go up 21-0 and you know you can’t ever let up,” Jeff Fisher added, “Thirty-one points should be good enough to win, but we need to do a better job defensively. You can’t make excuses. We had three or four rookies playing, but they had a bunch of people hurt, too. We just have to play better defense when the offense is controlling the football like that.”

The Rams tried to convert on one fourth down, but Stacy was stopped. The defense held the Cowboys to a field goal, but the score pulled them within a point. Fisher said he went for it because they needed to get across the goal line.

“We need touchdowns and we needed to execute and we didn’t. This is an explosive offense with balance, and based off of our match-ups and our history, we needed points,” he said.

The Rams have a bye week next Sunday and will return on October 5th against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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