NFC’s Western Division Scores
St Louis: 24 San Francisco: 3 Seattle:
Arizona: 22 Green Bay: 17 Detroit:
NFC’s Western Standings W L T Prec. Streak
Arizona Cardinals 3 1 0 .750 1L
St Louis Rams 2 2 0 .500 1W
Seattle Seahawks 1 2 0 .333 1W
San Francisco 49ers 1 3 0 .250 3L
The Rams’ Defence Stimies The Cardinals
|Rams Corner E.J. Gaines
breaks up pass intended
for Cardinals John Brown.
The Rams ended the Cardinals’ undefeated streak in Arizona, yesterday with 24-22 victory. While the the Rams offense showed flashes of brilliance behind rookie running back Todd Gurley and receiver Tevon Austin, it was the defense that commanded the day by shutting down the Cardinals red zone offense.
The Rams defense forced the Cardinals to settle for five field goals while in the red zone. The Cardinals only touchdown came late in the fourth quarter. It was 23 yard pass from Palmer to Johnson. This pass would be the one and only the ball would cross the goal line for the Cardinals other than by way kicking.
The Rams’s defense held the Cardinals to 113 yards rushing, but allowed 334 yards passing. They sacked Palmer 4 times for a loss of 18 yards. The defense also forced 2 fumbles and recovered one.
Jenkins also intercepted one of Palmer’s’ passes.
On the other side of the ball, Foles completed 16 of his 24 passes for 171 yards and threw 3 touchdown passes. He had no interceptions, but was sacked once for a seven yard loss.
Gurley rushed for 146 yards the longest run was 52 yards, and Austin rushed for 20 yards and his longest was 12.
Austin had 6 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. His longest was 47 yards.
While the Rams showed some life yesterday, the big question, will they show that same life or more life next Sunday against the Packers? We must keep in mind that the Rams’ two wins have been against division opponents while their two losses have been to teams outside their division. So next week’s game against the Packers will be very important one in order to see if they have really turned the corner because this one will be against a team outside of the division.
NL Western Division Scores
LA Dodgers: 6 Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 Colorado Rockies: 7
SD Padres: 3 Houston Astros; 3 SF Giants: 3
NL Western Division Standings W L PCT GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 .568 0
San Francisco Giants 84 78 .519 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 79 83 .488 13
San Diego Padres 68 48 .420 24
The Dodgers Finished Their Season With A 6-3 Win Over The Padres
|Attribute To Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw. He threw 300
strikeouts this season.
The Dodgers ended their season on high note with a victory over the Padres. So they go into the postseason, feeling good about themselves. They swept their final series from the Padres with three wins. They open up their post season with home field advantage in their series against the Mets. Yes life looks good for the Dodgers.
You know a couple of weeks ago it looked like they would have a melt down, and I was really worried going into their series with the Giants. But you know now that is all in past. We must now look to the playoffs and hopefully a deep run in the playoffs.
I know that this postseason could bring a lot painful changes, but for now lets not be concerned about those changes and enjoy the Dodgers’ run in the playoffs.