“You get caught up in watching the scoreboard and get caught up in negative plays and things, you’ve got no chance to win,” coach Jeff Fisher said after the Rams took the home opener 31-28. “So, you don’t watch the scoreboard, you just go play. You make plays and the scoreboard changes.” The Rams battled back Sunday against RGIII and the Redskins from a 15 point deficit to win their home opener and hand RGIII his first loss as a professional.
Rams running back Steven Jackson missed most the the last three quarters of the game Sunday. Jackson was stopped twice at the 1 yard line and drew a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for spiking the ball after failing to score the second time. Following this Jackson was on the sideline for the rest of the game with what Fisher said was a groin injury. Jackson’s replacement, Daryl Richardson, had 83 yards on 15 carries.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola matched the first-half reception record set by Reggie Wayne with 12 catches in the first half. Amendola would finish the game with 15 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Not to be forgotten was the great play of Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford completed 26/35 passes for 310 yards, with 3 touchdowns and only one interception. “I go about it the same each week,” Bradford said. “I need to play at a high level, play my best to give this team a chance to win, and I think I did that today.”
The Rams travel to Chicago next week to take on the Bears.