Sunday, October 08, 2006

Stick a Fork in It: Rams 23 - Packers 20

With about 20 seconds left in the game, trailing 23-20, and the ball at the Rams' 11-yard line, QB Brett Favre had the ball stripped from him while back for a pass. LG Daryn Colledge had a chance to recover but couldn't...Rams did. No TD for a last-second win. No FG to go to overtime. Just the Rams taking a knee and the Packers losing again. Record: now 1-4 going into the bye week. At least they can't lose then...can they?

Another record also falls: the Packers had been 46-0 at Lambeau when Brett didn't throw an interception. He didn't. Pack still loses.

Again, as noted earlier, this was a game of missed opportunities. Having to settle for field goals instead of getting into the endzone. Failing to hold on to passes. Failing to make interceptions that are in hand.

This team makes its own luck. And what they are making so far is a lot of bad luck. A good effort by the defense and a 106-yard rushing day by Noah Herron is just too little with a team that has no room for error. Regrettably, there are still far too many errors to be overcome.

Enjoy next weekend off. Hey, maybe Da Bearz will lose!