Originally posted by NCommand:
Fortunate...we spotted them 14 right out of the gate...lost our starting QB...defense failed badly again today as did ST's and pass protection. I'm seeing a trend. Usually when we win we win in every facet. When we lose, we lose badly in every facet. But the bottom line is THIS was the Rams Superbowl. They knew if they lost this game their season was over. They couldn't even afford a tie. So in that sense, given the circumstances and given we fought hard to give ourselves a chance to win, I feel fortunate. I'm still unsure why the NFL (?) pulled Alex out of the game so late AFTER scoring a TD. If it's a head injury, they pull you out and evaluate you immediately like with Vick/Cutler. And if the guy is clearly leading TD drives how bad was he?
Good post! The game looked like it was turning around after the score but then with Smith going out it became a very ugly game. CK and the offense did OK, but Dwight Clark and others mentioned how badly our lines were beaten. Didn't like hearing that. Some of Gore's runs were strictly his will over the D. Just great runs.
As for taking Smith out, the announcers mentioned his eyes being really spacey so it must have been pretty severe. In the old days he would likely have continued to play and might have helped win the game...but I'm very happy they are more cautious now. Still wonder if Young will have future troubles.
Edit: as for a tie--not the end of the world. For a bad game, losing your QB and both D and ST having problems...came out as well as we have a right to expect.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Nov 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM ]