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Fourth Quarter/Overtime: D
The two killer penalties in overtime—the illegal formation and delay of game—are completely inexcusable for a professional football team.
The Rams played a terrible game from an mental standpoint, and the offensive is the primary culprit.
They had multiple opportunities to secure the win, but boneheaded mistakes cost them big time.
But to be fair as far as their grade, they need march downfield for the Austin Pettis touchdown in the fourth quarter, and they at least gave Greg Zuerlein a shot at a field-goal, even if their stupidity ruined it for him.
Third Quarter: A
The offense was guilty of some terrible penalties in the third quarter, but they remained resilient and kept the drive alive.
The playmaking abilities of Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola allowed the Rams to chew major time off the clock in the third quarter, leaving the 49ers with just one quarter to cover a 10-point deficit.
The drive resulted in a field-goal instead of a touchdown, but the time they killed was huge.
Second Quarter: D
A dropped pass by Brandon Gibson forced a punt on the first drive, while a false start led to a punt on the second drive.
A pair of miscues resulted in two three-and-outs, which basically prevented the offense from producing in the second quarter.
The offense must bring back the rhythm they showed in the first quarter. Their lead is too small to protect for the entire second half.
First Quarter: A+
The Rams offense has been notorious for not finishing drives on offense, but they managed to find the endzone in both of their first-quarter drives.
Steven Jackson is running the ball like it's 2006, while Danny Amendola and Brian Quick have been dangerous in the passing game.
Daryl Richardson also managed to contribute with a 32-yard run, which set up the Rams' second touchdown of the game.
Phenomenal performance for the Rams offense early on.