Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Fourth Quarter: A
In recent games, Jeff Fisher and the staff have taken some heat for not making proper adjustments in the second half, but that was not the case in this game.
The defense gave up 17 points in the first half, but the adjustments were phenomenal and the defense pitched a shutout in the second half.
The most encouraging thing about this win is that the team was initially playing to lose, but they made adjustments and turned it around. That's not something that has happened this season.
Third Quarter: A
The Rams got off to a sloppy and uninspiring start to this game. Typically, this team has had trouble ending ruts and making second-half adjustments, but the coaches were able to make the proper changes and get this game under control.
Now, lets see if the coaches can keep the team focused in the final quarter and walk away with a victory.
Second Quarter: D
The game plan continues to be unimpressive.
In the red zone, Steven Jackson was unstoppable, but the coaches decided to throw the ball rather than stick with the run game, which resulted in an interception.
Furthermore, the Rams kicked off with just over a minute on the clock following their second touchdown. In that short amount of time, the defense collapsed and allowed the Cardinals to take the lead—and the momentum—heading into the half.
First Quarter: D
After not winning a game since Week 4, the coaching staff still does not have this team under control.
We are seeing the same moronic penalties, the same lack of adjustments on offense and a team that does not look ready to play.
If this staff can't turn things around, the Rams are in for a long day.