The St. Louis Rams lost their third game of the season on Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers, bringing their season record to 1-3.
Toward the end of the game, it was almost painful to watch the Rams offense run onto the field. You knew nothing remotely good could come from those last few possessions. With the game out of reach, and very little positives to go off of from earlier possessions, the site of Bradford taking his place under center made analysts like The Miami Herald's Dan LeBatard snicker.
You think Sam Bradford even wants the football at this point?— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) September 27, 2013
Next up, what does an actor know about football? Apparently enough to predict, within a couple of points, the final score of a Rams game. Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on The Office among other roles, clairvoyantly tweeted the below about one hour before game time.
Prediction: 49rs DESTROY Rams 31 -10. Watch & learn.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) September 26, 2013
He wasn't too far off. The final was actually 35-11. He had the important aspects of the score down, though: little scoring from the Rams and much more scoring by the 49ers.
Snark was not in short supply on Twitter either. NFL Columnist for Bleacher Report Mike Freeman tweeted the below after Rams defensive end Robert Quinn sacked 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and celebrated by...well...watch the video tweeted by NFL just below.
Rams players do a lot of celebrating and self-biceps kissing for a team that averages three wins a year.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 27, 2013
The tongue-in-cheek blasting of the Rams offense was also taken up by Faux John Madden.
Rams Playbook: 2 yard loss 2 yard loss Incompletion Punt— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 27, 2013
ESPN Stats & Info probably didn't intend for the following tweet to come off as funny. They were just reporting the game stats and comparing it to the past...
Rams are 1st team with 19+ rushes & 18 or fewer rushing yards since 2008 Rams (19 Rush, 14 Rush yds in Week 12 vs Bears).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 27, 2013
It was just chance that their stat essentially said that the only team whose rushing is worse than the Rams...is the Rams.
Then we had Bill Simmons answering a question Andrew Sharp proposed in a previous tweet.
It's like a chicken/egg thing. RT @andrewsharp: 4 years in I still can't figure out whether Sam Bradford is bad or the Rams are ruining him.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) September 27, 2013
Whatever the answer is, the below GIF tweeted out by our friend Faux John Madden pretty much sums up the Rams offense Thursday night.
Easily the best Sam Bradford GIF of the season -- http://t.co/SCns85PfYB— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 27, 2013