Rams Grab First Win of Season

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 12, 2008

Rams 19, Redskins 17


The Rams finally get the big ol’ goose egg off their back with a big 19-17 victory in Washington. It was behind Josh Brown’s four field goals including his biggest one, a 49-yard field goal to lift the Rams to their first victory of the season.

As for the rest of the team, Marc Bulger did not throw a touchdown pass or an interception, but was 15/26 with 136 passing yards.

Rushing for St. Louis was mediocre as Steve Jackson had 79 yards but only had a nine yard run as his longest. Bulger hooked up with Donnie Avery four times for 73 yards as Torry Holt only had 23 yards on five receptions.

Defensively St. Louis got a little bit of luck on their side. A man by the name of Oshiomogho Atogwe returned a fumble for a touchdown before the end of the first half. Which was very key in the winning effort.

Washington did not have a very good passing game which caused their demise. Campbell did not throw a touchdown or an interception, like Bulger. He had 208 yards on 18/26. On the ground Clinton Portis had two rushing touchdowns to go along with his 129 rushing yards.

Campbell’s favorite receiver, Santana Moss, had only two receptions for 22 yards. Chris Cooley and Antwaan Randle El had five receptions a piece. Randel El had 87 yards and Cooley had 57 yards.

What once thought to be a tough Washington team, is now, I believe, a fluke. The Rams showed the Redskins’ flaw in the passing game and in their defense. Washington forgot that JOSH BROWN HAS A LEG! And he could use that leg pretty well.