First Quarter Highlights
The Patriots grab an interception on the Rams first possession. It looks like this could be an exciting game. Looks can be deceiving.
The Rams respond with an interception of their own. They try a mix of running and passing plays but don't get anywhere.
Another Rams interception leads to a field goal attempt. This one comes after the Patriots manage to gain 20 yards in the air.
Rams attempt a 50 yard field goal which falls short and to the right.
Second Quarter Highlights
The Rams pick off another pass near the 50 yard line but don't take advantage of the field position. Three unsuccessful running attempts force them to punt the ball away.
The Patriots come out passing again and the Rams intercept the ball again. They take the ball to the 15 and then unsuccessfully try to convert on fourth down. The Patriots are left with a long trip to their end zone.
The QB for the Patriots gets plowed over on second down. This series results in another punt.
The Rams try another long field goal and again miss short and right. The first half ends with the score 0-0.
Third Quarter Highlights
The QB for the Rams gets blasted on first down. The Patriots would land three sacks today but the Rams would more than double that.
The Patriots complete a long pass which takes them all the way to their own 7.
The Patriots squander their excellent field position by tossing up another interception.
After a few punts the Patriots wind up pinned within their own 15. The Rams push them back further with another sack.
Fourth Quarter Highlights
The Rams complete a big pass on third down but fail to score. After three running attempts for no gain they try a fake field goal on fourth and land an incomplete pass.
Believe it or not this screenshot is the Patriots going for it on fourth and nine on their own two-yard line.
Luckily for them it works.. unluckily for them they ultimately don't get past their own forty.
The Rams finally hit a field goal with under a minute on the clock. The Patriots try to drive up the field for a quick score but fail. Maybe if they used some of their timeouts they could have done it.. but they didn't and the Rams win 3-0.
Statistics (warning: this is ugly)
|Time of Possession||8:16||11:44||26:30||33:30|
|First Downs (Pass)||3||4||8||16|
|Net Passing Yards||58||30||145||365|
|First Downs (Run)||0||0||6||7|
|Tackles for Loss||12||10|
|Punts Inside 20||1||1|
|3rd Down %||0%||6%|
|K.O. Avg Return||15.5||19|
|Long K.O. Return||18||19|
|Punt Avg Return||9||9.5|
|Long Punt Return||10||14|