Not only do the Rams have a lot of young players, but they have good players. Players who can turn games around and with no playoff berth to fight for, the Rams keep chugging along with another win, 23-13 at home over the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Zac Stacy rushed for 104 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown, and two other rookies also had big games. Stedman Bailey scored on a 27-yard reverse, and Alec Ogletree forced two fumbles as the two fed off each other.
Ogletree stripped Bobby Rainey early in the second quarter and Bailey scored his first career touchdown as Jeff Fisher pulled out some trickery on the next snap on the reverse to put the Rams up 14-7.
Defensively, the Rams have found another star in Robert Quinn. He got three more sacks to break the franchise season record and take the NFL lead in that category with 18 on the season.
James Laurinaitis had two sacks as well and Greg Zuerlein kicked three field goals, including a season-best 54-yarder to help seal the victory.
Whether or not fans in St. Louis ever get a chance to see this thing materialize is another question. With the announced crowd of 54,000+ and a looming stadium issue hanging over ownership’s head, one has to wonder if the franchise will be around town much longer than it needs to be?