Some reaction from St. Louis to the Patriots 45-7 beat down of the Rams in London:
The Rams got some sightseeing in during their week-long stay in the England. Among other things, they saw the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. They saw historic Trafalagar Square and walked the streets of central London. But they didn’t see that red, white, and blue truck that hit them — otherwise known as the New England Patriots.
After a promising start, the Rams were outscored, outplayed and humiliated by the Patriots in a 45-7 loss Sunday before 84,004 at Wembley Stadium. It was a long way to go to play so poorly.
The Rams, now losers of three in a row, fell to 3-5 and have an extra week to stew about it as they now enter their bye before returning at San Francisco on Nov. 11.
The Patriots, who pulled quarterback Tom Brady with 8 minutes 20 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, improved to 5-3. Adding insult to injury, they topped 350 yards of offense for the 17th consecutive game, breaking a record they had shared with the Greatest Show on Turf — the 2001 Rams team they defeated in Super Bowl XXXVI.
Ouch. That last line is like kicking someone who is already down for the fans of a team who thought for sure they were the next great NFL dynasty heading into Super Bowl 36, and have witnessed fewer wins by the team they root for over the last five years than any other NFL franchise.
As for Jeff Fisher personally I have to say I don’t feel bad at all. This is the same guy who was literally jumping up and down in glee after Bobby Wade took Rodney Harrison out and ended his year with a cheap shot when his team was out of it, beaten by the Patriots at the end of the 2006 season. Fisher, who was part of the NFL’s competition committee that directed ‘points of emphasis’ that instructed referees to call penalties more strictly on defenses in response to the Pats physical defense several years ago along with Bill Polian and Tony Dungy, has now been outscored 97-7 in his last two meetings with Bill Belichick.
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A little Hurricane Sandy musical interlude here on Sunday afternoon while enjoying this Pats win and Jets loss:
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