It’s not too often that you can manage to give up eight scores in a single half of football, especially at the NFL level. This isn’t some Washington State-USC game we’re talking about here. The St. Louis Rams somehow won a couple of games this year (including a blowout of the Cowboys), but they’re throwing their hat back into the ring for the title of NFL’s worst team.
The Rams turned the ball over four times in the first half, including a play at the end of the first half when they were just trying to run out the clock. After the Jets recovered, Jay Feely kicked his fourth field goal of the half to make it 40-0. 40! And it could’ve been worse, if the Rams defense hadn’t manned up and stalled three New York drives.
The entire second half was garbage time, and the Jets showed some mercy at the end of the game, kneeling on it from the Rams’ 10-yard line in the final minute, to keep the score at a respectable 47-3.
The ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH’s Jeff Gordon is a bit miffed that the Jets still had Brett Favre in the game in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Lions have stayed perfectly terrible with a 38-14 loss to Jacksonville. The Daunte Culpepper era in Detroit got off to a rousing start. He didn’t even make it through one quarter before Rod Marinelli benched him in favor of Drew Stanton.