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Rams errors lead to 21-6 deficit

Michael Boley AP

Sometimes, football is just about avoiding the big mistake.  The Rams have specialized on big mistakes in the first half of Monday night’s game.

The Giants lead 21-6 despite a woeful performance by their offense for most of the first half.  All three New York touchdowns came off big Rams mistakes.

New York scored their first touchdown after a muffed punt, and a long third down penalty by St. Louis.  Giants linebacker Michael Boley picked up a Sam Bradford lateral to Cadillac Williams for a long return touchdown for the second score.  Eli Manning finally put together a good drive to close the first half, but it only happened after a Rams penalty helped the Giants escape the shadow of their own goal line.

Bradford and the Rams offense had Big Blue on the ropes early with a no huddle offense, but had to settle for short field goals.  New York’s pass rush came alive in the second quarter once it settled in.  Look for St. Louis to bring back the hurry up to start the second half.

If the Giants can just avoid their own big mistake in the second half, they should be in good shape.

UPDATE: The Giants lead 28-9, but lost wide receivers Domenik Hixon (knee) and Mario Manningham (concussion) for the rest of the game.

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22 Responses to “Rams errors lead to 21-6 deficit”
  1. donniebrownsco says: Sep 19, 2011 10:28 PM

    Did anybody else see Michael Boley whip the football right into that dudes face standing in the back of the endzone???

  2. diehardraidersfan says: Sep 19, 2011 10:30 PM

    was I seeing things or did Boley hit a security guy with the ball while trying to hit the wall after his TD?

  3. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 19, 2011 10:32 PM

    Eli still the look of flaccid pencil.

  4. wwwmattcom says: Sep 19, 2011 10:39 PM

    Can the crowd get into this game or is it all suits?

  5. charliedamon says: Sep 19, 2011 10:42 PM

    Eli plays JUST like Brady, maybe better…bwahahahahahahahahahaha..oh, that’s funny..

  6. duncanthecat says: Sep 19, 2011 10:43 PM

    Rams look worse than the Giants look good.

    Reminds me of two third place teams.

  7. savannahrose44 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:55 PM

    Hey don’t look now but….the Rams are still the Rams.

  8. zbigern says: Sep 19, 2011 10:56 PM

    This is an awful game. 9 billion from ESPN…ish.

  9. greendreams6 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:06 PM

    The Giants are trash, the Rams just suck more. -_-

  10. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Sep 19, 2011 11:15 PM

    I almost spit my drink all over the living room when I saw Boley throw that ball at the photographer.

    Cadillac should be disgusted that he didn’t pursue the ball after that lateral fumble. Play to the whistle, rookie!

  11. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 19, 2011 11:15 PM

    Sash special teams play is fully erect!!

  12. britishraven says: Sep 19, 2011 11:22 PM

    it amazes me how Cadillac Williams still has a job

    His last good season was? His rookie year?

  13. mrbigass says: Sep 19, 2011 11:27 PM

    Start of the game Eli was 2 for 10 for 19 yards. Exactly how most elite QB’s play…..or not….

  14. drgreenstreak says: Sep 19, 2011 11:29 PM

    The Giants aren’t very good this year. The Rams? They are horrible. They can’t catch. They can’t run. Sam is NOT accurate, at all. The only reason their defense looks good at times is because the Giants suck, too!
    The Lame-O Bowl…..

  15. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Sep 19, 2011 11:33 PM

    wow, a pitch out by the giants? when was the last time that happened?

    usually it’s a slow hand off.

  16. santolonius says: Sep 19, 2011 11:35 PM

    i am glad others saw boley try to take the photograper’s head off. wonder why the gruden and company didn’t mention it.

  17. nelspetersen says: Sep 19, 2011 11:53 PM

    That was the turning point of the game for sure. I agree 100% on how disgusted I am at Cadillac. He doesn’t deserve to get the ball anymore. He looked like he didn’t even want to be there, and not only on that play.

  18. youboettcha says: Sep 19, 2011 11:58 PM

    Boley hit that guy right in the face, then it bounced off and hit the camera man.

    POW, RIGHT IN THE KISSER!

  19. youboettcha says: Sep 20, 2011 12:00 AM

    Anyone else agree? The Rams should’ve gone for two, and gone for it on 4th-and-28 instead of pointing with under 2:00 w/ no time outs. Never give up.

  20. greymares says: Sep 20, 2011 8:23 AM

    Anybody else hope Gruden gets a coaching job soon and gets out of the booth ?

  21. greymares says: Sep 20, 2011 9:03 AM

    if my memory is correct i beleive all four Giant toucdowns were the result of Rams mistakes.

  22. richm2256 says: Sep 20, 2011 11:03 AM

    Why is no one questioning Boley for intentional drilling that guy with the ball?

    Looked right at him, and whizzed it as hard as he could.

    First class a-hole.

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