Third Quarter Thoughts

The Rams have one of the best in-stadium promotions that I’ve ever seen, where a fan has 30 seconds to unravel an entire roll of streamer paper in 30 seconds.  This also happens to be one of my cat’s favorite games.

Even with an assist by the clock operator, the selected Rams fan could not unravel the streamer in time, although she won something anyway. And that’s your Edward Jones Dome report.

The Redskins are dominating through the first three quarters, holding the Rams to under 100 total yards (99).  Meanwhile, the Redskins have their first 100-yard rusher on the season, from an unlikely rusher.  Ryan Torain has piled up 118 yards on just 12 carries, adding a touchdown for punctuation.  He’s hitting the hole with confidence, spinning out of tackles, and literally running over would-be defenders.  He’s joined in the backfield by fullback Chris Cooley, who is looking to build on last week’s performance as the lead back.

First half leftover: With his first reception in the first half, Cooley reached 427 for his career, tying him for 18th all-time in the NFL for tight ends.  Who wins in a fight between Ditka and Cooley? Coooooley.

I don’t have confirmation on the Rams halftime locker room discussion, but it appears that the Rams found someone familair with the concept of “fair catches,” to return kicks.  Reserve running back Quinn Porter fair caught the first punt of the second half, and was immediately surrounded by a welcoming party of Redskins on coverage.

I can only imagine what pleasantries were shared.

Individually and collectively, the Redskins look motivated going into the fourth quarter, up 17-0.

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