The Rams fell to the Green Bay Packers in their preseason home opener, 19-7, on Aug. 17 at the Edward Jones Dome.
The offensive starters for St. Louis accounted for 175 yards of total offense, but were unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities. The Rams failed to convert on fourth-and-5 on their first drive, and suffered a costly fumble inside Green Bay's 1-yard line.
“A little shaky, but I think we played pretty well for the most part," Bradford said. "Obviously, I’d like to have the throw to (WR) Tavon (Austin) down on the goal line back, but I thought we executed pretty well. We moved the ball, we’ve just got to find a way to put some points up on the board.”
As Head Coach Jeff Fisher said earlier in the week, the Rams are easing their way into complex game planning and keeping it vanilla on the field. TE
"I wish we had a little more time to prove what the offense could do, but I understand it’s a stepping stone and we’re still building," Cook said. "We’ve still got two more games left, so we’ll get ready for the regular season."
The ball was spread around with WRs Brain Quick,
On the defensive side, DE
"We gave up some passes and some runs, but that just comes with some basic fundamentals and techniques," Quinn said. "We will keep practicing that each week and get better.”
“I’m disappointed in our tackling, we didn’t play our best on defense," Laurinaitis said. "But, I’m proud that, I guess looking back we held a dang good quarterback (Packers QB Aaron Rodgers) to six points. I think that’s a positive, but we definitely have to get better at tackling because we have some plays that should be 4 yard gains, end up 11, 12 (yards) – stuff like that. Hopefully, we learn from that and we have a couple more games to get that down. All the other stuff – scheme stuff – we’ll learn from, but pretty good.”
Early in the contest, the Packers had their offense going. Despite giving up 165 yards of total offense to Rodgers and the Packers' first team offense, the Rams defense surrendered only two field goals.
The youth in the secondary looked improved with second-year CB
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The Rams offense totaled 327 yards for the night with 275 through the air and 52 on the ground, while the defense gave up 357 total yards, 281 passing yards and 76 rushing yards.
St. Louis falls to 0-2 in the preseason and will look to earn their first win when they travel to Denver and take on the Broncos on Aug. 24. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.