So much for momentum. The Raiders, coming off a big win over the Chiefs in front of a National TV audience on Thursday night, came out looking as bad as they ever have. It wouldn't get better either and the Raiders would be completely routed 52-0 at the hands of the Rams.
They got the ball first and with a two deep incompletions from Carr and Darren McFadden running for no gain, it was a three and out. Then the Rams started their drive at their own 41 and drove right down the field 59 yards to score on a 35-yard screen play to Tre Mason.
After yet another three-and-out by the Raiders' offense, they nearly got a break with a muffed punt from Rams return man Tavon Austin. But the Rams recovered it. Then the Rams yet again drove right down the field for their second touchdown on two consecutive drives to begin the game.
This time the Rams needed to go 78 yards. No problem. Shaun Hill went 4 for 5 on the drive with passes of 8, 13, 16, and 34 yards. Then from two yards out, Hill finished it off with a bootleg run for the touchdown. It was getting out of hand quickly a 14-0 Rams lead midway through the first quarter.
Raiders went three-and-out for the third consecutive time to begin this game. Raiders backs have three carries for 2 yards with Marcel Reece not having carried the ball once. Even with a third and one, the Raiders went to the air.
The Rams then came back and drove for another touchdown. They began the game with three straight touchdown drives while the Raiders began with three straight three-and-outs.
Each time the Rams scored, it seemed easier than the last. Want proof? The next time they got the ball, Tre Mason got the ball on first down and took it 89 yards for the score. Rams were then up 28-0 with 11:14 left in the second quarter.
The Raiders could have gotten on the board on the previous drive. They not only got their first first down of the game, but they drove into scoring position. They went with Darren McFadden on third and one instead of Marcel Reece who won the game for them late last week, and McFadden was stuffed for a loss. Then they went for it on 4th and one, instead of letting Sebastian Janikowski attempt a 55-yard field goal. Reece was called for a false start and they opted to punt. But instead, they remained scoreless and then the Rams added to the assault with their fourth touchdown.
Running 89 yards on first down was just too far to go. So, Derek Carr threw up and easy interception to give the Rams the ball in scoring position. They quickly punched it in for a touchdown and a 35-0.
But just to add insult to injury, the Rams continued to pour it on. And they weren't hardly even trying. The Raiders turned the ball over three times in the second half. First Marcel Reece fumbled, then after the Rams put another touchdown on the board to go up 42-0, the Raiders took out Derek Carr and put in Matt Schaub.
Schaub would fumble on his first drive, the Rams would add a field goal to go up 45-0. Then Schaub would throw an interception that was returned 43 yards for another Rams touchdown and the final score of 52-0.
On the heels of the Raiders first win of the season, they had probably the worst loss in franchise history. That is a firey plummet back to earth. They are now 1-11 on the season with all winning teams remaining on the schedule.
|Oakland Raiders (1-11-0)|
|St. Louis Rams (5-7-0)|
Derek Carr wasn't done giving the ball to the Rams. He would throw another interception on the next series and the Rams would add a field goal for a 38-0 lead. And the game was over by halftime.To buy tickets, visit the NFL Ticket Exchange.