It’s not often a good sign when a team’s place kicker is the main headline following a victory, but for the St. Louis Rams and rookie Greg Zuerlein, their 19-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks in week three was an exception.
There’s no nice way to describe just how unreliable the Rams’ offense has been to this point in the season. Sunday’s game was just further evidence of that as the team’s only touchdown came off of a fake field goal where rookie holder/punter Johnny Hekker picked up the snap and threw to a wide open Danny Amendola waiting in the corner of the end zone.
That has led the team to find an alternative method of putting points on the board and field goals have been the one consistent area so far. Zuerlein was highly coveted by the Rams as a local product out of Missouri Western State and has been dubbed “Greg the Leg” by many. His powerful leg connected on a 58-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 60 yarder in the third quarter en route to a four-for-four day on field goals and one extra point.
Jeff Fisher and his young Rams aren’t always pretty to watch, but after four games they have already equaled their win total from 2011. The youth and potential on this team means the arrow is pointed up for what’s ahead and this could be a club worth keeping an eye on for the remainder of the season.
While they need to get better at scoring touchdowns, “Greg the Leg” is fully capable of taking this team places if their defense can continue to play as well as they have been. Don’t expect style points from this year’s Rams squad, but there just may be enough actual points on the scoreboard to win at least a few more games this season.
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