Then: The St. Louis Rams were down 21-6 early in the second quarter, and Robert Griffin III had just tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson to put the Washington Redskins further on top. The Rams were getting jobbed by the replacement referees and it was clearly getting to their head. Now: At the end of the first half the Rams are down just 21-16, thanks to some stellar play by Sam Bradford and this Robert Griffin III pass directly to... Cortland Finnegan, the Rams' free-agent cornerback pick-up.
Greg Zuerlein, the Rams' unflappable rookie kicker, racked up his third field goal of the night with seconds to go in the half, and the Rams were suddenly back in a game that looked unwinnable a few minutes earlier. That's exactly the sort of thing the Rams could never do under Steve Spagnuolo; as the third quarter begins, it's time to see if these new Jeff Fisher Rams can not only get back into the game but take it over.