Thearon W. Henderson
Jeff Fisher makes another aggressive fourth-down call to put the St. Louis Rams up 7-0 in the first quarter against the New York Jets.
The St. Louis Rams have the NFL's highest-profile rookie kicker, but head coach Jeff Fisher has been reluctant to use him for gimmes--on a fourth-and-goal in the first quarter against the New York Jets Fisher went for the jugular, and it paid off when Sam Bradford found a wide-open Brandon Gibson up the middle for a short-yardage touchdown. With less than five minutes to go in the first the Rams lead the New York Jets by a score of 7-0.
Bradford was the story--he's 6-for-8 for 60 yards and the touchdown--but Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola, the usual suspects in the Rams' offense, were very active. Jackson has five carries for 26 yards in his second consecutive heavy-workload game, while Danny Amendola has three of Bradford's six completions for 14 yards. Daryl Richardson hasn't yet taken a carry, while Austin Pettis--one of last week's goats after his illegal formation mistake brought back an 80-yard Amendola catch--has a 36-yard reception already.
And, in case you're watching this game for that other reason, Tim Tebow has one carry for a single yard through most of the first quarter. We'll keep you posted, I guess.