St. Louis Rams Intercept Matthew Stafford Again; Cortland Finnegan Goes Pick-6

The St. Louis Rams' offense has barely been on the field, but it hasn't much mattered—they've got a 13-7 lead against the typically white-hot Detroit Lions after intercepting Matthew Stafford for a third time in the first half. After interceptions by Janoris Jenkins and linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Cortland Finnegan finally got in on the action, taking a Stafford pass 31 yards into the end zone for a Pick-6 on the first touchdown of his Rams career.

The Rams have bent but then broken Stafford all game, allowing some of the Lions' big plays but erupting with a big one of their own. Stafford, now, is 17-for-22 with 172 yards and three interceptions—for better or worse, he's keeping the football off the ground. Meanwhile, the Rams' offense has barely had time to do anything. Sam Bradford has nine pass attempts so far, and Steven Jackson eight carries; they've gotten into Greg Zuerlein's impossibly wide field goal range and just let him deal with it, for the most part.

This isn't the kind of thing anybody could have reasonably expected from the Rams' new defensive backs, at least this early, but so far it looks pretty good. For more updates stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis's Rams vs. Lions storystream.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.