I was busy looking after my sick puppy on Monday, so I didn't watch any of the game that night. From the sounds of it, I didn't miss much, as San Francisco's defense dominated the listless Rams' offense.
Apparently there were a few nice plays, few-and-far-between though they may have been. One great play that I'm assuming that viewers at home missed was the one made by LA LB Bobby Wagner, who absolutely SMOKED a protestor who ran onto the field carrying some sort of smoke flare.
It's generally the policy of TV networks to cut away from this sort of behaviour, so as not to give these knuckleheads the exposure they crave. Though frowned upon, I have no issue with game officials and/or players being rough with people who perpetrate these acts. Few may remember this today, but next April will mark 30 years since Monica Seles, then the number one player in Women's Tennis, was stabbed during a match. Pro athletes can only guess as to the true intent of one of these raving loonies.
So, congratulations to Bobby Wagner for making the best tackle of Week 4. And also, thanks for reminding me of one of my favourite moments in sports, when NHL Linesman Ron Asseltine absolutely creamed an idiot who jumped on the ice to confront one of the other officials. The physically-imposing Asseltine, all 6 feet 2 inches and 220-plus pounds of him, wasted no time making the invader seriously regret his extremely poor choice.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Indianapolis at Denver
Both of these teams entered the season highly touted, yet have been underwhelming. Indy has been particularly disappointing on offense, as Matt Ryan has morphed into a turnover machine. With star RB Johnathan Taylor Out with an ankle injury, I find it hard to imagine Indy's offense being able to score enough points to beat Denver at home.
Indianapolis 16, Denver 27