At the most inopportune time Sunday, the Rams stalled in Motor City.
They were stonewalled at the goal line on fourth down at the end of the first half, missing their chance to break a 14-14 tie before they headed to the locker room.
Seeing as they ultimately lost to Detroit by a field goal, 31-28, that blown opportunity loomed large in the end.
On fourth and goal from the one, Todd Gurley took a handoff up the middle and was stuffed for a loss of one. The Lions, in turn, had a huge emotional boost as they ran off the field, and the crowd at Ford Field roared its approval.
“They made a play, we didn’t,” said Rams Coach Jeff Fisher, adding that...