August 30, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2) drops back to pass against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
For the fourth preseason game, the Baltimore Ravens decided to rest the overwhelming majority of their starters on both offense and defense. The St. Louis Rams need all the practice they can get and therefore played most of theirs in the first half and the results showed. At the end of the first half, the Rams lead the Ravens 21-0 off of three touchdown passes from QB Sam Bradford.
Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor has played the entire first half, looking a lot different against the Rams' first-team than he has against other opponent's reserves. Meanwhile Bradford was an efficient 11 for 16 for 175 yards and those three scoring passes.
St. Louis has 255 yards of total offense while Baltimore has under just over 100, with almost half of them coming on the last possession of the half, which ended on a Justin Tucker missed 57-yard FG. The domination is complete and obvious just by looking at the difference in time of possession. The Rams have had the ball on offense for twice as long as the Ravens.
Stick with this 2nd half Open Thread for the rest of the game and then come back for a post-game summary once it mercifully ends.