It wasn't pretty (only this team could turn an interception into a safety) but the Rams finally came through when it counted. Steven Jackson finally broke the touchdown jinx that hounded him all season when it counted most. Heck, even Chris Long finally managed to get a sack. Finally!
Who cares if only two percent of the country got the broadcast (really, it was lucky for them) or that the contest was being billed by Bill Simmons as "The Pooper Bowl" "The Craptastic Classic" or, my personal favorite, the "Orange You Glad You Don't Root For These Teams Bowl."
As the saying goes: a win is a win is a win. The helpless baby panda has made it up the stairs.
As for the rest of the season...
Well, there is a merciful bye week and then the steamrolling Saints come to town. Can you say massacre? Vegas can't make a spread big enough for that game.
After that the only real chances for another win are against Seattle and at Tennessee, and neither of those will be as easy as the Lions. And, as anyone who watched all for quarters saw, it wasn't all that easy against the Lions.
But enough of that. The 2009 Rams won a football game. Read that last sentence again. Pause. Take a deep breath. Now play this video and flip out: the Rams won.