Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/28/12
It was a tough loss for the Rams and a great win for the Patriots.  Sadly my preseason prediction that the Rams would win didn't come true.  Below are five things that we learned from the game.Bradley Fletcher Needs To GoHe has been playing for the Rams since 2009 but isn't very good.  Today he cost the Rams a lot of penalties.  Fans are now very upset with Fletcher and see him as more harmful then good for the team.With Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins now on board Fletcher is no longer needed.  Hopefully he can be traded for a good wide receiver.The Patriot Defense Is WeakThe Patriots have a great offense and the offense did all of the work today.  The Patriots defense only got 10 fantasy points.The Rams Keep FumblingYup! It happened again.  The Rams had two fumbles during the game.  The Rams have fumbled at least twice in every game since beating the Cardinals.  The Penalties Don't StopIt has been rare for the Rams not to get plaged with penalties this season.  Last week the Rams had 12 penalties against them.  This week they had another 12 penalties against them. The Rams had 102 penalty yards.  That's very costly.Rams Need Big PlaysThe Rams had the ball for 31 minutes during the game.  The Patriots had the ball for just under 29 minutes.  However, they had 55 plays to New Englands 66.  They also had 17 first downs to New Englands 27.  They also had less yardage then the Patriots.  The Patriots had 473 yards to the Rams 326.  
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