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By all reckoning, the Rams were fortunate to come away with a win against the 49ers. If not for eight points put on the board by an opportunistic defense - with help from the referees, the NFL's arcane challenge rules, and a bizarre and poorly executed option play - the Rams lose. And if that had happened, one play would have stood out above all others as the crux of the loss:
Here, with a brief rant on the play, is new writer Chad Yuhnke (@squick3n on Twitter).
Please forgive but it's been awhile since I did one of these little rant things. So this is the Rams lone TD opportunity. 4th down and inches after another Saffold false start in the red zone
To start, bad personnel group. Jackson is the lone back that can pass protect. For some reason they took him out of the game once they got inside the 10. With Pead in the game, if he's in the backfield, it means run.
Which leads to the bad play call. Schotty decides to pass, so Pead must be sent...
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Wide receiver Danny Amendola and running back Stephen
Jackson both practiced Thursday for the St. Louis Rams, while center Scott Wells
was among the players that were out for yesterday’s session.
Jackson and Amendola both missed practice Wednesday. Jackson
was sidelined due to a foot injury, while Amendola has been hampered by a
lingering heel injury.
Jackson was a full...
St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins has scored three defensive touchdowns during the previous two weeks, helping the Rams to a pair of wins.
The victories have positioned the Rams, who now have a 5-6-1 record, for a shot at making the playoffs and Jenkins is a huge reason as to why.
The guys from The Cruddy Show debated on Wednesday night whether Jenkins should indeed be...
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has announced that wide
receiver Danny Amendola is shaping up to be a game-time decision Sunday against
the Buffalo Bills, while running back Stephen Jackson is probable to play.
WR Danny Amendola (foot), LB Mario Haggan (elbow) are questionable. Coach Jeff Fisher said Amendola will be a game time decision.
— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) December...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Sam Bradford can't help but be excited about the St. Louis Rams' passing attack.
After two seasons with some of the least impressive receivers in the league, the third-year quarterback sees his options increasing with each week. His latest favorite target is rookie Chris Givens, who had a season-best 11 receptions in a 16-13 overtime victory against San Francisco...
(Eds: Updates.) By JASON YOUNG Associated Press The St. Louis Rams haven't had a defensive coordinator since Gregg Williams was handed an indefinite ban by the NFL for his part in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
St. Louis' defense also hasn't had a Pro Bowl selection since 2003, but with four games left in the regular season and faint playoff hopes still...
Rams wideout Danny Amendola was a limited participant in Friday's practice. He's questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo because of a heel injury.
Amendola will be a game-time decision and even if he plays, hell likely be on a snap count. If youre looking to use a St. Louis receiver this week, Chris Givens (16 catches, 207 yards in his last two games...
Last week: 22 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.45 (25th)
DVOA: -4.3% (20th)
Weighted DVOA: -4.5% (20th)
RG Harvey Dahl: Did not allow a pressure on 47 pass block snaps, run blocked for 7 yards on 4 attempts
WR Chris Givens: Caught 11 passes for 92 yards on 13 attempts on 43 pass snaps, 3.5 YAC per catch
LOLB JoLonn Dunbar: 10 solo tackles, 3 assists, 7 stops, 1 missed...
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