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Sam Bradford has never cared much for numbers and statistics.
So the St. Louis Rams quarterback was surprised to find out he has been sacked in 30 successive games, the longest current streak in the NFL.
''That's great to know, thanks,'' he chuckled.
Bradford, the top overall pick in the 2010 draft, has endured his share of bumps and bruises this season, having been sacked 35 times to tie the Bears' Jay Cutler for fifth highest in the NFL. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has gone down a league-high 45 times.
On Sunday, Bradford was sacked four times for 32 yards in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota that all but eliminated the Rams from postseason contention.
The last time the Oklahoma product escaped a game unscathed was Nov. 21, 2010, in a 34-17 loss to Atlanta.
The sack string doesn't bother Bradford, although he would obviously like to see it end as soon as possible. The Rams (6-7-1) close the season on the road at Tampa and Seattle.
''When you do...
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ST. LOUIS Like most fathers of six kids, Scott Wells expects Christmas morning to be quite the show at his home. Wrapping paper will fly. There will be few hours of sleep. At some point during the blizzard of activity near the tree, he'll give thanks for three gifts.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis linebacker James Laurinaitis thinks it's about time Rams running back Steven Jackson got more recognition for his long, productive career.
On Sunday, Jackson became the 27th player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards when he ran for 73 yards in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota.
Laurinaitis, who leads the Rams (6-7-1) with 153 tackles, believes Jackson...
While not eliminated from playoff contention, the St. Louis Rams are very close to seeing their postseason hopes end - something that's already happened for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Rams look to get back on track after a damaging loss with their fourth win in five games when they visit the sinking Bucs on Sunday.
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Net points per drive: -0.43 (26th)
DVOA: -5.1% (19th)
Weighted DVOA: -5.2% (18th)
It’s week 16 and the Rams are still mathematically alive for a playoff spot, even in the tougher NFC. It’s not an accomplishment for most teams, but given this team’s recent history, it is for them. They’ve definitely played some decent football this year and...
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It's championship week for most of you, and our Position vs. Fantasy Defensive Points Allowed tool can help with tough matchup calls.
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