Fisher, Rams dealing with 5-game winless stretch

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 19, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 20: Jeff Fisher the Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans is pictured during the NFL game against the Houston Texans at LP Field on September 20, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Texans won 34-31. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams are struggling through a five-game winless stretch. Coach Jeff Fisher reminded one of the NFL's youngest rosters on Monday that with more consistency, and perhaps a turnover or two, the tide will turn. Also, how easily chances at a victory can slip away. Fisher was critical of some officiating calls in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the New York Jets, notably a holding penalty that nullified rookie Chris Givens' 98-yard kickoff return near the end of the half that would have given the Rams a 14-13 lead. He added that rookie Rodney McLeod, whose technique was fine except for a prolonged tug of the jersey, could have given officials no reason to target him. Fisher said he probably should have given the ball more to Steven Jackson, who averaged 6.2 yards on 13 carries for St. Louis (3-6-1). ---- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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