Found September 10, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Rams were driving late in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 20-20 in their season opener with the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Sam Bradford had positioned the Rams into field goal range and scampered to the sideline and slid before going out of bounds with 2:39 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. That is where the controversy began. Rather than continuing to run, the game clock mistakenly stopped for four seconds while the play clock continued to tick. This meant the Rams, who were facing a third down, had to run another play before the two minute warning which otherwise could have been avoided. Jeff Fisher told reporters on Monday that the miscue gave the Lions, in essence, a fourth timeout and ultimately gave them a better chance to eventually win the game. "In essence, Detroit was granted an extra timeout, I guess, if you want to look at it from our perspective." "There was an error, I did report it to the league, and that's a...

Fisher: Mistake by clock operator cost Rams

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says a mistake by the clock operator late in Sunday's last-second loss at Detroit gave the Lions an extra timeout that completely changed how the finish played out. The 40-second time clock started three or four seconds before the game clock resumed after quarterback Sam Bradford slid for a 3-yard gain close to the sideline. Fisher anticipated...

Rams play Lions tough but fall 27-23 in opener

Jeff Fisher hoped his St. Louis Rams could hold Detroit's powerful offense to field goals. They did a pretty good job of that - until the final quarter. Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 victory over the Rams on Sunday. St. Louis intercepted Stafford three times in the first half - returning one...

Rams lose to Lions on late TD in Fisher's debut

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Stafford made up for a shaky game by leading an 80-yard, nine-play game-winning possession that included three passes of at least 18 yards. Sam Bradford directed a go-ahead drive that set up Greg Zuerlein...

Taking Lions to wire big step forward for Rams

Losing in the final seconds at Detroit could have been another blow to the downtrodden St. Louis Rams and their beat-down fan base. It was actually a huge step forward. The Rams lost for the 66th time in their last 81 games. But it has not dimmed the Rams' newfound competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher. In 11 of their 14 losses last year, the Rams faced double...

Rams OT Saffold out at least a month

St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold will be out at least a month because of a right knee injury. Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that Saffold has a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee, but said it was not season-ending. ''He's going to miss a number of weeks. How many weeks, I can't speculate now,'' Fisher said. ''He'...

St. Louis Rams vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things We Learned

Former St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo had been known for successful defensive schemes, although they take a while for players to comprehend.Hence after a .208 winning percentage, the Rams axed him and went for top free agent coach Jeff Fisher.Fisher is the right man for the job, regardless of Sunday’s result in Detroit.The Rams lost 27-23 to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field...

Rams run out of gas in the Motor City

So close and yet so far is the recurring nightmare of the St. Louis Rams, who lost a nail biter at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday.  The Rams appeared to be on the cusp of victory against the heavily favored Detroit Lions, but eight minutes before the game was over, the Rams completely ran [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Rams @ Lions 9/9/12

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly   St. Louis 23 @ Detroit 27   September 9, 2012   @ericjuddTSHQ   The Good   Steal! Janoris Jenkins. Janoris Jenkins showed why he was one of the highest rated defensive backs coming out of college in the last few seasons. Often lining up against the otherworldly Calvin Johnson, Jenkins’ coverage ability was on full display.  He and his fellow...

Week One: Sit ‘em & Start ‘em Recap + Player Pickups

In this short post I go over the Sit ‘em & Start ‘em pick that I made before the weekend, I give a list of players who had breakout games and could be worth a waiver wire pickup.  Get a hold of me on Twitter: @Blackie_Mike Start ‘Em: (STL) Sam Bradford: 198 yards passing, TD – Despite putting up 23 points and being within minutes of a win, Sam Bradford and the Rams...

Clock error might have cost Rams a victory

The NFL office admitted officials operating the game clock made a mistake during the Rams game against the Lions on Sunday, and although the error accounted for just seven seconds, it could have cost the Rams the game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The mistake came on a play that started with 2:45 left in a game the Lions would ultimately win 27-23 in Detroit. On that...

Rams win 58 minutes against Detroit, but lose the last two

Ultimately, the Rams' upset bid of the Detroit Lions came down to this: a third-down and five play with 2:03 on the clock, just outside the red zone, tied up 20-all. Get the first down, and the Rams can control the clock and have the last shot at putting points on the board. But before we consider what the Rams did on that play, we have to consider everything that brought...
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