Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  By STAN McNEAL  |  Last updated 8/30/13
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams beat the defending Super Bowl champions, led Peyton Manning 20-10 at the half and limited Aaron Rodgers to a pair of field goals. A pretty impressive preseason, you say. But hold on. They also were shredded by Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, run over by Packers rookie Eddie Lacy, finished 1-3 and seemed to rarely go more than two consecutive series without a fumble or a penalty (including 17 against the Ravens). Not too promising then, huh? Well, tough to say that, too. In the silly season known as the NFL preseason, the main goals seem to be guarding your playbook and limiting the number of blown-out knees and wrecked shoulders. From that perspective, Jeff Fisher and his Rams enjoyed a virtually perfect preseason. Only one starter, right tackle Rodger Saffold, suffered an injury (dislocated shoulder) and he returned a week ago. Because he missed all of the second preseason game, Saffold was one of just a few starters who played in the Rams' 24-21 ...
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