ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Forget that the Rams lost 27-26 at Denver on Saturday night and remain winless in the preseason. First, the preseason doesn't matter.
More important, the Rams had plenty to like about what took place against the Broncos.
Start with right tackle Rodger Saffold. In his return from a dislocated left shoulder, he was able to play the entire first half when the Rams thought he might only go a series or two. Because Saffold is switching positions from left tackle, he needs as many game-like repetitions as he can get, and he had not gotten many after injuring his shoulder on his second play of the preseason opener. The Rams initially thought Saffold might miss all of preseason games two and three but he was back for No. 3 and played well.
"He surprised us and he surprised himself," coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday at his day-after presser. "Playing with a brace, he probably was a little restricted in the run game than in the pass game. He was spot on from an assignment stand...