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By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Sam Bradford was well-protected in the St. Louis Rams' opener by an offensive line that included the newly acquired Jake Long. The Atlanta Falcons may wish they had made a bid for Long as well. Long and the Rams will get a look at a cornerstone of their past in Steven Jackson when they visit the Falcons on Sunday. The Rams hadn't started with a win since 2006, and the delight they took in Sunday's 27-24 comeback victory over Arizona was obvious. "Watching the game clock tick to zero, that's my most favorite part," coach Jeff Fisher said. "You know, we're really excited." They haven't been 2-0 since winning the NFC championship in 2001. The Rams are in position to equal that mark because their pass protection continued to trend upward last week. St. Louis gave up a league-worst 55 sacks in 2011 and 35 last season, then didn't allow any Sunday. "I can't say enough about those guys up front," Bradford said. "They played outstanding, and I think it shows that we've taken leaps an...
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