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While not eliminated from playoff contention, the St. Louis Rams are very close to seeing their postseason hopes end - something that's already happened for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Rams look to get back on track after a damaging loss with their fourth win in five games when they visit the sinking Bucs on Sunday.
A three-game win streak bolstered St. Louis' chances to end an eight-year postseason drought, but the Rams couldn't continue their late roll last week, falling 36-22 to Minnesota.
With four 8-6 teams also contending for the final NFC playoff berth, the Rams' chances are extremely faint, and St. Louis (6-7-1) may be relegated to trying to finish above .500 for the first time since 2003.
"We're going to try to get better these next few weeks," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "Win two games and build on that going into next year."
Bradford threw for a career-high 377 yards and three touchdowns last week, and he'll next face ...
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Sam Bradford has never cared much for numbers and statistics.
So the St. Louis Rams quarterback was surprised to find out he has been sacked in 30 successive games, the longest current streak in the NFL.
''That's great to know, thanks,'' he chuckled.
Bradford, the top overall pick in the 2010 draft, has endured his share of bumps and bruises this season, having...
The St. Louis Rams are expecting to be
without offensive lineman Harvey Dahl for the remainder of the season after he
suffered what’s believed to be a torn biceps late in last weekend’s contest
against the Minnesota Vikings, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Right guard Harvey Dahl suffered what the Rams suspect is a
torn biceps late in the game and almost...
St. Louis linebacker James Laurinaitis thinks it's about time Rams running back Steven Jackson got more recognition for his long, productive career.
On Sunday, Jackson became the 27th player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards when he ran for 73 yards in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota.
Laurinaitis, who leads the Rams (6-7-1) with 153 tackles, believes Jackson hasn't gotten...
It was reported that after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were blown out by the Atlanta Falcons 41-0, a member of the Bucs privately remarked “Can we send these coaches back to college?“
Ronde Barber is now firing back at the report by ProFootballTalk.com, saying that it's not true at all.
"Somebody said what?'' he said, when told of the comment by The Tampa...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer Tampa Bay's postseason hopes have slipped away during a four-game losing streak that's also raised questions about whether Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' quarterback of the future.
The fourth-year pro is closing in on becoming the first 4,000-yard passer in franchise history. Still, his inconsistency has created...
Pickups of the WeekDanny Amendola, WR, Rams (50.4 percent owned in ESPN standard 10-man leagues)Week 15 stats: 6 rec, 58 yards, 1 TD, 12 TargetsAmendola is back receiving a high amount of targets from Sam Bradford and faces a league-worst Buccaneers pass defense that was just demolished by Drew Brees and Nick Foles. The Aqib Talib-less secondary is just as horrible as you think it...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams are looking at another season without a postseason appearance.
Winners of three straight games before a 36-22 loss Sunday to Minnesota, the Rams had a chance of making the playoffs if they won their final three games. Now, the final two games serve mostly as a tuneup for next season.
"I don't think they're thinking about next year...
Before Week 15, there were eight victims of the NFL grind, and with arguable exceptions, they were all declared 'dead men walking' quite some time ago.After Week 15's slate of games, there would be another quartet of lifeless masses heaped upon the Football Nation Morgue, all with just a smidgen more optimism than that original group of tagged-and-bagged cases.As these...