Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/16/11
ST. LOUIS- Dealing with a right ankle injury hasn't slowed down Chris Long's pursuit of opposing quarterbacks. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Long has 12 sacks this season. His streak of six sacks in six games was broken in Monday night's 30-13 loss at Seattle. The 26-year-old Long, who has been able to increase his sack total in each of his first four years with St. Louis, leads the Rams with 12 sacks. Long has nine sacks in his past seven games. There's more to Long than just his sack totals. He leads the Rams (2-11) in quarterback pressures (13) and is tied for the team lead in quarterback hits (13) this season. His play has helped St. Louis get 35 sacks as a team this season, tied for ninth most in the NFL. All those stats are impressive, but don't mention the Pro Bowl to Long. "I don't even like talking about that really," Long said Thursday at Rams Park. "It's a great honor, but it's not really why I play the game. I can name four or five guys with bigger names and better career...
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