ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Fisher can afford to gamble a bit in August. Of course, right now he's playing with Monopoly money.
The Rams were 2 for 3 on fourth down in Week 2 of the preseason, scoring one touchdown and setting up a second from the 1-yard line in a victory over Kansas City. They're 3 for 6 overall the first two games of the preseason.
In September, the Rams will cherish the points, but Fisher believes there's no need to trot out rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein for chip-shot field goals in the preseason.
Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick talented enough that the Rams released incumbent Josh Brown immediately after making the selection, scraped the right goal post on a 60-yarder Wednesday.
"Why not try to make plays on offense? That's basically it," Fisher said. "Obviously, the philosophy changes in the regular season. But I don't think we need to kick 35-yard field goals in the preseason, especially when it's fourth and less than 4."
Another possible benefit is it might help keep...