Posted December 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) The word ''playoffs'' isn't being mentioned often around the St. Louis Rams' training facility unless asked by an outsider. ''This team is focused on Buffalo. It's our next opponent,'' coach Jeff Fisher said Monday at his weekly media gathering at Rams Park. ''There's too much that could happen right now. I don't even know what the record is of some teams in the division. So, we just go play.'' The Rams have made themselves into a playoff contender - albeit an outside one - with two consecutive divisional victories. Their 16-13 overtime win against San Francisco on Sunday comes a week after winning at Arizona and leaves them as the only NFC West squad undefeated against division opponents with one game to go. St. Louis (5-6-1, 4-0-1) would need to leapfrog four teams to make the postseason, including the Seattle Seahawks, who host the Rams the final weekend of ...
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