Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/17/11
ST. LOUIS (AP) James Hall's left forearm made the St. Louis Rams' biggest stop last week. The defensive end said he got a piece of the ball on the Cleveland Browns' botched field goal that handed the Rams only their second victory of the season. Though technically on special teams, it was the latest example of improvement on the front end of the defense, against the run and on the pass rush, that has given the Rams (2-7) a fighting chance in recent weeks. Now, they are slight favorites over the Seahawks (3-6) for Sunday's home game. The secondary has taken a hard hit with nine cornerbacks lost for the year, both starters gone after four games and stand-in starter Al Harris now on injured reserve with a knee injury sustained in the 13-12 victory at Cleveland. The Rams had six sacks three weeks ago in an upset over the Saints, three by Long. They permitted a season-low 262 total yards with three sacks in a 19-13 overtime loss at Arizona, and had two more sacks at Cleveland while g...
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