Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/24/12
TAMPA -- The St. Louis Rams are finishing the 2012 season in impressive fashion, even though their efforts won't result in a playoff berth. The Rams' defense stifled the ailing Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sacking Josh Freeman five times and intercepting four of his passes in a 28-13 win Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. St. Louis (7-7-1) won for the fourth time in five games. However, with the Minnesota Vikings beating the Houston Texans on Sunday, the Rams were eliminated from playoff contention. "This team is very resilient," Rams running back Steven Jackson said. "Our defense is tenacious. They are going to create turnovers. They are going to get after the passer, and they are going to make it tough on the opposing offense." St. Louis offensive tackle Rodger Saffold said the win helped ease the pain of a defeat the last time the Rams traveled to Tampa, in 2010. "We lost by one point. It was terrible. It was absolutely terrible. I can definitely say that this is a better team a...
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