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ST. LOUIS Excuse Rams linebacker Jo Lonn Dunbar for not knowing how to react.
As Rams coach Jeff Fisher delivered the harsh truth to his team following a 36-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, it was a feeling he hadn't experienced since his rookie year in 2008.
Dunbar, a member of a New Orleans Saints team that won the Super Bowl in 2009 and made the playoffs the past three seasons, would not be making a return trip to the postseason this year.
Everybody knew it as they sat in a silent locker room Sunday afternoon. But it wasn't until Fisher came out and said it that it became reality.
"He basically said our playoff hopes are pretty much out the window, which we all knew," Dunbar said. "It's completely disappointing. That's what you play for, that opportunity to go to the playoffs and the opportunity to win a championship. I play because I love it but outside of those things, I don't know what else you play for."
Despite the fact ...
BEST OF MAXIM
We all remember Danny Amendola throwing a tirade (and his helmet) after breaking his collarbone earlier in the season.
Now healthy, the Rams receiver has resumed launching projectiles.
During Sunday's game against the Vikings, Amendola reeled in a touchdown reception and proceeded to do his best Rob Gronkowski impression, spiking the football.
Unfortunately for one helpless...
During yesterday’s Rams – Vikings game, St. Louis wide receiver Danny Amendola scored a touchdown and spiked the ball in the back of the end zone while celebrating. Unfortunately the ball hit an older gentleman in the head and apparently broke his glasses.
Hopefully the man learned that he will need to move back from the end line next time.
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Rams receiver Danny Amendola caught one of QB Sam Bradford’s three touchdown passes in St. Louis’ 36-22 home loss to the Vikings. While Amendola’s TD reception was somewhat a thing of beauty, his spikes need a bit of work, as his celebratory spike of the football bounces off the turf and nails a stadium usher right in the head.
Judging by the poor...
The St. Louis Rams are expecting to be
without offensive lineman Harvey Dahl for the remainder of the season after he
suffered what’s believed to be a torn biceps late in last weekend’s contest
against the Minnesota Vikings, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Right guard Harvey Dahl suffered what the Rams suspect is a
torn biceps late in the game and almost...
As we have previously noted on this fair website, if you happen to be near an NFL sideline...you have to keep your wits about you.
After a touchdown reception by St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, one Rams usher took his eyes away from the ball.
Watch as Amendola's spike takes away his glasses in one fail swoop:
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ST. LOUIS -- This is a reality of the new normal.
During the Steve Spagnuolo era, a trip-over-your-shoelaces effort like the one seen in the Minnesota Vikings' rout Sunday may have been excused. It may have been brushed aside as another stink bomb within a foul chapter worth forgetting. But this St. Louis Rams season has been about trying to take an aerosol can to the past...
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AA gets the official heads-up on this one...
The Rams were trying to come back in their game with Minnesota where:
1) Adrian Peterson was running like he had a plane to catch and,
2) Blair Walsh was getting the HQ a LOT of fantasy points
But part of the game showed just how dangerous celebrations could be...
Danny Amendola scored...
The St. Louis Rams are looking at another season without a postseason appearance.
Winners of three straight games before a 36-22 loss Sunday to Minnesota, the Rams had a chance of making the playoffs if they won their final three games. Now, the final two games serve mostly as a tuneup for next season.
''I don't think they're thinking about next year or the future...
We have seen some weird things happen this year in the NFL. From controversial calls by the replacement refs (and regular refs) and the sprinklers going off during the Dolphins game. Now we have this. Danny Amendola celebrates a touchdown with a traditional spike, but it gets to close to comfort for an usher who gets nailed right in the face as the football bounces up off the ground...
During the Minnesota Vikings – St. Louis Rams game, cornerback Cortland Finnegan went to tackle Jerome Simpson and went for the leg/ankle twist. From the looks of things, it appeared to be intentional. Simpson was not injured on the play but his leg was twisted almost 180 degrees.
Adrian Peterson’s 1,600 yards is 50th in league history, and he will be targeting the elite names throughout Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. A 100-yard game would put him in the top 30.
ST. LOUIS Spots are scarce. This is the time of year when the playoff race becomes a melee of gritted teeth, flying elbows and black eyes. Six slots. Many possibilities. One brawl.
Call it Elimination Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams (6-6-1) and Minnesota Vikings (7-6) meet as members of the "In The Hunt" club in the NFC postseason chase. By the end...