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ST. LOUIS It has become the beast in the basement. It's too large to ignore, too heavy to show the door.
Got a convention hall? The St. Louis Rams could use a place to put their elephant in the room.
There's no other way to say it: The Rams struggle to find the end zone. Touchdowns have been as easy as root canals for this group of late, and the competition won't get lighter.
"We're just focusing on finishing," wide receiver Chris Givens said. "We're not finishing our drives, and that's the biggest thing. We're focusing on that and every aspect of our game. It definitely is frustrating, because we know we're a lot better team than what we've shown."
What they showed in October wasn't much. Since sticking 31 points on the Washington Redskins in Week 2, they have broken the plane almost as often as California votes Republican.
Against the Arizona Cardinals? Two touchdowns.
Against the Miami Dolphins? One.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Rams have a tough match-up this week and are not on the same level as the 49ers.
I'm sitting at 84-49 heading into the weekend. I need to have a huge run to get over .750 for the season.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rodger Saffold was pleased to be part of the St. Louis Rams' traveling party to London - until the game began.
"I was like so happy that Coach (Jeff Fisher) let me come even though I was injured," Saffold said Wednesday. "And then afterward I'm like Why did he do this?' Standing out there on that field in the rain."
St. Louis Rams (3-5) at San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
The rule of thumb in NFC West divisional matchups is to always take the home team. Since 2007, the NFC West is 104-77 in general at home and they have not only the best ATS winning percentage of any division in football in that time period, they also have the winning home/road winning ATS percentage disparity of any division in football...
There is no mystery when the tape goes on and teams watch their opponent in preparation for that week's game. So it is that the Rams will face a team as physical as there is in the NFL when they travel to San Francisco Sunday. The 49ers have won 11 consecutive division games at home, and this season in two division wins over Seattle (home) and Arizona (road) they have allowed...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer The St. Louis Rams are getting healthier on offense heading into the second half of the season, with wide receiver Danny Amendola and tackle Rodger Saffold likely back from injuries this week and center Scott Wells returning to practice for the first time since the opener.
That's good news...
NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the St. Louis Rams by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - A week off to seriously regroup.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 27) - Riding a three-game losing streak, we'll see if a bye in Week 9 helped.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 27)
Rich Gannon (CBS SportsSiriusXM NFL Radio, 30) - Not optimistic about Rams chances...
Last week: 21 (+0)
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JASON YOUNG Associated Press It's been a rough couple of weeks for St. Louis' defense, and the Rams know it, too.
St. Louis has dropped three straight games, yielding 30 points against Green Bay and 45 against New England in its last two losses before its bye week. The Rams' points allowed average jumped nearly five points to 20th in the league...
St. Louis: You just can’t help but feel sorry for the Rams.After getting over 40 points laid on them in a beating from the Patriots in London during Week 8, the Rams bookend their Week 9 bye with a trip to division rival San Francisco for what is inevitably another thorough beatdown. The 49ers' defense is also coming off their bye, is rested, and ready to go out and win the...