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ST. LOUIS -- Bobby Rainey scored his first two touchdowns of the preseason, leading a cluster of backups fighting for jobs on both sides in the St. Louis Rams' 24-21 victory to close the preseason on Thursday night.
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice watched from home, as did Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.
The Rams (1-3) avoided their first winless preseason since 2002 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Austin Davis to Chase Reynolds with 2:40 to go. They clinched it when Drew Thomas intercepted third-stringer Caleb Hanie at the 4 in the final minute.
The Ravens (2-2) open the NFL season next Thursday night at Denver. Coach John Harbaugh typically sits all of his regulars for the final preseason game and Hanie went the distance with second-stringer Tyrod Taylor held out.
The ultimate goal for both teams, besides deciding some jobs, was to get out of the finale unscathed.
Attendance was announced at 53,364, although the 67,000-seat Edward Jones Dome appeared about one-thi...
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford on the run against the Broncos(Photo by AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
The St. Louis Rams have started the preseason 0-3 leaving fans wondering if it is any indication of what to expect during the regular season. We always say the preseason record does not mean a thing, but it can serve as an good eye test as to how the team is performing as a whole...
Just over a week to go before the Baltimore Ravens head to the Mile High city to take on the Denver Broncos for the NFL season opener. The Ravens have been hard at work over the past month trying to compile a 53-man roster, as the team always does before the season begins. But when it comes down to Ravens’ wide receivers, the task at hand is a little more difficult than previous...
ST. LOUIS -- As a general rule, NFL players do not lose their job just because they get hurt. Seems fair enough. To get demoted because of a hamstring pull would be like penalizing a 9-to-5 worker for catching the flu.
But general rules can be broken, too.
Look at the Rams. Safety Rodney McLeod has all but taken over the starting job that belonged to Darian Stewart entering the...
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Daniels spoiled the jokes.
Final NFL preseason games are often so ugly they're funny. They're the last showing of a movie no one really wants to see once, let alone four times. Starters are sidelined after a few snaps, or kept off the field entirely. Play calling is vanilla flavored, served with a cardboard spoon.
There are penalties a plenty (sometimes...
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh thinks the team is so stocked at the wide receiver position going into the 2013 season that they're considering trading one of them, reports Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.
ST. LOUIS -- On second thought, Jeff Fisher says he is not that concerned about all the penalties the Rams committed during the preseason.
Asked Friday if he believed this weekend's roster reduction would lead to a reduction of penalties, the Rams coach answered, "Yep. I do. ... Really, I'm not that concerned. We'll get it corrected."
After the Rams were...
The final preseason game loss doesn't matter... the Ravens just found their #3 or #4 wideout...
And it's not Tandon Doss.
Meet Marlon Brown...
Ray Rice and Joe Flacco watched from home. Before the preseason finale, the Baltimore Ravens had one foot out the door.
"There's no need for an assessment for where we're at," coach John Harbaugh...
The defending Superbowl champion Baltimore Ravens have lost Jameel McClain and Kapron Lewis-Moore to the PUP list. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun is reporting both players have been placed on the reserve PUP list making them ineligible for the fist six weeks. McClain tallied 79 tackles before suffering a season-ending spinal contusion against the Washington Redskins in Week 14...
Entering the preseason, many wondered if quarterback Joe
Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens would be able to duplicate their productivity
considering so many receiver options had been lost since the end of their Super
Bowl-winning campaign, including Dennis Pitta and Anquan Boldin. While this
appeared to be a concern for the team early on, it apparently no longer is, as
First off, a confession: I didn't watch the Rams' fourth preseason game. I'm not one of those people that pooh-poohs the value of the preseason, but that last week is often a gruesome spectacle with few starters and little resemblance to actual football.
That said, we can perform a little archaeological dig through the remains before we seal the preseason up in...
The consensus around the NFL is that wide receiver is a weakness for the Baltimore Ravens as they embark on a defense of their Super Bowl title.
The organization doesn't see it the same way. In fact coach John Harbaugh revealed Friday that the Ravens consider themselves so rich in young receiver talent that they're hoping to unload one in a trade.
"We'd love for...
The NFL regular season is just days away, but we already have a minor controversy of sorts brewing. Thanks to the Orioles playing a home game the Ravens are opening the season on the road in Denver. In advance of the game the league is putting up a lot of signs--featuring Joe Flacco.
You know; the QB for the other team.
Broncos fans have let the NFL know they are...
The St. Louis Rams head into their final preseason game against Baltimore at 0-3.
Losses aside, the goal for the Rams and the Super Bowl champion Ravens (2-1) is to emerge healthy from Thursday night's game. Both teams probably have just a handful of roster spots up for grabs.
The Rams have at least one starting spot to decide with Chris Williams apparently holding an edge...
ST. LOUIS (AP) A 21-second YouTube video helped Canadian long snapper Jorgen Hus get a taste of training camp with the St. Louis Rams. That he's back on the street after the first round of cuts did not come as a surprise to anyone.
Long before the dreaded summons earlier this week, he had been appreciative of the opportunity and realistic. Hopeful also that the video accumulated...