To the casual football fan, the St. Louis Rams didn't look too much like the lesser team in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Sure, both teams currently sit at 3-3 following the game but so do 10 other NFL franchises, including the entire AFC East. The game didn't get nationally televised thanks to the Dallas Cowboys – Baltimore Ravens battle, but it still pitted two of the up-and-coming defenses in the league against each other in a defensive affair. The Rams’ offense rolled up a season-high 462 yards — including a relatively impressive 162 on the ground — against the NFL's No.1 rush defense in the Dolphins.
Only one little problem: the Rams again found difficulty punching the ball in the end zone after crossing their opponent's 20-yard line. It took Sam Bradford almost being broken in half to get a touchdown in the red zone, a perfect representation of the fight and the struggle the team has.
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