Originally written September 11, 2012 on Football Nation:
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The St. Louis Rams put up a hard fight during the season opener to the Lions. The game even started off with a field goal kick by the rookie Greg Zurelein who had a total of three field goals. During the second quarter corner back Cortland Finnegan intercepted Matthew Stafford for a touchdown taking the Rams to halftime with a one point lead.Roger Saffold was injured during the fourth quarter causing the momentum to shift to the Lions. Tests still have to be done on Saffold, but it looks likely that he'll return in the near future. The good news is that Saffold was the only injury for the Rams. The Rams are usually injury plagued and actually had a few injuries during the opening game last season.Zurelein kicked a 46 yard field goal with 1:55 left in the game giving the Rams a 23-20 point lead. However, with ten seconds left in the game Matthew Stafford scored a touchdown giving the lions a 27-23 point win. As in previous seasons, the Rams need to learn how to score touchdowns i...
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