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Losing in the final seconds at Detroit could have been another blow to the downtrodden St. Louis Rams and their beat-down fan base.
It was actually a huge step forward.
The Rams lost for the 66th time in their last 81 games. But it has not dimmed the Rams' newfound competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher.
In 11 of their 14 losses last year, the Rams faced double-digit point deficits entering the fourth quarter. On Sunday, they actually had a fourth-quarter lead against a 10-win playoff team last year.
No doubt it's a confidence-builder heading into the home opener Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
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After an exciting but tragic loss to the Detroit Lions, the St. Louis Rams will head home to take on the media frenzied Washington Redskins. The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will play host to Robert Griffin III and the revitalized Redskin offense. Coming off a 40 point opener, and a big win against the New Orléans Saints, Washington is favored against an injured Rams team. ...
Last week: 12 (+0)
And here’s the other half of the controversial prediction. On one hand, I nailed the Rams/Lions game. The Rams showed they were a better team than last year on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, my prediction of the Rams in the playoff only makes sense if the 49ers don’t prove me wrong. If Alex Smith improbably becomes a true franchise quarterback...
ST. LOUIS Brandon Gibson is oblivious to the tectonic shift around him, and that might be good for a guy tossed into the pressure cooker of having to prove himself again. Clean slate. No memories. Just play.
I try not to worry about it, said Gibson, in his fourth season as a St. Louis Rams wide receiver, when asked about job-security risks as a Billy DevaneySteve Spagnuolo holdover...
In a minor move this morning, the Rams have agreed to terms with quarterback Kellen Clemens on a non-guaranteed contract, upgrading their depth at the position and pushing rookie Austin Davis back to the third string spot.
Clemens previously held the primary backup spot behind starter Sam Bradford, but with his previous deal calling for a $700,000 salary, St. Louis elected to release...
After watching two offensive lineman go down and seeing quarterback Sam Bradford get sacked on three occasions, it did not take long for the St. Louis Rams to make a roster move to accommodate the risk of carrying just two quarterbacks behind a shaky and injury riddled offensive line.
The Rams have brought back quarterback Kellen Clemens. The Rams now have three quarterbacks...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold had very limited duty in practice Wednesday, three days after being carted off the field with a significant neck injury that landed him in a Detroit hospital.
That was enough for worried teammates.
"It's great to see him out there," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "It's extremely scary anytime...
ST. LOUIS Sam Bradford refuses to let this be about him. He chooses not to hear the chatter. He tunes out comparisons to rookie Robert Griffin III, the unwanted static, because failing to do so would be a distraction.
He says he doesnt pay attention to the media as he faces a scrum after practice. The statement shows his scars. Its Wednesday afternoon in the locker room at Rams...
So close and yet so far is the recurring nightmare of the St. Louis Rams, who lost a nail biter at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday. The Rams appeared to be on the cusp of victory against the heavily favored Detroit Lions, but eight minutes before the game was over, the Rams completely ran [...]
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...