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Week 13 Review – St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

Wow, what a game. It may not have been the prettiest St. Louis Rams win ever, but it certainly was the grittiest. Notwithstanding all of the things that did not go well for the Rams, they still found a way to pull out a victory over the hated San Francisco 49ers. I realize that many […]

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Finally! Rams kick and claw their way past the 49ers

It took three weeks and almost 150 minutes of football, but a winner was finally declared in the 10-quarter-long grudge match between the St Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers. And Jeff Fisher's Rams, bloodied and wearied after this heavyweight battle more than went the distance, have their clenched fists up in the air after […]

Week 13 Preview – St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

  I usually try to look for something unique to discuss in the preview. However, the game plan this week is so obvious; I am just going to go with it. In fact, if you look back a few weeks, you might see a very similar preview. Nothing set forth below will guarantee a Rams […]

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Sam Bradford and his supporting cast: Some perspective, please!

For three years now, Rams fans have been told to have patience with Sam Bradford. We have all heard the excuses, new offensive coordinator (each year), no quarterback coach (last year), terrible quarterback coach (first year), wide receivers that can’t get separation (all three years), wide receivers that can’t get deep, and, of course, inconsistent […]

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Greatest No On Turf: an open letter to Rams fans

As I woke up this morning, I entered the Rams’ Twitter contest to win a signed Dick Vermeil mini-helmet, a totem embodying memories of the greatest era in St. Louis Rams history. The question to qualify for the prize was even based on the Rams’ meteoric rise under Vermeil, asking for the disparity in the […]

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Rams defense reawakens in win over Cardinals

Sam Bradford completed only seven passes against the Arizona Cardinals in their first meeting, only eight in their second. But he'll take winning by two touchdowns apiece any day of the week. For that, he has his defense to thank.  After playing so soft over the last month that they could have been cast in […]

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Know your enemy: Q&A on Rams-Cards II

When the Rams last met the Arizona Cardinals, the birds stood atop the NFC West with a surprising 4-0 record. However, when we talked to Seth Cox of TSHQ at the time, he was not yet ready to start opening champagne bottles. As it turns out, he was right to put the celebrations on hold. […]

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Rams 2013 draft options: an early look at the first round

As the NFL Draft becomes a year round affair, it’s never too early to talk who might be receiving a congratulatory shake from the ‘Stache come late April to inform them they’ll be donning the Ram horns. Presuming the Rams finish the season around 5-10-1 and the Redskins finish around 6-10, St. Louis will have […]

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Sam Bradford vs Eli Manning on the franchise quarterback growth curve

As the St Louis Rams' record continues to slide following a heartening 3-2 start to the season, Sam Bradford's progression on the "elite quarterback growth curve" is receiving increasing scrutiny. Whether he has a strong game (275-2-0 versus the 49ers) or a weak one (170-2-1 vs the Jets), unless the Rams win the criticism will […]

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Sam Bradford: a see-it, throw-it quarterback

One of NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell's most common critiques of quarterback play is an inability to make anticipation throws, to know when the receiver will come open before you throw the ball, and have the ball be there when he does. He has a term for quarterbacks who don't make these plays: "See-it, Throw-it […]

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Rams lose a game, and their momentum, vs the Jets

It was easy to look at the good work the Rams offense did against the 49ers, and call it a turning point. Earlier in the week, we outlined six signs of offensive success that the Rams were capable of repeating. Sam Bradford and the offense utterly failed at four of those six factors, and it […]

Week 11 Preview – St. Louis Rams vs. New York Jets

  The Rams must win this game against the New York Jets at home. On the road, I could live with a loss, but at home, we must win. The “must” part is not arising from a fantasy that we are a far superior team to the Jets. There are no teams in this league […]

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Fantasy football: Rams defense a sneaky good play vs Jets.

With the Jets' offense in a disjointed haze, and the Rams' defensive line racking up sacks by the dozen, you have to think the men in horns might make a pretty good fantasy pickup this week. But you don't have to listen me, hear what the experts have to say. Here's a take from C.D. […]

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Six signs of improvement from the Rams’ Offense

  Before the bye week, the Rams offense was in a bit of a funk. They couldnt finish enough drives to put the pesky Dolphins away or hang with the Packers, and got absolutely shut down by the Patriots after poking the bear with a 7-0 lead. Predictable questions resurfaced about Sam Bradford's ceiling and […]

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Real talk on the New York Jets with Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com

As an entertainment job, there aren't many beats better than covering the New York Jets. As a sportswriting job, there aren't many worse. The records of the Rams (3-5-1) and Jets (3-6) are very similar, but the surrounding storylines couldn't be more different. It’s all about expectations. The Rams' narrative tells of a new coach, […]

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