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A Turning Point: Quantifying the Rams’ Rapid Improvement

As the Rams prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers in the first of their divisional rematches, it's a good time to look at how different this team is now. Not just in personnel, but in attitude and in play. One need look only at the scoreboard over the last two weeks for the easiest […]

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Triple-threat running attack mauls Bears in a 42-21 win

It's safe to say that the Rams have found a new identity in their two-game winning streak. Perhaps better said, they've found an old one.  After opening the season without a known commodity starting at running back, the Rams invested heavily on the perimeter to prepare for an aerial assault helmed by an efficient Sam […]

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Today, We Spell Redemption R-A-M

In the midst of what can be described as nothing other than a "lost season," the Rams have faced critique from every direction, especially from within their own fan base. What's wrong with Brian Schottenheimer's play-calling? Why is the Rams' defense so soft? Why hasn't Tavon Austin lived up to his billing? Why didn't the […]

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Rams lost a game of caveman football to the Titans

The most primal weapon in football is the ability to run the ball. NFL passing attacks are damn close to rocket science, but running the ball — or stopping the run — can be understood by humanity's hairy ancestors. Hit. Wham. Clobber. Get up and do it again. Trickery in the run game amounts to […]

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Behind Enemy Lines: Titans Scouting Report from TotalTitans.com

As the Rams prepare to face off at home against the Tennessee Titans, even in their weakened state, I believe many fans have this game tentatively circled as a win. However, Jeff Fisher's former team is showing surprising signs of life, coming off the bye week with a 3-4 record and only giving up a […]

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Rams-Seahawks: the gutpunch no one saw coming

On Monday night against the massively-favored Seattle Seahawks, Jeff Fisher, Zac Stacy and the Rams defense started brewing up a massive upset. But just when this heady home-brew started smelling just about right, just when the whole house was ready to party, the dog jumped up and kicked the whole hot, smelly mess all over […]

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Rams-Seahawks: how much magic can Kellen Clemens conjure?

I was asked a question, one that has been bedeviling me all week long. How can the Rams beat the Seahawks? The people asking me are the fine folks at Covers.com, and as far as I know, they weren't trying to be mean. Because, really. Without Sam Bradford and with our defensive coverage schemes in […]

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Three ways the Rams can improve, even without Sam Bradford

Jeff Fisher stood at the press conference podium in the aftermath of the team's biggest loss of the season, and reaffirmed his commitment to Sam Bradford for the 2014 season. The damage to his knee appears to be non-catastrophic and fully rehab-able. Kellen Clemens will take the reins in the short term, and the Rams […]

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Contemplating a season without Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford has been a lightning rod in St Louis, as any team's quarterback will be. Especially when that team struggles with consistency, and hasn't made the playoffs in years. Fans have chided him for holding the ball too long, and for throwing it too quickly. Fans have berated his lack of deep passes, and […]

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Rams lose themselves and their quarterback in Carolina. Also, the game.

The Rams found their identity last week against the Houston Texans — build a physical foundation with the run, take advantage of opportunities on defense, play smart football and let big plays make the difference in the game.  Or so we thought.  It can be argued that the true identity of the Rams showed itself […]

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Rams have a get right game in Houston

Here's how long it's been since it's been since the St Louis Rams had a game like this: my five year old son has never done so many touchdown dances in one day. In fact, he ended up injuring himself as the Rams went up 38-6 in the 3rd quarter. He may be a game-time […]

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Behind Enemy Lines: Texans Scouting Report from StateOfTheTexans.com

If you go looking for lists of the NFL's most disappointing teams so far in the 2013 season, you'll likely find the 2-3 Houston Texans and the 2-3 St Louis Rams. We've dissected the issues that have been baffling the Rams, but how have the Texans fallen to this lowly level after making the playoffs […]

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Rams keep Jaguars at bay (pitchforks and torches, too) with a win

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program. I've been given a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the service. [Details] Call it sloppy. Call it a glorified practice against a team in the Teddy Bridgewater draft sweepstakes. Call it an afterthought for St Louisans compared […]

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How Important is Cortland Finnegan to the Rams’ Pass Defense?

As the St Louis Rams gear up for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they will have to take the field without Cortland Finnegan, who is nursing a hamstring injury. "Good," many fans will say, and point to his absurdly high passer rating against this season, or take the long view and point out his […]

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