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Would the Real St. Louis Rams Please Stand Up?
December 16th, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Is Jeff Fisher half as confused by his team as St. Louis Rams fans are? The St. Louis Rams moved to 6-8 on the season with an improbable  thrashing of the New Orleans Saints Sunday. The win preserves the chance that the Rams could finish at .500 for the season. Of...

St. Louis Rams Come Out Flat, Get Pancaked in San Francisco
December 2nd, 2013 at 9:39 AM
The St. Louis Rams had a good November run to get themselves back into the NFL playoff conversation. The problem Sunday was that the calendar turned to December. The Rams came out flat, sputtering on offense and committing drive-enabling penalties that allowed the San Francisco 49ers to build a 13...

St. Louis Rams Resurgence a Reflection of Jeff Fisher
November 25th, 2013 at 9:57 AM
It looked like the St. Louis Rams were done. The month of November started with a home loss to the Tennessee Titans, the third straight for the Rams. Their record stood at 3-6, and with the playoff contending Colts and Bears coming up and Sam Bradford gone for the season,...

Tavon Austin, Defense Fuel St. Louis Rams Upset in Indianapolis
November 11th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
We told you it could happen, but even we didn't see the St. Louis Rams dominating the Indianapolis Colts the way they did Sunday. St. Louis scored every which way en route to a 38-8 drubbing of the homestanding Colts. Tavon Austin was the star of the game recording three of...

Indianapolis Colts not Looking Past St. Louis Rams
November 8th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Even though the Indianapolis Colts are cruising atop the AFC South and the St. Louis Rams appear destined for another losing season, nobody in the Colts' locker room is looking past the Rams. Listening to Colts players and coaches talk about St. Louis this week, you'd think the 1986 Bears...

St. Louis Rams Look Gift Horse in the Mouth in 14-9 Loss to Seattle Seahawks
October 29th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams had their chances. More than enough chances. The Rams were supposed to get blown out by the Seattle Seahawks. Instead, they dominated both lines of scrimmage for 59 minutes. The only problem is NFL games last 60 minutes. St. Louis set the tone early on their first...

What Can We Take Away from the St. Louis Rams Victory in Houston?
October 14th, 2013 at 8:56 AM
The St. Louis Rams have rebounded from a 1-3 start to get to .500 heading into next week's visit to Carolina. While the scoreboard showed a convincing Rams road win, a look behind those numbers shows a good number of areas the Rams need to improve on if they're going...

St. Louis Rams Parlay Houston Texans Turnovers into Victory
October 13th, 2013 at 2:50 PM
If I told you at the beginning of the game that the St. Louis Rams would get doubled in total yardage and time of possession and the offense wouldn't see the field for most of the second half, you'd expect a blowout, right? You'd be right, but not like you...

Six Key Plays Define St. Louis Rams Victory Over Jacksonville Jaguars
October 7th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
  It was certainly not a blowout by any means, but the St. Louis Rams’ 34-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars brought an exhale of relief from much of Ramsnation.  Many agreed that this game, coming off two demoralizing losses and playing at home against arguably the least talented NFL team,...

St. Louis Rams not Quite as Bad as the Jacksonville Jaguars
October 7th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
  Rams 101 contributor David Schlager shares his reactions from Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.     “Not again!  Not to the Jaguars!”   After an early deficit, St. Louis Rams fans were saying it again.   Sure it was the winless Jaguars (insert joke here) but as everyone at Rams Park would say “a win is...

St. Louis Rams Must Right the Ship or Write Off the Season
September 27th, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I know bad football. I was a Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holder during the David Shula years. David Klingler? I've see bad football. I covered the 2011 Indianapolis Colts who finished 2-14. That was some really bad football. What I saw last night from the 2013 St. Louis Rams ranks...

Things Go from Bad to Worse for the St. Louis Rams in 35-11 Loss
September 26th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
After last Sunday's debacle in Dallas, St. Louis Rams fans thought it couldn't get any worse. They were wrong.  The Rams were dominated in every phase of the game, dropping a 35-11 decision to the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams came out slinging, getting the ball up to midfield. Once again, however,...

Good News/Bad News for the St. Louis Rams
September 23rd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys is sending St. Louis Rams fans leaping from the bandwagon in droves. If you're one of those fans considering making that jump, you might want to consider looking at the Rams circumstances from all angles. Bad News: The Rams are 1-2 after two straight...

St. Louis Rams Struggle Out of the Gate in Dallas
September 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 PM
After mounting an impressive comeback in week 1 versus Arizona, and almost pulling off a comeback upset during week 2 in Atlanta, the Rams appeared to be earning a reputation as a "down to the wire", "cardiac" or second half team.  Heading into Dallas for week 3, the Rams were...

Plusses and Minuses from St. Louis Rams Loss to Atlanta Falcons
September 16th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1***In the first half of Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the St. Louis Rams could do little right. In the second half, they flipped the script and nearly pulled off an incredible comeback. Accordingly, there are good and bad things the Rams can take away from their trip...

St. Louis Rams Can’t Overcome Atlanta Falcons Big Plays in 31-24 Loss
September 15th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
 ***PHOTO1***Coming into the game, the St. Louis Rams knew they needed to avoid a quick start by the Atlanta Falcons. That didn't happen. The Rams allowed two big plays that ultimately swung the game Atlanta's way and made a determined comeback ultimately a moot point. Atlanta won the toss and elected...

Keys to the St. Louis Rams 27-24 Victory Over the Arizona Cardinals
September 9th, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Shortly before yesterday afternoon’s 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Rams 101 outlined six keys to a St. Louis Rams win: #Rams101 keys to a win against AZ: 1) Must generate pressure on Palmer 2) Keep Bradford upright 3) Get Tavon at least 10 touches on offense — Rams 101 (@Rams_101) September...

Sam Bradford Among “Elite” NFL Quarterbacks for Week One
September 9th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
***PHOTO1***It's only one week, but St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford stepped up in a major way in a moment where he was desperately needed. Bradford's performance in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals was exactly what Rams fans were looking for in the former number one overall draft...

St. Louis Rams Offense Comes Through in the Clutch for a 27-24 Victory
September 8th, 2013 at 6:41 PM
***PHOTO1***For a while in the first half, St. Louis Rams' fans were "SOR"-in. "Same old Rams." The Rams were able to overcome first half miscues and some ill-advised penalties to score a big 27-24 opening day victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The Rams first drive looked promising, but broke down with...

Six St. Louis Rams Stand Out in Victory Over Baltimore Ravens
August 30th, 2013 at 8:29 AM
  Contributor David Schlager has the recap from Thursday night's preseason finale.   ***PHOTO1*** It is a well-known fact that wins and losses in preseason do not matter.  That was proven again as the St. Louis Rams defeated the visiting Baltimore Ravens 24-21.     Yes, Baltimore is still home to the defending champs, but coach...