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Robert Quinn, Rams’ D step up again in win over Buccaneers

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The St. Louis Rams aren’t going to the playoffs. But they’re playing good football as the season winds down.

The Rams’ defense held the Buccaneers to just 170 yards on Sunday, and St. Louis won 23-13. The win improves the Rams’ record to 7-8, including 4-2 in their last six games.

Rams defensive end Robert Quinn strengthened his case for the defensive player of the year award by recording three more sacks, giving him a total of 18 this season. And the Rams’ defense dominated the game throughout.

The Rams also got a big-time performance from their special teams: In the second half, Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein went 3-for-3 on field goals, making from 54, 25 and 48 yards. And although the offense didn’t play great, Zac Stacy did gain 104 yards, on 33 carries, including a one-yard touchdown.

The news wasn’t all good for the Rams, however, as left tackle Jake Long was carted off the field with what the team fears is a torn ACL. Long is one of the Rams’ most important players, and that’s an injury that could threaten his ability for the start of next season.

So a strong finish to this season does have that dark injury cloud over it. Still, the Rams have to feel good about where they’re going. They’re not a winning team, but they’re a tough team to beat.

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15 Responses to “Robert Quinn, Rams’ D step up again in win over Buccaneers”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 22, 2013 4:01 PM

    Well done Quinn.

  2. realfootballfan says: Dec 22, 2013 4:03 PM

    For those saying Schiano saved his job. How? He’s making the same mistake over and over again every week. Get a lead, go into an offensive shell, lose most weeks.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 22, 2013 4:04 PM

    As a Rams fan I want Quinn to win the award, but where’s Lavonte David’s love? 1 of 2 players ever with 100+ tackles, 5+ sacks, and 5+ ints and you never even hear his name.

  4. meatcarroll says: Dec 22, 2013 4:07 PM

    What case? He’s been invisible in the Rams’ most important games and their defense sucks and their team won’t even have a .500 record.

  5. labucs says: Dec 22, 2013 4:12 PM

    Fire Dominick and Schiano. End of (sad) story.

  6. fr0sted21 says: Dec 22, 2013 4:17 PM

    To the guy above, you must be a Seahawks fan..contrary to what you guys believe, there are good players outside of Seattle. If Robert Quinn played for Seattle, it would be such a love fest from Hawk fans. You guys make me sick.

  7. rhabdodontidae says: Dec 22, 2013 4:24 PM

    Cortez Kennedy won DPOY when his team was 2-14.

    Seahawk fans must think he didn’t deserve it either.

  8. janvanflac says: Dec 22, 2013 4:28 PM

    i don’t know why they don’t switch back to those yellow and blue uniforms permanently. they seem to win every time they wear them and they are as cool as their regular ones are ugly.

  9. middy8484 says: Dec 22, 2013 4:35 PM

    Meathead Carroll get your head out of your arse. You are an idiot! Just look at the facts of Quinn you nut job.

  10. rickyspanish says: Dec 22, 2013 4:45 PM

    Quinn is a beast.

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 22, 2013 4:47 PM

    i don’t know why they don’t switch back to those yellow and blue uniforms permanently. they seem to win every time they wear them and they are as cool as their regular ones are ugly.

    I have no idea why they ever switched. Those yellow and blues are the sh!t.

  12. evilglazers666 says: Dec 22, 2013 5:24 PM

    Fire Schiano! Please sell the Bucs Glazers!

  13. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 22, 2013 5:32 PM

    A tough, undisciplined 8-8 team is the hallmark of a Jeff Fisher coached team.

    On another note, you can’t blame Seahawks fans for not having any perspective, after all most of them just became “big football fans” within the last year. My favorite comment that I’ve read from one of them was “with Wilson Denver would be undefeated, with Manning we (Seattle) would be looking at the first overall pick” that’s the type of football acumen we’re looking at here.

  14. iced107 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:45 PM

    For all those future 8-8 comments coming about Fisher…..

    please remember – he lost his starting quarterback week 7.

    finishing 7-9/8-8 is damn good with Clemens at QB

  15. boyshole25 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:24 PM

    Not too bad get rid of that spermslurper Finnegan an this Is a great team to cheer for

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