Random Ramsdom 11/4: Rams lose much needed redemption game against Titans

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Rams continue to find inexplicable ways to lose football games and no one seems to have an explanation. Find out what is being said about the team from those who know best.

Just when you thought the St. Louis Rams couldn't possibly disappoint you any more, the Tennessee Titans made their way to town.

Playing host to their former squad, coach Jeff Fisher, Cortland Finnegan, William Hayes and Jared Cook undoubtedly were playing for more than just a typical Sunday afternoon game -- they wanted retribution, but they did not take it.

Rams turn over the win - You can look at two costly fumbles for cause of the Rams' demise, but it goes much further than that. After two solid outings against very highly-regarded squads, the run defense was gashed by Chris Johnson for 150 yards, while penalties (I know!) plagued the team throughout the game.

Post-game report card - Overall, this was a game in which St. Louis fared well. They competed and never let the game get away from them. Well, basically. The offense moved somewhat efficiently with Kellen Clemens behind center and the defense made several big plays. Obviously, running back Zac Stacy, who has emerged as a household name, earned the highest praise.

St. Louis finds another way to lose - More from the Rams' official website. For a team whose entire coaching staff appears set in stone for the near future, they sure receive a lot of warranted condemnation. Tavon Austin was inches away from potentially sending the game to overtime on a late punt return that could have gone for six. It will happen eventually.

Run defense fails - Exactly what it implies, Nick Wagoner assesses the defense's latest blunder.

Nick Wagoner's Reaction - Call him what you want, but Greg Zuerlein has now missed two essential field goals this season. No one doubts that he will bounce back; however, it is odd that through nine games a kicker known as "Legatron" has yet to attempt a kick from more than 48 yards away.

Stacy is the man - After entering week nine without a single touchdown on the ground, the Rams scored two with their young, new workhorse. Zac Stacy has been a revelation for a team who finds it nearly impossible to move the ball on offense and is quickly joining the late Rookie of the Year conversation.

NFL.com Game Center - All in all, it was a decent game, so you might as well rewatch some highlights and analyze the stats. How about that Zac Stacy?

Rams dodge a bullet with Blackmon - Jeff Fisher can tape his glasses back together with confident hindsight as Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon will watch the rest of the 2013 season from his living room couch.

Seahawks rally over winless Bucs - After trailing by 21 in a game which many pundits had already deemed "the upset of 2013," the Seattle Seahawks rallied to the chagrin of the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Led by Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, Seattle broke many hearts when they won the game in overtime. Greg Schiano may have let his last chance slip through his fingers.


NFC West implications - Some more from those who are likely the least happy about Seattle's win, the guys of Niners Nation.

Assessing Cardinals draft class - Jess Root of Revenge of the Birds takes a look at the Arizona Cardinals draft class at the midpoint of 2013.

Nick Foles wants bust in Canton - Eagles quarterback Nick Foles became the seventh player in NFL History to throw seven touchdowns in one game in yesterday's win over the Raiders. Joining Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback to do so since the late 60s, Foles is now -- once again -- a popular commodity. With two years left on his rookie contract, though, he shouldn't expect Matt Flynn-money any time soon.

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