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Random Ramsdom: Chris and Kyle Long "Saddle Up" For Week 12

While the Chicago Bears are preparing for their Week 12 matchup against the St. Louis Rams, the Brothers Long get ready in the same manner most bros do… One-Trick-Pony Riding!

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"The Replacements." Evaluating the Backup QB’s:

2013 has been a year riddled with backup quarterback appearances. Some of them have stuck as a result of solid play, while others - like the one in St. Louis - was jettisoned into the spotlight as the team’s starter was lost to injury. Marc Sessler highlights a few of the league’s standout backups…Kellen Clemens wasn’t worthy of a mention. Should he have been?

Hall-of-Fame Semifinalist Predictions:

After revealing 126 modern-era nominees for the Class of 2014 in September, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is whittling that list to 25 semifinalists. The results will be revealed Wednesday on NFL Network during a live special, "Pro Football Hall of Fame: The First Cut," which will air at 10 p.m. ET. In the meantime, we asked NFL Media historian Elliot Harrison to predict the 25 players who will make the first cut.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, with 654,309 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2014 Pro Bowl, NFL Media announced Thursday. Fan voting for the 2014 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald's, will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones until 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 26. Robert Quinn…err… Black Lightning...needs your vote!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Finish your work day on a positive note and vote <a href=";src=hash">#Rams</a> for the 2014 Pro Bowl: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) <a href="">November 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Simply put, Jeff Fisher thinks the refs blew the call. "I personally feel like the flag went down for a reason, and it looked like a foul to me," Fisher said Tuesday, via's Mike Reiss. "So, that's my opinion. Because I was not on the sideline, obviously, I can voice my opinion [without getting fined]."

The NFC West has become one of the strongest, toughest divisions in the NFL….but it’s not the toughest. At least according to these divisional power rankings, it’s not. The AFC and NFC West grab top honors, finishing first and second respectively.

I’ve got good news and I’ve got…well…some unsuspected news. I’ll start with the good news. John Breech is picking the Rams in an upset to beat the Bears in a close one. What you may not have expected, though, is that another quarterback has emerged to lead them to victory… Kellen "Clemons."

The Seahawks have gotten off to a very impressive [NFL best] 10-1 record. They’ve still got five games remaining in their 2013 campaign, and none of their opponents will be pushovers. ESPN’s Terry Blount predicts the Seahawks will finish their year at 14-2, and their second loss isn’t courtesy of the Rams in Week 17. In related news, the Rams are two games behind the 49ers…who ya got on Monday Night Football?

Rams’ Wednesday Injury Report

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href=";src=hash">#Rams</a> Harvey Dahl (knee), Brady Quinn (hip), Cortland Finnegan (eye) and Chase Reynolds (knee) did not practice today.</p>&mdash; St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) <a href="">November 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href=";src=hash">#Rams</a> safeties Darian Stewart (foot) and Matt Giordano (thigh) were limited in practice today.</p>&mdash; St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) <a href="">November 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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"I’ll have, I am sure, a few opportunities where it will be Chris and I going against each other," Kyle said, via the Chicago Tribune. "It is going to be really weird, but I already told him, ‘Do you realize how lucky we are to have this problem?’"

After an impressive, yet somewhat surprising, 6th place ranking in PFF’s Quarter One rankings, the Rams slide ever so slightly down the offensive line rankings in Q2. Chris Williams appeared to be detrimental to their ranking [though they corrected that], but Jake Long has been playing some of his best football.

Not One, But Two, Rams Making Push For Pro Bowl: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Robert Quinn is clearly the name most often mentioned when discussing the Rams and any chance of sending a player to Hawaii. But you’re forgetting someone. The Rams most accurate passer…

Daryl Richardson - Community Player of the Week: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

After emerging as a key running back last season, Daryl has also emerged as a key contributor to the Rams’ off the field efforts. In addition to participating in a variety of the team’s community outreach efforts, Daryl is also spearheading some of his own community initiatives focused on working with kids.

Where Does Clemens Rank Amongst Backups: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie Miklasz will admit that he didn’t expect to be impressed by Kellen Clemens, following Sam Bradford’s season-ending injury. He’s played better than expected, though. Bernie then goes on to rank the league’s backup QB’s. He’s impressed…but places Clemens in the bottom quarter of his backup QB rankings.

The Rams Still Have Playoff Aspirations: St. Louis Post Dispatch

As a Rams fan, there have been moments throughout the season which may have forced you to choose between "gutting it out" or "preparing for the draft." Regardless, the team has not given up hope on a push for the postseason. The Rams - who find themselves in last place in the NFC West - also find themselves two games out of second place. Ill ask you again, who will you be cheering for on Monday night [49ers at Redskins] if the Rams find themselves winners on Sunday?

It’s not often you see the Rams being picked to win on Sundays [or the occasional Monday]. Not only are the Rams heading into Sunday as one-point-favorites, but they’re making believers out of the SB Nation expert panel.

Rather than just sit on the bench and wait his turn, Stedman Bailey has made an impact in other areas to prove to the coaches what he can do, and that he is willing to do anything to make that point. Bailey has played a lot of special teams this season on the punt return and kick return units a spot in which that he is forced to tackle, something he wasn’t asked to do at West Virginia.

We've had the Manning Bowl with Peyton and Eli and the last Super Bowl was hijacked by the Harbaugh family. Now on Sunday, we'll witness "Long Bowl I" when Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams lines up opposite his brother, Chicago Bears tackle Kyle Long

The only quarterback from the 2002 NFL draft to take a snap this season, McCown has emerged as the league's poster boy for perseverance and is partly responsible for making the playoffs still possible for the Bears. Dave McGinnis, McCown’s head coach during his first two years in the NFL, is proud of him…

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