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Rams Beat Browns 33-14...Injuries Trump Win

The Rams picked up their first preseason win, but that won't pick up the headlines. The injuries to key starters is the lede after tonight.

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Good? The St. Louis Rams picked up a preseason win, beating the Cleveland Browns 33-14, ensuring they don't go into week one of the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings looking for their first victory of 2014. Bad? The injury report may matter more than tonight's final score.

Leading the way was Sam Bradford's early exit along with the image of Trumaine Johnson being carted off the field midway through the second quarter. Additional knocks to Michael Brockers, Kendall Langford and Rodger Saffold left Rams fans holding their breath often enough to...well, go ahead and pass out. We'll still be here.

The latter three don't appear to be all that serious.  Breathe.

Bradford was able to walk off on his own. Per Adam Schefter, the tests on his ACL came back negative. Breathe.

The Rams' 2014 appears to be a season in which success is still a possibility. Exhale.

The bottom line is that CB Trumaine Johnson is seemingly out for an extended absence. Being carted off is never a situation that leads to good news. Of course, all the best from TST out to Tru,'s hoping he doesn't need well wishes.

In the end, it was an ugly first half that saw the worst outcome possible mar an otherwise positive performance from the team overall and a strong offensive showing as too many starters ended too many plays in the first half laying down on the field.

Stay tuned this week. More to come.

P.S. Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel. Calm down.