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Quick Five Recap: Playoff Hopes Effectively Gone As Rams Lose To Ravens

Stop me if you've heard this before.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Penalties? They're working on that.

The blocking? They're working on that.

The passing game? They're working for that.

It's been three and a half years, and the Rams still seem to be needing an entire offensive overhaul to be successful. In yet another game they could have won, they fell apart with an exhausted defense and an inept offense trying to seal the game when they can hardly pick up a first down before punting.

It's almost a joke at this point - after trading for two QBs this off-season, drafting two more in the last two years, drafting half a dozen runners, starting over twenty different players on the offensive line and completely replacing the receiving corps save for Lance Kendricks, Jeff Fisher still is leading one of the worst offenses in the entire NFL.

In fact, they've only gotten worse since he started. How is that even possible?

The Rams are effectively out of the playoff conversation (they're behind Washington, they of RG3 fame. How'd that work out?). It's sad, because even after all the heartache of the last three weeks, they'd only be a game out of the wildcard if they won. Maybe next year - they're working on it, after all.

The Usual Suspects

This time, we're going to do things a little differently. I'm going to list nine people, and you're going to decide how they did with your votes. Here are your options:

Greg Robinson: He of holding lore. His holding penalty was a light one this week, but he needs to pick it up quick - 2nd pick overall is a draft position you expect early dominance from. That's not the case here.

Tavon Austin: Austin was a no-show in his hometown and added a muffed punt that ended up giving the Ravens a field goal.

Todd Gurley: Gurley had a touchdown but had a tough time running against the Ravens. Terrible blocking can do that to you.

Lance Kendricks: Kendricks notched his second touchdown of the year and also chipped in for a great block on Tavon Austin's only meaningful sweep play.

Jeff Fisher: He of infinite 7-9 seasons, penalties and offensive ineptitude. Bonus: left Case Keenum in the game with a concussion.

Case Keenum: 'Spark Provider'. Did anything but provide a spark with an inept showing and multiple fumbles. Left the game stayed in the game concussed, lost a fumble to end the Rams chances of victory. Likely questioned why they were still playing the Ravens on a Wednesday at that point.

Bradley Marquez: Marquez had a great stop on punt coverage to keep the ball at the one yard-line and also had a huge reception called back because of a joke of a penalty on Kenny Britt. He's the most reliable receiver on the team and has made an impact whenever he's called upon to do so.

Mark Barron: Barron made some good plays on defense and has done a good job filling in for the injured Alec Ogletree.

Aaron Donald: Donald did Donald things yesterday. It's what we've all come to expect from one of the most dominant players in the league.

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