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Random Ramsdom: September 14: St. Louis Rams - Imperfect Game...Perfect Start

It wasn't pretty, but the Rams still managed to overcome 3 fumbles, a 57-yard punt return for a TD by Tyler Lockett and the absence of Todd Gurley and Tre Mason to upset the favored Seattle Seahawks 34-31 in overtime. I'll take a win over pretty any day!

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Rams-Seahawks at the EJD always makes for an interesting, exciting game:

A great play to tie the game with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter:

Gregg Bell looking back at the Seahawks' decision to throw on fourth and goal in the last minute of the 2015 Super Bowl...with a healthy dose of irony thrown in for good measure:

Chris Long with the perfect summation of a hard-fought win:

The fans will be calling for his release:

Russell Wilson tweeted this before the game...he must be suffering from dyslexia:

And the response from the Rams' official twitter account:

Let's hope Tavon Austin can remain a human highlight reel for the entire 2015 season:

2015 NFL Predictions: FiveThirtyEight

I'll bet the projected win total for the Rams will change after Sunday's upset victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Rams post thrilling 34-31 win over Seahawks: St. Louis Rams Official Website

Rams Insider Myles Simmons shares his thoughts on the Rams' stunning victory over the Seahawks, a game that left Coach Fisher speechless:

"I don’t know what to say. That was great."

5 Playoff Sleeper Teams For The 2015 NFL Season: Football Nation

The Rams make the list of teams who might sneak into the playoffs this season. Atlanta, Houston, Minnesota and Buffalo also make the list.

Seahawks-Rams 2-Minute Drill: The Seattle Times

Paul Barrett analyzes the key points in the game between the Rams and Seahawks. Aaron Donald (with three tackles for a loss, two sacks and three quarterback hurries) is Barrett's Player Of The Game.

Seahawks lose to Rams: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson break down the loss: SB Nation - Field Gulls

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll speak to reporters after the loss to the Rams.

Rams Down Seahawks In Overtime Nail Biter: Rams In Perspective

A complete recap of the Rams' stunning overtime win versus the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Draft Prospect Highlight Reel: WR - Laquon Treadwell - Mississippi

NFL Grades Week 1: CBS Sports

Russell Wilson threw a career-high 41 passes against the Rams, which is pretty much a recipe for disaster in Seattle. It's not that Wilson can't throw, it's that his line can't protect him. The Seahawks QB was sacked six times. Thanks to the loss, 30 percent of Wilson's career regular season losses have come when he throws 34 or more passes. Pete Carroll's decision to onside kick to start OT (or pooch it or whatever he called) is probably not going to be something that other coaches emulate.


"The Rams lost the turnover battle (3-1), only averaged 2.9 yards per carry and trailed with one minute left in regulation, but somehow still managed to win on Sunday. Jeff Fisher has to be feeling good about Nick Foles (18 of 27, 297 yards), whose first TD pass with the Rams came with 53 seconds left and tied that game at 31."

So, Seattle should pay Kam, Yes?: Sports On Earth

Kenneth Arthur takes a look at different aspects of the Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Rams. Kam Chancellor's replacement (Dion Bailey) stumbled while covering Lance Kendricks (leading to a 37-yard touchdown pass), allowing the Rams to tie Seattle with less than a minute left in the game.

20 years of ups and downs with the Rams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jim Thomas has covered the Rams since their move to St. Louis in 1995. Thomas reminisces about all the highlights and lowlights he's seen in the last twenty years.

The Rams' best win under Jeff Fisher: 101 Sports ESPN

It may not be the Rams' best win under Jeff Fisher, but it certainly ranks right up there with the most satisfying.

Led by Nick Foles, resilient Rams fight their way to victory: ESPN NFL Nation

ESPN's Nick Wagoner shares his thoughts on the Rams' victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Rams show Seahawks NFC West will be slugfest this season: Fox Sports

If yesterday's game was any indication, the other teams in the NFC West should prepare themselves for all out war when they meet the Rams, especially at the EJD.

2015 NFL Season Preview: The Onion

An irreverent look at the 2015 NFL season, which opened on Thursday night with a New England victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL List Of The Week: #2 Overall Pick Hall of Famers

1. 1939 Sid Luckman QB Chicago Bears Columbia
2. 1940 George McAfee HB Philadelphia Eagles Duke
3. 1952 Les Richter LB Dallas Texans California
4. 1964 Bob Brown T Philadelphia Eagles Nebraska
5. 1966 Tom Mack G Los Angeles Rams Michigan
6. 1975 Randy White DT Dallas Cowboys Maryland
7. 1977 Tony Dorsett RB Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh
8. 1981 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants North Carolina
9. 1983 Eric Dickerson RB Los Angeles Rams SMU
10. 1994 Marshall Faulk RB Indianapolis Colts San Diego State

The Rams have achieved mixed results with their recent #2 overall selections in the NFL Draft. Chris Long has turned out to be a fine addition. Jason Smith was a spectacular bust. The jury is still out on 2014 #2 overall draft choice Greg Robinson. Notwithstanding their most recent selections, the Rams have achieved many fine results with players selected second overall in the NFL Draft. Ten players selected #2 overall went on to become Hall of Famer's. Of those ten players, five played for the Rams at various points in their careers: Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson, Tom Mack, Bob Brown and Les Richter.

2015 NFL Triangle All-Stars: Grantland

Can Aaron Donald become the best non-J.J. Watt defender in the NFL this season?

Power-Ranking The NFL's Divisions: Grantland

The NFC West finishes third n the rankings, behind both the NFC and AFC East's.

Five tips to help women survive football season: The Sports Fan Journal

Helpful advice for both men and women, as many of us will not be seen or heard from until just after the Super Bowl concludes.

Week-by-week: Jim Thomas forecasts the Rams' season: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Thomas predicted the Rams' win over the Seahawks and figures the Rams will win 9 games this season.

In his St. Louis debut, Nick Foles was money: 101 Sports ESPN

"As for an opening-day starter making his home debut for the Rams in St. Louis, Foles stands at the top of the leaderboard with his 115.8 rating."

On This Day In Sports History

1930 - Detroit Lions (playing as the Portsmouth Spartans) play their first NFL game, winning 13-6.

1991 - Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego St. rushed for a record 386 yards against the Pacific Tigers. It's still an NCAA record for rushing yards in a game by a freshman.

The Pressers

Jeff Fisher Post Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Nick Foles Post Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Chris Long Post Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
One-On-One With Robert Quinn: St. Louis Rams Official Website
One-On-One With Tavon Austin: St. Louis Rams Official Website
One-On-One With Lance Kendricks: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Rams Win Thriller Over Seahawks In Season Opener: Fox2Now - KTVI

Game Coverage By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rams are hard to predict for Seahawks

A Russell Wilson Tweet before the Rams-Seahawks game sure stirred up the Rams:

"He’s a great quarterback," defensive end Chris Long said. "But he’s not like a Chris Berman — like the Swami — he’s not like that. He’s not a great predictor."

Special teams rally after slow start vs. Seahawks

Special teams played a crucial role in the Rams victory on Sunday against the Seahawks. Tavon Austin returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown and rookie Bradley Marquez made a critical play on a failed squib kick by Steven Hauschka.

Small but loud crowd cheers on Rams

51,792 tickets were distributed for the contest between the Rams and Seahawks. There were an estimated 45,000 fans in the stands. They were treated to a great game between two bitter rivals.

Rams stuff Seahawks in overtime

Jim Thomas shares some quick thoughts after the Rams' victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Rams thrill their diehards by edging Seahawks

"Everybody who avoided the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday afternoon missed an incredible spectacle."

St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"

The Rams have $5,763,787 in available salary cap space as of September 13, 11:00 pm, and $1,763,787 in actual salary cap space (after deducting a season-opening reserve and practice squad salaries). Check here and here for regular salary cap updates throughout the year.

St. Louis Rams Current Roster & Depth Chart

The roster and depth chart are updated to include all transactions as of September 13 - 11:00 pm.

C Tim Barnes Demetrius Rhaney
RG Rodger Saffold Garrett Reynolds
LG Jamon Brown Cody Wichmann
RT Rob Havenstein Andrew Donnal
LT Greg Robinson Darrell Williams
TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey
TE Jared Cook
WR Brian Quick Tavon Austin Bradley Marquez
WR Kenny Britt Stedman Bailey Chris Givens
RB Tre Mason Benny Cunningham Chase Reynolds
RB Todd Gurley Isaiah Pead
QB Nick Foles Case Keenum Sean Mannion
PK Greg Zuerlein
P John Hekker
LS Jake McQuaide
DT Aaron Donald Nick Fairley
DT Michael Brockers Ethan Westbrooks
DE Chris Long William Hayes
DE Robert Quinn Eugene Sims
MLB James Laurinaitis Bryce Hager
OLB Alec Ogletree Daren Bates
OLB Akeem Ayers Cameron Lynch
CB Janoris Jenkins Marcus Roberson
CB Trumaine Johnson Lamarcus Joyner
SS T.J. McDonald Mark Barron Maurice Alexander
FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis
Practice Squad Reserve/Suspended Injured Reserve
DE  Matt Longacre RB  Trey Watts CB  E.J. Gaines
DT  Doug Worthington
DT  Louis Trinca-Pasat
CB  Trovon Reed
SS  Jacob Hagen
FS  Christian Bryant
RB  Malcolm Brown
FB  Zach Laskey
TE  Justice Cunningham
OT  Isaiah Battle

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Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!