There is bad football, and then there is bad football. á Against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, the St. Louis Rams were the epitome of offensive ineptitude. á The Rams were held to 177 yards with only 10 first downs in the 35-0 defeat. ItÆs the second time in four games the Rams have been shut out. á They're averaging an NFL-worst six points per game. á Besides a very good San Francisco defense, the Rams were also held in check by their own play. á Seemingly, every time the Rams went forward, a penalty would bring them back. á The Rams set the stage for the mistake-riddled afternoon on the opening kickoff. á Danny Amendola returned the kick 94 yards to the San Francisco 2, but a holding penalty on Anthony Smith negated the runback. á The Rams repeatedly hurt themselves with penal ...
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