Rams QB Bradford insists he hasn't hit rookie wall
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) escapes the reach of Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sam Bradford is in a slump, throwing five interceptions and no touchdown passes the last three games combined.
The rookie quarterback insisted Wednesday he hasn't the wall mentally or physically.
He's fired up about leading a team that could secure its first playoff berth since 2004 with finishing victories over the 49ers and at Seattle.
The No. 1 pick is having one of the top statistical seasons for a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Last week, Bradford became the third player to pass for 3,000 yards, and is third on the list in attempts and completions.
He's also one of only six quarterbacks in the NFL to take every snap this season.
The Rams offense has struggled last three weeks, scoring one touchdown per game, and there's plenty of blame to go around. Bradford has been forced to run by a line that has had protection problems, and coach Steve Spagnuolo said his pass catchers haven't been getting open fast enough.
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