ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The opening kickoff has been a launching pad lately for St. Louis Rams opponents.
The last three weeks, all road games, have been about catching up for St. Louis. Denver was up 10-0, Arizona was ahead 6-0 and New Orleans had a 14-0 cushion -- all the points coming in the first two possessions.
The Rams (6-7) recovered the first two times, outscoring the Broncos 26-3 in the second and third quarters and then blanking the Cardinals the rest of the game. Last week was a different story as the Saints parlayed its quick opener and a game-changing 96-yard interception return into a 31-13 win.
Earlier in the season the trend was reversed. The Rams led 14-0 against the Redskins, 17-3 against the Chargers and Bucs and 20-3 against the Panthers, all but one of those games at home.
Next up are the Chiefs.
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