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Rams at a loss for words after dismal performance vs. Niners

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(FootballStL) -- There’s no sugar coating it now.  Not anymore.  After a 35-11 drubbing at the hands of the 49ers for the Rams third consecutive loss, things are quickly spiraling in the wrong direction. 

The Rams can’t run the football (18 yards on 19 carries), can barely pass the football (59.2 QB rating for Sam Bradford), they certainly can’t stop the run on defense (153 yards to Frank Gore after surrendering 175 last week to DeMarco Murray) and aren’t stopping the pass much either.

“In the NFL you can’t just expect things to magically get fixed for you.  You either solve the problems that you have or no one’s going to solve them for you,” Chris Long said.  “We’re going to have to get tough in here.  We’re going to have to get detail oriented.  We’re going to have to hold each other accountable, make plays and dig our way out of this hole because no one is going to do that for us.”

Now is the time, they say, to really look deep within and find out what they are made of.

“I hope everyone takes these few losses personally, take a look in the mirror and ask what they can do to make this team better,” Chris Givens said.  “I feel like if we all do that and come out with that attitude in practice next week then we’ll be fine.”

“I think the frustrating thing is the past two weeks our performance I feel like we should be playing at a much higher level than we have,” Sam Bradford said.

The Rams next play the Jacksonville Jaguars at home on October 6th.  So the schedule does get a little bit easier from here.

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