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Rams felt bullied by the Ravens

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith catches a 41-yard touchdown pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith catches a 41-yard touchdown pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam

(FootballStL) -- Only one word seemed best to describe how the St. Louis Rams felt following a 37-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  That word is “bullied.”

“I felt the Ravens’ defense were trying to be bullies,” Rams running back Steven Jackson said.  “I felt they were trying to do an intimidation factor, and that’s not something that we’re going to be victims of.  You don’t let anyone, especially in your house, come and push you around and kick you around, and I wanted that translation. Regardless of the scoreboard, regardless of whatever the situation is, if you’re a starter, if you’re not a starter, if you’re hurt, regardless, we don’t stop fighting.”

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford says the team understood that was how the Ravens were going to play, but the Rams did not help themselves early in the game.

“We know that was kind of their M.O. as a team,” Bradford said.  “When we put it the way we did in the first half and let the game get out of control.  It makes it tough when you try to fight back in the second half like that.”

The Rams went into halftime down 27-0 as the Ravens were on their way to a franchise-record 553 yards of total offense.  The Ravens had 406 yards of total offense in the first half.  The Rams also committed eight penalties for 117 yards.

by Scott Bierman, FootballStL

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