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Until the disaster that was New England, all seven Rams contests had been one-score affairs at some point in the fourth quarter. Win or lose, the coach Jeff Fisher’s club had played with energy, attitude, and focus. One could look at almost every area of the team and see improvement compared to recent seasons, particularly on defense.
Then came that 45-7 loss to the Patriots at Wembley Stadium, in which the Rams were embarrassed across the board.
Upon returning from their bye weekend Tuesday, the Rams will work on showing that New England was an aberration, not a sign of things to come. Easier said than done considering five of the remaining eight contests are on the road, where Fisher’s Rams have yet to win.
The Rams open the second half at San Francisco, a Super Bowl contender and home of the league’s top-ranked defense. At the midpoint of 2012, here’s a look by position at what’s happened and what needs to happen.
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