Fisher regime quickly producing results

Associated Press Modified: October 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm •  Published: October 5, 2012
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Amendola could be out several weeks with what the Rams have described vaguely as a shoulder injury. Amendola, who was second in the NFL with 31 receptions after Week 4, was seen pointing to his right collarbone before leaving for X-rays and could be out a month.

"Obviously, losing Danny is big," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "Everyone knows that he's a big part of our offense. A lot of what we do runs through him."

Fisher was mum on the injury, saying he'd have an injury report on Wednesday. Amendola showed his emotion before heading in for X-rays when he flung his helmet into a wall with his left arm.

"I'm not commenting on any injuries from the game," Fisher said. "It's a competitive issue. If Danny's going to miss a game, I'll discuss the timing, which I'm sure that he's going to miss a game."

The defense took the pressure off an offense that's scuffled lately. Tight end Lance Kendricks' first-quarter touchdown reception was the first TD for the offense in three games.

Bradford had one of the worst days of his career, completing only 7 of 21 passes for 141 yards and enduring an 0-for-12 funk that included an end zone interception by Patrick Peterson. There were some drops, but he also threw too high, led receivers by too much, or not enough.

"A lot of little things. It was nothing major," Bradford said. "We just never really got ourselves in rhythm. Fortunately, our guys up front were able to get the run game going in the second half when we needed it."

Bradford emerged in time to hit rookie Chris Givens, the fastest player on the team, in stride on a 51-yard touchdown pass that put St. Louis up by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. Givens had a few drops earlier in the game.

"I told him I was going to come back to him," Bradford said. "I'm never going to lose confidence in those guys. He's young, he's learning.

"Obviously, he made a great play for us when we needed it."

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