Rams looking for saving grace in Seattle

BY LANCE PUGMIRE, Los Angeles Times Published: December 12, 2011
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The St. Louis Rams (2-10) are searching for any ounce of consolation as they head toward the end of a season filled with injuries, inconsistency and ineptness.

For Coach Steve Spagnuolo, achieving one more winning experience is the goal.

"That 15 minutes in the locker room is special," Spagnuolo told the team's website about postgame celebrations. "I know that guys have a lot of pride in that, and for me each week (the goal is) to get that feeling."

Making that happen in Monday night's game at Seattle (5-7) is a difficult proposition, given the Seahawks' improved defense and run game.

On Nov. 20, Seattle defeated the Rams in St. Louis, 24-7, sacking Sam Bradford five times.

"To think it's going to be the same, we don't want to do that," Coach Pete Carroll told reporters last week.

No, it might be more lopsided, considering Bradford's questionable ability to play through a high-ankle sprain. If Bradford has to back out, Tom Brandstater or recent addition Kellen Clemens will have to play.

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