Alec Ogletree

Rams still getting big plays from special teams

Rams still getting big plays from special teams

Special teams came up big again, but it was not enough to help the Rams avoid a 43-35 defeat by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at the Coliseum

Early in the third quarter, after the Rams scored a touchdown to cut a 10-point halftime deficit, Mike Thomas blocked a punt and Blake Countess returned the ball for a touchdown to put the Rams ahead 28-24.

It was the third blocked kick by the Rams in the last two games. The Rams blocked an extra point and a field-goal attempt in last week’s victory at Arizona.

The Rams also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6.

Thomas, a receiver, was a special teams standout last season as a...

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