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So far, the Rams appear to be a contender

So far, the Rams appear to be a contender

There’s no hiding it from Rams players. They know it’s out there. People are waiting for them to fade, waiting for the lush mirage to transform into a bone-dry sand pit.

They can’t be real. They’ve got warning-track power. They’re fake news.

But so far, with as many wins through six weeks as they had all last season, the 4-2 Rams are continually proving they are a legitimate contender.

“We found out early in the season that this is just a team of fighters,” said special teams coach John Fassel, beaming after his players accounted for all but six of the visitors’ points — including touchdowns on a kickoff return and blocked punt, a combination the club had never...

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