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Rams' defense went from zero to porous in final minutes of loss to Dolphins

Rams' defense went from zero to porous in final minutes of loss to Dolphins

The Rams defense threw a perfect game for 54 minutes Sunday, sacking Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill four times for a loss of 30 yards, delivering several bruising hits on receivers and running backs while shutting out a team that averaged 29 points in its previous four games, all wins.

“It don’t mean nothing now,” strong safety T.J. McDonald said after a fourth-quarter collapse led to a 14-10 loss and some serious soul-searching in the Rams’ locker room. “We’ve got to look at ourselves in the mirror. It’s tough, man, to go from one extreme to the other.”

There was plenty of blame to go around, from the personal-foul penalties on linebacker Alec Ogletree and tackle Aaron...

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