Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

Sports 05/24/19, 01:34

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald once again trained this offseason by dodging knives.Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real.The two-time reigning AP defensive player of the year for the Los Angeles Rams is always searching for out-of-the-box ways ...

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

Football 05/02/19, 17:50

Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018.And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked.Johnson was limited to 10 games last season, and after the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention in mid-December, he went on injured ...

Rams sign longtime Packers LB Clay Matthews to 2-year deal

Football 03/19/19, 21:25

Linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, returning to his native Southern California after a decade with the Green Bay Packers.The 32-year-old Matthews set the Packers franchise record with 83½ sacks over his 10 seasons in Green Bay. The former USC star ...

Super Bowl Matchups

Football 01/31/19, 11:33

The previous time the Rams played in a Super Bowl, the opponent was New England. It didn't work out so well for the then-St. Louis team.The Patriots, of course, have made a habit of being in the NFL championship game — this is their eighth since that 2002 victory over ...

Chasing Brady: Donald, Suh to lead Rams’ Super Bowl pursuit

Football 01/30/19, 15:09

Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.Nickell Robey-Coleman preferred the game at ...

No reputation remake for Suh in Los Angeles

Football 01/29/19, 16:30

Ndamukong Suh says he has not gone about trying to remake his reputation in his first and perhaps only season with the Los Angeles Rams.The mammoth defensive tackle and three-time All-Pro was notorious for racking up fines and suspensions that cost him over $400,000 in his first five seasons, all ...

Media night more like a mosh pit and Mardi Gras

Football 01/28/19, 21:10

Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL's version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music.It's a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes.It's a slow-motion stampede conducted mostly by quasi-media members or outright impostors.Some Los Angeles Rams players and coach Sean McVay sat at podiums Monday night, ...

Update: Rams beat Patriots in ‘Madden 19’ simulation

Sports 01/28/19, 12:24

The Latest on Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta (all times EST):12:20 p.m.The Los Angeles Rams are a slight underdog against the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl.But EA Sports begs to differ.In the video game maker's simulation of the NFL's championship game on "Madden NFL 19," the Rams defeated ...

Super Bowl Matchups

Football 01/24/19, 15:38

The previous time the Rams played in a Super Bowl, the opponent was New England. It didn't work out so well for the then-St. Louis team.The Patriots, of course, have made a habit of being in the NFL championship game — this is their eighth since that 2002 victory over ...

All-Pro team has Kansas City accent: Mahomes, 3 teammates

Sports 01/04/19, 11:41

Patrick Mahomes and three other Kansas City Chiefs players made The Associated Press 2018 NFL All-Pro Team on Friday. They were joined by the first rookie teammates since 1965 — Colts guard left Quenton Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard.Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the only unanimous choice in balloting ...

Trubisky expects to return when Bears host Rams

Football 12/05/18, 14:49

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky expects to return against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past two games because of a right shoulder injury.Trubisky says he feels "really close to 100 percent" and he's "just gotta show" coach Matt Nagy he will be ready for the primetime matchup against ...

Rams improve best record in NFL, beat Lions 30-16

Football 12/02/18, 17:36

Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help the Los Angeles Rams overcome a sputtering start to beat the Detroit Lions 30-16 Sunday and clinch the NFC West title for a second straight season.The Rams (11-1) also moved a step closer to earning home-field advantage in the ...

Todd Gurley-led Rams beat Lions 30-16, clinch NFC West title

Sports 12/02/18, 16:37

Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help the Los Angeles Rams overcome a sputtering start to beat the Detroit Lions 30-16 Sunday and clinch the NFC West title for a second straight season.The Rams (11-1) also moved a step closer to earning home-field advantage in the ...

51-45: The Big 12 has come to the NFL

Sports 11/20/18, 14:03

The Big 12 conference has come to the NFL.Without a doubt, the Monday-night scoring extravaganza between the Rams and Chiefs was entertaining. It had more spectacular plays and head-spinning twists than a game of Madden or a matchup of teams from college football's defense-challenged conference.As for it being a pro ...

Rams eager to rebound from 1st loss, sweep Seahawks series

Football 11/08/18, 16:16

Although the Los Angeles Rams hadn't lost a game until last week, their spectacular season has featured several close calls.Not many were closer than their 33-31 victory just five weeks ago in Seattle, where the Seahawks racked up 190 yards rushing, intercepted two passes by Jared Goff and came agonizingly ...

Rams confidence unshaken after season’s first loss

Football 11/04/18, 23:57

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald stood calmly in front of his locker while he answered for his unit's worst performance this season.He sounded disappointed, but not discouraged."This is just one game. We will fix it," Donald said after the Rams yielded a season-high 487 yards in their first loss, 45-35 ...

Brees, Saints offense, brace for unusual challenge vs. Rams

Football 10/31/18, 20:19

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints face an unusual challenge this weekend.They'll try to keep up with an offense every bit as potent as their own — and do so against one of the top-rated defenses in the NFL.Saints coach Sean Payton said dealing with the Los Angeles Rams' ...

Chiefs’ Dee Ford lining himself up for big payday next year

Football 10/31/18, 13:34

Dee Ford insists he isn't motivated by money, and considering he's making nearly $9 million this season, the Chiefs linebacker is probably telling the truth when he claims he has everything he needs.Well, he'd better start building a list wants.After four years spent scratching at his potential, only to have ...

Undefeated Rams make splash at deadline trading for Fowler

Football 10/30/18, 18:08

The NFL's lone undefeated team has just made an already dominant defensive front even deeper.The Los Angeles Rams swapped a pair of draft picks for Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler on Tuesday, adding the third overall pick in 2015 to a defense already stocked with Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Michael ...

Jaguars trade pass-rusher Fowler to Rams for 2 draft picks

Football 10/30/18, 17:16

Dante Fowler is headed to an actual Super Bowl contender.The slumping Jacksonville Jaguars traded the fourth-year pro and 2015 first-round pick to the undefeated Los Angeles Rams just before the NFL trading deadline Tuesday.The move gives the Rams an even more formidable front, which already had Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh ...

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