NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the St. Louis Rams by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ST. LOUIS RAMS (22)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 21) - Defense every week.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 23) - Off day by kicker cost them dearly against Dolphins.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 21)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 26) - Up and down from week to week as expected with a new staff.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 21) - Greg "The Leg" Zuerlein finally missed a field goal - three, actually - and they proved crucial in a three-point loss to the Dolphins.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 24) - The Rams are unbeaten at home but winless on the road. That all adds up to 3-3.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 20) - The Rams are tough and competitive. They're also a year away.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 25) - All of a sudden the Rams find themselves stuck at the bottom of a very competitive NFC West.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 21) - Jeff Fisher is making significant progress with this team but the loss of Danny Amendola is a big adjustment.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 19) - They lost a tough one to an improving Dolphins team. The Rams compete hard every week.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 15) - The special-teams unit that had spearheaded the Rams' first three victories failed in a 17-14 loss to Miami.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 20) - The Rams are becoming the type of team that commands respect even in defeat.