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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips watches as they play the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Dallas. Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been fired by the Los Angeles Rams after three winning seasons. Phillips announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, on Twitter that the Rams are not renewing his contract. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

LA Rams fire veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips

Jan. 6, 2020 5:16 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been fired by the Los Angeles Rams after three winning seasons. Phillips announced Monday on Twitter that the Rams are not renewing his contract, and the team later confirmed it. The 72-year-old former head coach of a record six...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys QB Prescott expected to play despite shoulder injury

Dec. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has a shoulder injury that is limiting him in practice but shouldn't keep him out Sunday when the Cowboys try to qualify for the playoffs at Philadelphia. The Cowboys and Eagles are tied for the NFC East lead at 7-7, and Dallas advances to the postseason...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Sack binge sends LA Rams defense past last season's total

Dec. 11, 2019 8:35 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have put consistent, strong pressure on opposing quarterbacks for the past two months. Linebacker Clay Matthews realizes sacks and pressures don't win games by themselves, but the Rams' success in pursuing passers is playing a significant role in their...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill, left, celebrates after his interception with Marqui Christian, right, and Jalen Ramsey during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rams defense looking dominant down stretch in playoff chase

Dec. 9, 2019 5:42 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With one enormous asterisk, the Los Angeles Rams defense has been a dominant force ever since cornerback Jalen Ramsey arrived two months ago. This surge of stellar defensive play might not be enough to salvage another playoff trip for the Rams (8-5). But the unit's performance...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is pressured by Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams' surge

Dec. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn't sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL's referees this season. That's why his $12,500 fine for the tweet wasn't reduced by the league, the Los Angeles Rams linebacker says with a chuckle. “I was not...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009, file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, right, reaches out while attempting a catch under the defense of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox in the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and linebacker Patrick Willis are first-year eligible players among the 25 semifinalists of the modern era for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Polamalu, Wayne, Willis 1st year eligible for Hall of Fame

Nov. 26, 2019 2:57 PM EST

Safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and linebacker Patrick Willis are first-year eligible players among the 25 semifinalists of the modern era for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also on the list, which will be cut to 15 on Jan. 2, are previous finalists John Lynch, Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Steve...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rams left searching for words after being run over by Ravens

Nov. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Weddle is rarely at a loss for words, but the safety was speechless and flabbergasted after his Los Angeles Rams were dominated by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Then again, plenty of teams have been left speechless after seeing Lamar Jackson up close and personal. “I...