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Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams had plenty of opportunities to beat the Patriots, but the offense couldn't fully capitalize in the third quarter.
More from Thomas: Antonio Pittman gives the Rams a chance at running back while Steven Jackson recovers from injury.
Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams are better under Jim Haslett even when they lose. Haslett plays to win, and players are responding. Marc Bulger even talks about the Rams' ability to control their destiny within the division.
Steve Korte of the Belleville News-Democrat offers a postgame report card with a "D" for the normally strong specialists. The Rams' special teams committed three penalties, and kicker Josh Brown had to make a tackle to save a touchdown.
Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams are producing turnovers on defense, a big change from early in the season.
Also from Coats: The Rams' rookie draft class is coming up big, from Chris Long to Donnie Avery to Keenan Burton.
More from Coats: A report card with a "D" grade for the offensive line.
VanRam of Turf Show Times can't believe what he's seeing from the new-look Rams, even in defeat. He thought cornerback Jason Craft enjoyed a strong game.
Jeff Gordon of stltoday.com says the Rams stayed on track even without Jackson and even after losing top pass-rusher Leonard Little to injury.