ST. LOUIS (AP) - New St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo is trying mightily to separate his team from the ones that went a sorry 5-27 the last two years, even though it might have looked like more of the same.
Spagnuolo told players on Monday, a day after getting shut out 28-0 in Seattle, that they should be upset. But he doesn't want them carrying the weight from past failures, so he also said he's not concerned about franchise history.
The way they lost to the Seahawks was reminiscent of the previous two seasons, with mistakes and ineffectiveness dragging them down.
St. Louis committed 85 yards in penalties, including two personal fouls on excitable offensive guard Richie Incognito, and gave up 446 yards on defense. The offense mustered just 247 yards.