Friday, February 23, 2018
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Rams 19, Seahawks 13

Even star RB calls Rams kicker MVP

ST. LOUIS — Forget quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Steven Jackson. The Rams' true offensive star now is a rookie kicker from a Division II school.

Greg Zuerlein, from Missouri Western, hit four field goals, setting a club record with a 58-yarder then topping it with a 60-yarder as the Rams beat the Seahawks. He's 12 for 12 on the year.

"Right now, our kicker is the MVP of the season," Jackson said.

Coach Jeff Fisher is no longer concerned with the great field position the opposition would get should Zuerlein miss a long kick.

"When the coach has confidence in you, it gives you more confidence in yourself," Zuerlein said.

His 58-yarder in the first quarter broke the mark of Jeff Wilkins (57 yards in 1998). Zuerlein reset the record in the third.

Zuerlein also was a perfect decoy on a fake field goal that turned into a 2-yard touchdown from punter Johnny Hekker (an ex-high school QB) to Danny Amendola.

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