Close but no cigar has been the pattern for the Rams in the first two weeks.
The Rams need to learn to turn opportunities into points. Until they do, the frustrating outcomes will continue.
On the bright side, the NFC West currently consists of two 1-1 teams and two 0-2 teams. If the Rams can find a way to win a couple of games in the next few weeks, when the schedule is somewhat favorable, they could hang around the division race at least until midseason. That would be major progress.
Up next is a home meeting against the Washington Redskins. This is the third year the teams have met. The Rams pulled out a 19-17 victory in 2008, while the Redskins edge the Rams in 2009, 9-7.
Of course, that was then (Jason Campbell, Marc Bulger) and this is now (Donovan McNabb, Sam Bradford).
The Rams desperately need a win. Here's how they can get one in Week 3.