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|Rams Focus On Bills And Not Slim Playoff Hopes
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The word ``playoffs'' isn't being mentioned often around the St. Louis Rams' training facility unless asked by an outsider.
``This team is focused on Buffalo,'' coach Jeff Fisher said Monday at his weekly media gathering at Rams Park.
The Rams have made themselves into a playoff contender - albeit an outside one - with two consecutive divisional victories. Their 16-13 overtime win against San Francisco on Sunday comes a week after winning at Arizona and leaves them as the only NFC West squad undefeated against division opponents with one game to go.
St. Louis (5-6-1, 4-0-1) would need to leapfrog four teams to make the postseason, including the Seattle Seahawks, who host the Rams the final weekend of the regular season. This newfound hope of extending the season comes on the heels of a five-game stretch during which St. Louis went 0-4-1 and fell to 3-6-1.