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St. Louis Rams' 2001 Squad Makes List Of Super Bowl Snubs

The 2001 St. Louis Rams make Jay Clemons' recent list of Super Bowl snubs—I don't think I'm strong enough, yet, to call them, as he does, the 20 Biggest Losers—and, if anything, I don't think they're on this list high enough. He's disappointed in the Rams' -10 turnover margin, but that's being double-counted in any story of a great or terrible team—if it doesn't show up in the Rams' +14.4 point differential, what do turnovers matter?

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I've always wondered about determinations like this, which seem to involve some question of moral hazard. The Rams' point differential is fifth of all the teams on this list; whatever their turnover margin, Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, and Torry Holt all managed to get around it by destroying the defenses that stole the ball from them quarter after quarter.

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Also on the list: The 1967 Los Angeles Rams, if your allegiance has crossed state lines. You will be surprised to see no teams from the St. Louis or Arizona Cardinals on this list, in a related story.

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