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Preview: Rams building a contending roster

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The Rams weren't expected to be in playoff contention this soon, but they are. They are doing it with a young nucleus, especially the rising stars on defense.

At the end of last season, the Vikings finished with a 3-13 record, setting themselves up for the third pick in the 2012 draft. Only two teams had a worse record – the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams, who both finished 2-14 and put themselves in line to draft Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. The Colts held on to their pick and used it on Andrew Luck. The results have been...

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