Rams think they're finding winning formula

ST. LOUIS -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the St. Louis Rams' 22-7 victory over the Denver Broncos:

The right stuff: Entering the season, the Rams were built to win on the back of a strong defense, strong special teams and an offense that runs the ball effectively and doesn't turn it over. That blueprint hasn't been on display much, but 10 games into the season, the Rams are starting to believe they've found it.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher pointed to Sunday's impressive win against the reigning AFC champion as a near-perfect example of who his team would like to be.

"Great win, as good a game as we can play in all three areas," Fisher said. "Coaches did a great job with the plan. We were able to stick with the plan because the players executed."

A near shutout: As crazy as it sounds, the one regret the Rams defense had from Sunday's game is that they had a legitimate shot to keep the high-powered Broncos off the scoreboard. Were it not for yet another coverage breakdown, that's exactly what would have happened. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod had a mix-up near the end of the first half resulting in Emmanuel Sanders' 42-yard touchdown catch.

Fisher said it was one of three coverage breakdowns the Rams had, but Peyton Manning was unable to take advantage of the other two.

Injury free? After the game, Fisher made no mention of any glaring injuries. We'll see where everybody is when the team returns to practice Wednesday.