Around the NFC West: Rams rejoice

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes the Rams' glee upon learning that Josh Brown's game-winning kick sailed through the uprights. Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa said he didn't know whether to cry or laugh.

Also from Thomas: The Rams lost cornerback Ricky Manning to injury. The team is extremely thin at the position.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says there's a big difference between Scott Linehan's Rams and Jim Haslett's Rams. Confidence was the key to beating the Redskins, Dante Hall said.

Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the big pass play to Donnie Avery came on the same call St. Louis used for a 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Also from Coats: Brown wasn't so fortunate facing a nearly identical situation at FedEx Field three years ago. The ball bounced off the upright that season.

More from Coats: Haslett gets an "A" on the postgame report card.

Paul Tenorio of the Washington Post catches up with Rams offensive coordinator Al Saunders, whose offense helped beat the team that fired him. Saunders and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder chatted on the field before kickoff.