Rapid Reaction: Falcons 31, Rams 27

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Another close defeat left the Rams with a 2-14 record, arming Billy Devaney with ample draft capital as the newly named general manager looks to rebuild the roster.

The Rams played hard for interim coach Jim Haslett, continuing a recent trend, but 10 consecutive defeats to end the season will not help Haslett when the team decides on a coach for 2009 and beyond.

The Rams are expected to include Haslett in the interview process. Devaney will presumably look outside the organization in putting his stamp on the franchise.