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Robert Quinn to be credited with another sack

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- After nearly two weeks of lobbying the NFL, the St. Louis Rams were informed this week that defensive end Robert Quinn will be credited with a third sack from the team's Oct. 26 game at Kansas City.

On the play, Quinn chased down Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith from behind and clearly hit him behind the line of scrimmage, jarring the ball loose as it shot forward. At the time, the officials didn't spot the ball correctly, which actually led to Smith being credited with a 3-yard gain. In fact, the ball had been fumbled forward three yards and went out of bounds as Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines failed to recover it.

The play went down as a 3-yard gain, a fumble and a recovery all charged to Smith. Because the play was not handled correctly by the officials on the field, the league initially didn't know how to alter the play to account for the yards. It's expected that when Quinn is officially credited for the sack, those yards can be changed to what the league calls "miscellaneous" yards.

Regardless, the end result will be a third sack for Quinn in that game and six in the past three. It also would mean the Rams have a whopping 14 sacks as a team over the past three games.

"It was a tough one to get but a sack is a sack," Quinn said. "Add it on to the total. Guys are finally just getting on a roll, feeling comfortable out there. I think things are finally clicking as a defense the way we expected it to and hopefully we just keep on building from here on out."