AP Sports Writer
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have learned all about the minuscule differences between a Super Bowl run and an early offseason.
Despite finishing 9-7, coach Sean McVay's team missed the playoffs for the first time in his three seasons in charge. One year after winning the NFC title and then betting heavily on this roster's ability to stay in the championship picture, the Rams fell short of the postseason entirely.
They're headed into an uncertain winter with little salary cap space, long-term commitments to players with significant question marks, and a nagging concern about whether that title window has closed a bit.
But the Rams publicly insist they're capable of getting back on top with largely the same star-studded group that fell just