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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford gets up slowly after being hit by Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield during the third quarter. Washington's defense has allowed just one team to score at least 20 points through the first four games.St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is hit hard by Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield (96) during the third quarter of the NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford gets up slowly after being hit by Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield during the third quarter. Washington's defense has allowed just one team to score at least 20 points through the first four games.St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is hit hard by Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield (96) during the third quarter of the NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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