Jake McQuaide

While other Rams starters rested, he was still getting his kicks

While other Rams starters rested, he was still getting his kicks

With the NFC West already clinched and a home game in the playoffs secured, Rams coach Sean McVay rested several of his starters Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

But one key player needed as many repetitions as possible.

Kicker Sam Ficken.

Ficken is preparing for a critical role as the Rams prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC wild-card playoff game Saturday at the Coliseum.

Sunday’s 34-13 loss to the 49ers provided another opportunity for the rookie to gain experience after last week’s turbulent performance against the Tennessee Titans.

Ficken made both of his field-goal attempts against the 49ers.

“Felt more comfortable,” he said. “And...

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