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Rams see bright future after turnaround season ends early

The Los Angeles Rams exceeded every expectation and stunned the NFL during their surge to an 11-win season and the NFC West title.

That didn't make the Rams' opening-round playoff loss to Atlanta any easier to bear — at least not while it's still fresh for the players and coaches who led the turnaround to get there.

"It's a good start, a great start," receiver Robert Woods said Sunday. "But we've got to keep building."

The Rams' comeback season is over after a 26-13 loss to the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. The players still seemed stunned by the abrupt conclusion to a remarkable turnaround season as they cleaned out...