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By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Robert Quinn has been a headache all year long for St. Louis Rams opponents.
The defensive end was so good last week that the New Orleans Saints benched their left tackle.
Quinn leads the NFC with 15 sacks, including two against the Saints. On the same play, he racked up one of his sacks along with his eighth forced fumble and second fumble recovery.
That alone makes Quinn enough of a reason to watch the Rams (6-8) against Tampa Bay (4-10) this week in a matchup of teams just trying to finish strong.
Coach Jeff Fisher, who's usually sparing with praise, believes Quinn should be a contender for NFL defensive player of the year.
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