"In reality, I'm sure they've done the same."
"I tried to take care of stuff," said Rainey, who had 39 yards on 13 carries. "I've got no regrets."
The ultimate goal for both teams was to get out of the finale unscathed. The only significant injury was to Ravens backup linebacker D.J. Bryant, who left with what the team called a significant knee injury late in the first half.
"A lot of ligament damage but nothing he can't come back from," Harbaugh said. "He'll need surgery. He's a talented guy, he's got a future."
Neither side had much to say about cutdown day Saturday.
"It's always hard," Harbaugh said. "It's always difficult choices. You have to do what's best for the team."
"I thought we had a really good training camp. I thought we did some really good things during the preseason when we were on the field," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "Now, it's full steam ahead and getting ready for Arizona next week."
Attendance was announced at 53,364, although the 67,000-seat Edward Jones Dome appeared about one-third full for a sloppy show marred by six total turnovers. The Rams were whistled for 113 yards in penalties.
"We had a nice little candid discussion at halftime about that," Fisher said. "The reality is most of the flags were directed at players who are not going to be on the field for us."
Rookie Zac Stacy scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter in a bid to secure the Rams' backup running back job. St. Louis traded its last two picks in the draft to get Stacy, the career rushing leader at Vanderbilt who had 37 yards on 11 carries, and undrafted rookie Bennie Cunningham had 76 yards on eight carries in the second half.
"I had a lot of fun out there," Elam said. "I had the opportunity to play and I wanted to take advantage of that."
St. Louis took its first lead on Nick Johnson's 4-yard catch early in the fourth quarter, and the Ravens answered 2:21 later on Brown's 50-yard catch and run for a 21-17 lead.
Rainey had opened the scoring with a 1-yard run in the first quarter and had an 8-yard run in the second.
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