Behind Enemy Lines: St. Louis Rams
At that time, the Cardinals entered the game with a 4-0 record while the Rams were 2-2 and looking to make a statement in a Thursday night game.
The Rams did just that, racking up nine sacks en route to to a 17-3 win.
However, neither team has won a game since, as the Cardinals and Rams have combined to go 0-10-1 in the past six weeks.
Saturday, November 24
Two teams head into Sunday's game in Glendale in a complete nosedive. Only one will receive a temporary parachute.
The Cardinals pass rush will have a tough time on Sunday, as the Rams' will be starting their initial front five for the first time since Week 1.
Danny Amendola torched the Cardinals during the first half of their Week 5 matchup, but he is unlikely to get into Sunday's contest. Bradley Fletcher has also been demoted to the team's fourth cornerback position.
The Rams haven't won in five weeks and Steven Jackson has struggled all season, but Bernie Miklasz believes St. Louis has shown signs of improvement on offense.
Friday, November 23
After another rough start against the Jets and another tough season for Sam Bradford, is the former No. 1 overall pick starting to lose favors with fans and the organization?
Despite only 13 carries in a Week 11 loss to the Jets, Steven Jackson is encouraged by the team's progress under new coach Jeff Fisher during the 2012-2013 season.
The Rams are towards the bottom of the NFC West standings and look headed for another top 10 draft selection. But one local columnist says Jeff Fisher is doing exactly the job he's supposed to be doing in year one.
Thursday, November 22
Sam Bradford will get some added protection Sunday in Arizona. Center Scott Wells will return in Week 12, after suffering a broken foot in the St. Louis' season opener. ">Wells' return strengths Rams offensive line
Even with a divisional game on the horizon, the Rams spent the Thanksgiving holiday delivering meals to over 2,000 needy families in and around St. Louis.
Wednesday, November 21
There's some talk that the Tennessee Volunteers have interest in Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. Tennessee is shopping after firing the hapless Derek Dooley, and we've seen approximately 1,273 names floated in connection with the Tennessee job. So yeah, throw Fisher's name on there. It doesn't mean anything. It's good for bar-stool talk.
"The big thing is our defense hasn't had a turnover in five weeks," coach Jeff Fisher said. "That's hard. And you win football games when you turn it over."
On Sunday, December 2, Rams fans will have plenty to cheer about when the home team hosts the division rival San Francisco 49ers. The Rams and the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center are teaming up to host a "Transplant Awareness Day" at the Edward Jones Dome.
The St. Louis Rams will activate center Scott Wells this week, bringing the veteran off the injured reserve list and back onto the active roster. Wells could see action in Week 12 against the Cardinals for the first time since Week 1.
The St. Louis Rams have released fullback and special teams captain Brit Miller to make room for center Scott Wells.
But rookie Trumaine Johnson has moved ahead of Fletcher on the Rams' depth chart, and with Fletcher's contract expiring after this season it could be a harbinger.
"They didn't like it, don't like it, but they saw where their opportunities were and they understand how this thing slipped away," Fisher said. "And they're determined not to let it happen again."
At age 29, Rams running back Steven Jackson is supposed to be getting dangerously close to hitting that proverbial wall. He's supposed to be in decline. He's supposed to be losing a step. Someone apparently forgot to tell Jackson that.
The St. Louis Rams may only win four or five games this year, finish near the bottom of the NFC standings and get another top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Sounds like a bad year, right? Not at all.
Monday, November 19
Danny Amendola missing large chunks of games is beginning to become a reoccurring thing for the St. Louis Rams. Since coming back from a collarbone injury two weeks ago, he has yet to play a full game.
There is not a whole lot of optimism coming out of Rams country these days. With no signs of improvement and mediocre play by star quarterback Sam Bradform, Rams fans are desperately searching for something to hold on to.
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