Behind Enemy Lines: St. Louis Rams
The Arizona Cardinals are looking to keep their hot start going and improve to 5-0 against the St. Louis Rams
Last season, the Cardinals beat the Rams in both meetings and look to continue. their dominance in this Thursday night matchup.
Led by young quarterback Sam Bradford, the Rams are coming off a 19-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
With a win, the 2-2 Rams will be able to pull with just a single game of the Cardinals in the standings and find themselves in the middle of the NFC West race.
Friday, October 5
The St. Louis Rams improved to 3-2 on the 2012 regular season with a 17-3 win over the previously undefeated Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, but the win came with a hefty price tag as wide receiver Danny Amendola is believed to have suffered a broken collarbone while laying out in an attempt to catch a pass in the second quarter.
Here are the grades for the St. Louis Rams after their 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night at the Edward Jones Dome.
Last night, Twittterverse erupted with praise for Jeff Fisher’s team, and concern for the health of Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb’s health.
The Rams appear to be building something special in their first season under the direction of former Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, who already has instilled a persistent, unflappable attitude throughout the roster.
After the game, defensive stars Chris Long and James Laurinaitis joined the NFL Network set for interviews. Long, who had a sack, said the team and its fans were motivated by having a nationally-televised game
Thursday, October 4
St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson is a go for Thursday night’s game against the 4-0 Arizona Cardinals despite a sore groin, according to a team source.
An improving Eugene Sims, who has been getting almost starter’s time on the Rams’ defensive line this season, has been ruled out of tonight’s game against Arizona because of a head injury.
As the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals meet for Thursday Night Football, Sam Bradford finds himself at a surprisingly pleasant turning point. He’s certainly had worse.
St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan has earned the top spot on Brand Affinity Technologies’ (BAT) monthly ranking of ‘Rising Sports Stars.’ The monthly list calculates those with the most significant leap in popularity during the previous 30 days and reflects athletes poised to stir up huge fan and advertising followings.
Wednesday, October 3
With a short week before the Thursday night game against the Cardinals, there probably wasn’t too much hope that the Rams would have running back Steven Jackson doing much at practice this week.
When rookie cornerback Trumaine Johnson picked off Russell Wilson midway through the second quarter of the Rams’ win against Seattle on Sunday, it was no surprise that the Rams defense came up with an interception.
In only the rarest of occasions with once-in-a-lifetime players do we see a rookie perform better than every player at his respective position. That’s why the rookies have their own award — no one expects a rookie to make a run at MVP honors.
Four games into this season, interceptions are falling into the Rams’ hands like coins from a slot machine. Entering Thursday night’s game with Arizona, the Rams are second in the NFL with eight interceptions, a pace that if carried out over a full season would lead to 32 interceptions.
Talk of NFL teams picking up their stakes, folding their tents and rushing off to Los Angeles had grown pretty quiet over the last decade, but commissioner Roger Goodell kind of reopened that can of worms this summer.
Tuesday, October 2
Four games into the new season, the Rams aren’t going to be admired for their good looks. Their performances aren’t smooth, refined, or handsome. It’s a team of dirty faces.
Thursday Night Football is good news for St. Louis Rams fans who have the NFL Network, and bad news for Steven Jackson, still dealing with a groin injury.
Monday, October 1
The personality of the Rams football team has changed. The finesse, superstar-driven teams of the past are no more. Now, St. Louis is playing gritty team football.
New head coach Jeff Fisher has changed the culture in St. Louis. The players have confidence in Fisher and seem to be buying into the new system.
The Rams’ ability to compete with every team they have faced so far is giving their fan base hope that their team is moving in the right direction.