The Niners have the 11th-best offense in the NFL this season at 357.4 yards per game. Most of that work is done through the air, where quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 1,719 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The Rams have their work cut out for them.
It doesn’t get any easier this week, as St. Louis will find itself on the national stage with a Monday Night Football matchup coming up against the big, bad San Francisco 49ers.
Lloyd praised head coach Steve Spagnuolo for his words and support. When asked if his possible departure from the franchise would play a factor, Lloyd said, “It’s going to be a factor.”
“We went down to Jerry’s house, and we stank it up,” center Jason Brown said Monday.
Neither the Rams nor the Cowboys will earn contender status with a win Sunday, but both sure could use one.
Lloyd, a Blue Springs, Mo., native and graduate of Illinois, had a league-leading 1,448 yards receiving last year. He averaged a robust 18.8 yards per catch and scored 11 touchdowns.
Quarterback Sam Bradford did not practice Wednesday while getting treatment for a high left ankle sprain, increasing the likelihood that journeyman A.J. Feeley will get the call Sunday at Dallas.
Other Rams injuries include Rodger Saffold and Cadillac Williams
Former Illini standout was a Pro Bowl player last season with Denver