One of the biggest gripes critics have had with Jeff Fisher during his three years as head coach of the St. Louis Rams is his team’s constant tendency to commit penalties.
In 2012, the Rams were the most penalized team in the NFL. Last year, they were the second-most flagged team in the league. And this year, through four games, St. Louis is averaging nine penalties a game, which is the fifth most total in the league.
When the St. Louis Rams return to work on Tuesday morning, they’ll do so as a club with a 1-2 record faced with the task of playing its next eight games against teams that either made the playoffs last year or look primed for a playoff run this year.
St. Louis comes in to Sunday the more rested team, but Philly will almost certainly be the angrier group of the two, which should make for a truly interesting matchup.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
Since its bye week three weeks ago, St. Louis has played Chicago, San Francisco, and Arizona — all teams with a legitimate shot at making the playoffs — and will next face New Orleans, which currently has the second-best record in the conference.