Absolutely no one expected St. Louis to travel out to San Francisco on Sunday, and deliver one of its best efforts of the season against a 49er team that had two weeks to prepare since it was coming off its bye.
With his team coming off a bad loss last Sunday in Kansas City, and staring down the barrel of a meeting with a rested and angry San Francisco 49er team this coming Sunday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made an unusual decision regarding the team’s first practice of the week on Wednesday.
After a disastrous Sunday in Kansas City, which left its defensive backfield decimated by injuries, the St. Louis Rams wheeled a deal on Tuesday to acquire safety Mark Barron from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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 was another disheartening Sunday for the St. Louis Rams — perhaps the most disappointing performance for the club since the season opening loss to Minnesota.
St. Louis has 12 players listed with some type of ailment that could affect their ability to play Sunday, when the Rams travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the cross-state rival Kansas City Chiefs.
This Sunday, KC will meet the Rams with a 3-3 record, thanks in no small part to its offense, which ranks 20th overall in total yards (340.0 per game). But that doesn’t tell the whole story, as the Chiefs are the No. 1 rushing team in the AFC (third-best overall) with 140.3 rush yards per game.
After playing on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, and suffering a stinging 31-17 loss to the rival San Francisco 49ers, and with one less day to get ready for Sunday’s visit by the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, nearly every member of the St. Louis Rams roster made his way in to the Rams Park training facility for either some type of injury treatment, film study, or perhaps even to get an early look at the gameplan for the coming week.
Rams coach stresses good individual efforts & doesn’t dwell on 0-3 record at home
One day after not practicing at all, running back Zac Stacy returned to practice and participated in every drill and every first-team rep for the St. Louis Rams starting offense on Friday.