The St. Louis Rams are no longer “The Greatest Show on Turf”. In fact, the team’s victory over the visiting New Orleans Saints was the polar opposite of the formula used in the early 2000′s, where a high-powered offense ruled the day. The current Rams are quickly creating an identity as a defensive juggernaut, something that has to please head coach Jeff Fisher.
Dahl practiced on Wednesday, but had to sit out on Thursday, while neither Austin nor Jenkins has practiced any this week.
Rams’ first-round draft pick made an electrifying 56-yard run that set up St. Louis’ lone touchdown on Sunday, but suffered an ankle injury on the play and missed the rest of the game.
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.
Turnovers, penalties, and ineffective play prove too much to overcome as Rams fall to Arizona team that now has eight wins and is battling for an NFC playoff spot.
Dahl has been out since October with a knee injury, and Long missed the second half of last Sunday’s game with a concussion. Both were able to participate in Thursday evening’s practice at Rams Park.
Veteran center, who signed with the Rams before the 2012 season, after making the Pro Bowl in 2011, is out four-to-six weeks with a broken left fibula.
Both clubs are coming off losses last week, and desperately need wins to keep playoff hopes alive.
Terrible performance in the passing game, both on offense and defense, prove to be difference in second loss to San Francisco this season.
Rams’ Stacy, Williams, Johnson All Pass Concussion Tests, Clearing Way To Play Sunday In San Francisco
All three players suffered concussions in last week’s game against Chicago, but were examined and cleared to practice on Friday.