Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.
The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.
The St. Louis Rams are setting out to prove something to the rest of the NFL, and they know it could mean risking a lot more than they gain. Still, they’re going to leave nothing behind and put it all out as the final game of the season arrives.
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.