It was another tough day for the St. Louis Rams, who blew yet another lead, in Sunday’s 31-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
St. Louis’ most veteran defensive back, Janoris Jenkins, hasn’t practiced in two weeks and seems unlikely to play Sunday when the Rams take on the 7-1 Arizona Cardinals.
Second-year man Zac Stacy came into the season as St. Louis’ expected lead back, but rookie Tre Mason has had the most carries and yards in each of the last four games.
With wins already over Seattle and San Francisco, the St. Louis Rams will go for the full NFC West trifecta this Sunday, when they travel to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., for a matchup against the division leading Arizona Cardinals.
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.