Sunday’s matchup will mark the seventh time St. Louis has hosted Minnesota at the Edward Jones Dome since the club moved from Los Angeles to the Gateway City in 1995.
The 49ers’ acquisition of wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a win for both the team and player. San Francisco gets what they hope is the final missing piece to their passing game, while Johnson gets the chance to return home and not only play for a contender, but play in a market where his talents will not go un-noticed.
Ask Aaron Donald and he’ll tell you without a doubt, that he believes he couldn’t have landed in a better spot when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 13 overall pick.
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.