A raucous home crowd of 57,855 saw the St. Louis Rams grab their first home win of the season on Sunday, in a 28-26 triumph over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
The St. Louis Rams led 21-0 midway through the second quarter on Sunday, but were unable to hold onto that lead, as the Dallas Cowboys scored 20 straight points to get back into the game, then outscored the home club 14-10 in the fourth quarter to earn themselves a 34-31 win at the Edward Jones Dome.
Rams left tackle Jake Long took a significant step forward in his return from the knee injury that ended his 2013 season when he took some reps during the team’s evening practice on Thursday.
With Rams training camp officially opening on Friday, and the team’s first preseason game a couple weeks away, we break down the top five things you should pay close attention to as Rams camp opens up.
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.
Scott Wells is likely finished for the season.
Terrible performance in the passing game, both on offense and defense, prove to be difference in second loss to San Francisco this season.
Moving the former second-round pick inside and keeping Joe Barksdale outside at tackle, allows St. Louis to play its five best linemen all the time.
Several Players Return To Practice, Others Sit Out As Rams Move Closer To Sunday Showdown With Titans
Offensive starters Clemens, Stacy, Long, and Wells were all back at practice on Thursday, while leading sack man Quinn sits out.