It was almost a historic comeback for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, who trailed 34-7 before rallying back to 34-28 late in the fourth quarter.
But Sunday proved to be just another day for another loss, as the Rams fell to the Philadelphia Eagles by that 34-28 score.
With the Rams enjoying their bye week, we thought it’d be the perfect time to take a look at which players have played well (and which ones haven’t) three weeks into the season.
T.J. McDonald: “We’re motivated to be the best in the NFC West, best in the league.”
Rookie cornerback E.J. Gaines had one of the first highlights of the Rams’ initial full-squad training camp practice when he snagged an interception of an errant Sam Bradford pass on Friday.
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.
Third-round draft pick from USC started the first four games of 2013 before getting injured.
Third-round draft pick was just beginning to play well for St. Louis, when he broke his leg in Week 4 game against San Francisco.
Home team snapped a three-game losing streak with 34-20 win over Jacksonville, but dropped passes, bad coverage in the secondary, and penalties on special teams continue to be problems for St. Louis.
Dunbar was second on the team in tackles last season, but was let go before the 2013 season opener after being hit with a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The St. Louis Rams hope their run game will improve with projected starter Daryl Richardson back in the mix.