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9/7 Minnesota L 34-6
9/14 @ Tampa Bay W 19-17
9/21 Dallas L 34-31
9/28 BYE WEEK  
10/5 @ Philadelphia Noon
10/13 San Francisco 7:30PM
10/19 Seattle Noon
10/26 @ Kansas City Noon
11/2 @ San Francisco 3:05PM
11/9 @ Arizona 3:25PM
11/16 Denver Noon
11/23 @ San Diego 3:05PM
11/30 Oakland Noon
12/7 @ Washington Noon
12/11 Arizona 7:25PM
12/21 New York Giants 3:05PM
12/28 @ Seattle 3:25PM

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St. Louis Rams Roster
Name Pos.
4 Zuerlein, Greg K
6 Hekker, Johnny P
9 Davis, Austin QB
11 Austin, Tavon WR
13 Givens, Chris WR
14 Hill, Shaun QB
18 Pettis, Austin WR
20 Joyner, Lamarcus DB
21 Jenkins, Janoris CB
22 Johnson, Trumaine CB
23 McLeod, Rodney S
25 McDonald, T.J. S
27 Mason, Tre RB
30 Stacy, Zac RB
31 Alexander, Maurice S
32 McGee, Brandon DB
33 Gaines, E.J. CB
34 Reynolds, Chase RB
36 Cunningham, Benny RB
38 Davis, Cody S
42 Watts, Trey RB
44 McQuaide, Jake LS
46 Harkey, Cory TE
47 Roberson, Marcus CB
50 Armstrong, Ray-Ray LB
52 Ogletree, Alec LB
53 Bates, Daren LB
55 Laurinaitis, James LB
58 Dunbar, Jo-Lonn LB
61 Barnes, Tim C
62 Westbrooks, Ethan DT
63 Wells, Scott C
67 Jones, Barrett G/C
69 Joseph, Davin G
72 Barksdale, Joe T
75 Person, Mike T
76 Saffold, Rodger T
77 Long, Jake T
79 Robinson, Greg OT
81 Britt, Kenny WR
82 Bayer, Alex TE
83 Quick, Brian WR
84 Cunningham, Justice TE
88 Kendricks, Lance TE
89 Cook, Jared TE
90 Brockers, Michael DT
91 Long, Chris DE
92 Carrington, Alex DE
94 Quinn, Robert DE
95 Hayes, William DE
97 Sims, Eugene DE
98 Langford, Kendall DE
99 Donald, Aaron DT


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NFL Week 4 Predictions

Every week I will make my NFL game day predictions. I would love it if you share your opinions, or your own predictions in the comment area of our St. Louis Rams Blog. All picks will be straight-up, not against the spread. Good Luck.

Week 4 Predictions below:

Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts
Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
San Diego Chargers
Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
New England Patriots

Bye Week (Cardinals, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Seahawks & Rams)

Last Week 12 - 4 (75%)

2014 Year-To-Date Results -
31 - 17 (65%)

Week 4 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Week 4 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Favorite Spread Underdog

Washington Redskins - 3.5 - New York Giants
Miami Dolphins - 4 - Oakland Raiders
Detroit Lions - 1.5 - New York Jets
Baltimore Ravens - 3 - Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts - 7.5 - Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans - 3 - Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers - 1.5 - Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers - 7 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Diego Chargers - 14 - Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers - 5 - Philadelphia Eagles
Atlanta Falcons - 2.5 - Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints - 3 - Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots - 4 - Kansas City Chiefs


Seattle Seahawks -
Cincinnati Bengals +1
Denver Broncos -1
Philadelphia Eagles +1
Indianapolis Colts +1
San Diego Chargers +2
New England Patriots -
Chicago Bears +1
Detroit Lions +2
Arizona Cardinals +5
Atlanta Falcons +7
Baltimore Ravens +2
Pittsburgh Steelers +8
San Francisco 49ers -10
New Orleans Saints -3
Green Bay Packers -6
Dallas Cowboys -3
Carolina Panthers -5
Buffalo Bills -2
Kansas City Chiefs +3
Miami Dolphins -5
New York Jets +3
Tennessee Titans -1
Cleveland Browns -1
New York Giants +4
Minnesota Vikings -2
Houston Texans -1
St. Louis Rams -1
Washington Redskins -1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -
Jacksonville Jaguars -
Oakland Raiders -

Biggest Movers

Pittsburgh Steelers +8

San Francisco 49ers -10

Weekly Wup Ass Award - Week 3
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Rams Mistakes Lead To 34-31 Loss
Rams vs. Cowboys GameDay Preview

The St. Louis Rams (1-1) will try to start the season 2-1 with a victory over the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams have not started a season 2-1 since the 2006 season when they started 4-1 only to finish 8-8.

Gregg Williams and the Rams will have a simple game plan and that will be to shutdown DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant. Murray and Bryant were dominate in there 26-10 road win at Tennessee (1-1) last week.

DeMarco Murray is the closest thing the NFL has to Adrian Peterson on the field. Murray is a tough punishing slasher who has put up amazing stats that have not been noticed due to games missed by injury. Murray has never had more than 217 carries in any season but this could be the year he shines. Murray currently leads the NFL with 285 yards with a 5.6 yards per carry average. The Cowboys feature an offensive line with three first round draft picks on it; LT Tyron Smith, Center Travis Frederick and RG Zack Martin.

Murray has killed the Rams in the past, as a rookie in 2011 he rushed for 253 yards on 25 carries in a 34-7 victory over the Rams. Last year Murray was at it again rushing for 176 yards on 26 carries in a 31-7 victory. The Rams will have there hands full with Murray who has scored a touchdown every 21 carries throughout his career.

Through the air the Cowboys have one of the most physical receivers in the league in Dez Bryant. Bryant was dominate last week against the Titans with 10 receptions for 103 yards and a TD. Bryant is a very tough matchup for the small cornerbacks of the Rams who have injury issues as well in the secondary.

The Rams will once again go with Austin Davis who played very well last week going 22 of 29 for 235 yards in their 19-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3). Most impressive was the way that Davis led the Rams 71 yards down the field after the Rams took over from their own 9 yard line with 5:08 to play. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 38-yard field goal to finish a 4 for 4 performance to give the Rams a huge road win.

The Rams will try to keep Austin safe behind a questionable offensive line that has allowed 7 sacks through the first two games. The Rams will also most likely be without Tavon Austin who suffered a knee injury last week. The Rams and coach Jeff Fisher love to run the ball and will look to get Zac Stacy on track. Stacy has not found many holes early in the season as he only has 114 yards on 30 carries for a 3.8 yard average. Over his first 18 games with the Rams Stacy looks like a tough back but I am starting to get concerned that he is just a 3.9 yards per carry back that will not have many long runs especially with the blocking that he is getting.

I would love to see the Rams start the season 2-1 and win at home for the fans but I just don't see it happening this week. The Rams were blown out by a bad Minnesota team, and barely beat a Tampa Bay team that looked like a college team on Thursday night against the Falcons. The Cowboys gave their game against San Francisco away yet were able to score 17 points and run the ball well against them and then they basically just handled Tennessee last week. The Rams have been out of position a little too much and have missed way too many tackles for me to think they have any chance to shutdown Murray and the Cowboys.

Prediction Dallas Cowboys 24 - St Louis Rams 13

St. Louis Rams Week 3 Injury Report

St. Louis Rams Injury Report

St. Louis Rams Week 3 Injury Report

Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis Rams Injury Report

Player - Pos - Injury - Game Status

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

Rolando McClain - LB - Groin - Doubtful
Davon Coleman - DT - Knee - Out
Justin Durant - LB - Groin - Out
Anthony Spencer - DE - Knee - Out
Ken Bishop - DT - Illness - Probable
Zachary Martin - G - Foot - Probable
Tony Romo - QB - Back - Probable
George Selvie - DE - Shoulder - Probable
Joseph Randle - RB - Concussion - Questionable
Lavar Edwards - DE - Knee - Questionable
Dez Bryant - WR - Shoulder - Questionable
Gavin Escobar - TE - Knee - Questionable

St. Louis Rams Injury Report

Brandon McGee - CB - Foot - Out
Rodger Saffold - G- Illness - Probable
Shaun Hill - QB - Thigh - Questionable
Cory Harkey - TE - Knee - Questionable
Tavon Austin - WR - Knee - Questionable

NFL Week 3 Predictions

Every week I will make my NFL game day predictions. I would love it if you share your opinions, or your own predictions in the comment area of our St. Louis Rams Blog. All picks will be straight-up, not against the spread. Good Luck.

Week 3 Predictions below:

Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers
Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions
Indianapolis Colts
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
Miami Dolphins
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears

Last Week 10 - 6 (63%)

2014 Year-To-Date Results -
19 - 13 (59%)

NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

Seattle Seahawks -
Denver Broncos -
Cincinnati Bengals +1
San Francisco 49ers -!
Philadelphia Eagles +1
Indianapolis Colts -1
New England Patriots +2
San Diego Chargers +7
Chicago Bears +3
Green Bay Packers +3
Detroit Lions -3
New Orleans Saints -5
Carolina Panthers -2
Baltimore Ravens -2
Arizona Cardinals -1
Miami Dolphins -6
Buffalo Bills -3
Atlanta Falcons -
New York Jets +2
Dallas Cowboys +4
Pittsburgh Steelers -4
Tennessee Titans -3
Kansas City Chiefs -1
Minnesota Vikings -1
Cleveland Browns +4
Houston Texans -
St. Louis Rams +1
Washington Redskins +3
New York Giants -4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3
Jacksonville Jaguars -1
Oakland Raiders -

Biggest Movers

San Diego Chargers +7

Miami Dolphins -6

Week 3 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Week 3 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Favorite Spread Underdog

Atlanta Falcons - 6.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buffalo Bills - 1 - San Diego Chargers
Dallas Cowboys - 2 - St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles - 6.5 - Washington Redskins
Indianapolis Colts - 7 - Jacksonville Jaguars
New Orleans Saints - 10.5 - Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals - 7 - Tennessee Titans
Baltimore Ravens - 2 - Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions - 1 - Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots - 14.5 - Oakland Raiders
Houston Texans - 1.5 - New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers - 3 - Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks - 5 - Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins - 4 - Kansas City Chiefs
Carolina Panthers - 3 - Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Jets - 3 - Chicago Bears

Weekly Wup Ass Award - Week 2
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St. Louis Rams Grades
Rams Kick Down Bucs 19-17

The St. Louis Rams (1-1) were able to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) 19-17 behind four field goals from Greg Zuerlein the last with 38 seconds to play, in a game that had a little bit of everything including 6 lead changes and a 51 minute lightning
delay. After the Rams took the lead with 38 seconds to play the Buccaneers moved the ball to the Rams 32 yard line on a catch by Mike Evans with just seconds to play. The Buccaneers were out of timeouts and Mike Evans was unable to get off the field or line
up for another play so a mandatory 10 second run off ended the game and the Rams had their first opening road victory in 12 years.

Austin Davis starting in place of Shaun Hill had an excellent game including leading a 71 yard drive in the closing minutes that lead to the Zuerlein 38 yard game winner. Austin finished 22 of 29 for 235 yards and a QB rating of 99.1. Brian Quick who has become a
favor target of Austin Davis again led the team with 7 receptions for 74 yards. On the ground the Rams did try to keep pounding the ball but there was not much room to run. Zac Stacy had 71 tough yards on 19 carries and also had a touchdown to tie the game at 7 in the first quarter.

On defense the Rams once again had issues penalties and missed tackles. The Rams did hold the Buccaneers to 332 total yards but it was a fairly disappointing effort. The Rams allowed backup tailback Bobby Rainey to run for 144 yards on 22 carries. The Rams also
only managed one sack split by Gaines and Sims.

It was a scrappy win for Austin Davis and the St. Louis Rams. There were a ton of key plays in this one but I believe the key to victory was the 3rd & 9 pass from Austin Davis to Austin Pettis for 27 yards with 1:55 setting up the Rams game winning field goal from Zuerlein.

The Rams will try to continue their winning ways next week against the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) at the Edward Jones Dome.

Rams vs. Buccaneers GameDay Preview

The St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will both try to bounce back from horrible Week 1 losses. The Rams lost 34-6 at home to the Vikings, while the Buccaneers offense was flat and lost 20-14 at home to the Derek Anderson led Carolina Panthers.

Its been a terrible three weeks for the Rams who have lost Sam Bradford for the season and had major injuries to Trumaine Johnson and now Chris Long. In addition Shaun Hill who is now the Rams starter for the season suffered a Thigh injury that forced him out of the Vikings game.

The Rams will need much better play out of their offensive line if they want to have any chance at Raymond James Stadium Sunday afternoon. Austin Davis who replaced Shaun Hill to start the 3rd quarter was chased the entire second half as the Vikings were able to get 5 sacks, many due to the terrible blocking of Guard Davin Joseph. The woes continued on the ground as the Rams were only able to gain 72 yards on 22 carries. Through the air it was nice to see Brian Quick catch 7 balls for 99 yards however Kenny Britt was a no show and Tavon Austin was held in check with only 3 receptions for 34 yards as Brian Schottenheimer continues to search for ways to use him.

The Buccaneers had their own disappointing effort as they fell behind to the Panthers and were unable to catch up. Josh McCown had 2 TD passes late but earlier he had 2 interceptions and 2 fumbles which proved to much to over come. The Buccaneers have two great receivers to watch in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. The two only combined for 9 catches and 73 yards, look for the Buccaneers to really tried to feed them the ball the week again the Rams small corners. The Buccaneers also had their offensive line issues as Doug Martin was only able to gain 9 yards on 9 carries and they allowed three sacks as well.

The key to this game will definitely be offensive line play. Look for Robert Quinn to put a lot of pressure on Josh McCown working against a beat up oline and injured Logan Mankins. The Rams will need to put the heat on McCown to help the cornerbacks stay on Jackson and Evans. On the ground the Rams will need to give Zac Stacy more carries than last week when he only had 4 at half time.

On the flip side the Buccaneers will try to pressure Austin Davis with Gerald McCoy and their defense against a beat up Rams offensive line. It will be interesting to see if Davin Joseph starts at Guard or if rookie Greg Robinson will get the start.

This basically should be a scratch and claw game to see who can get to 1-1, I really think the Rams should be able to win this game but they were 2-6 on the road in 2013 and have a lot of pieces in flux still. If the offensive line does not improve they will not have any chance. I see this being a close ugly game that will most likely come down to a field goal.

Prediction - St. Louis Rams 13 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17

Rams Extend Robert Quinn Through 2019
Rans Extend Robert Quinn's Contract

The St. Louis Rams finally provided the fans with some good news today as they announced that they have signed Robert Quinn to a 4-year contract extension. Quinn will now remain a Ram through the 2019 season. Quinn's deal reportedly will pay Quinn $65.6 million, including $41.2 million guaranteed.

Robert Quinn was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Since the start of the 2012 NFL season only JJ Watt has more sacks. In 48 games since Quinn has come into the NFL he has 34.5 sacks, 111 tackles and 8 forced fumbles. With the injury to Chris Long it will be up to Quinn to lead the defense and get sack city going this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

St. Louis Rams Week 2 Injury Report
St. Louis Rams Injury Report

St. Louis Rams Week 2 Injury Report

St. Louis Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report

Player - Pos - Injury - Game Status

St. Louis Rams Injury Report

Trumaine Johnson - CB - Knee - Out
Barrett Jones - C - Back - Out
Lamarcus Joyner - CB - Back - Questionable
Shaun Hill - QB - Thigh - Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report

Michael Johnson - DE - Ankle - Out
Rashaan Melvin - CB - Ankle - Out
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Ankle - Out
Adrian Clayborn - DE - Elbow - Out
Demar Dotson - T - Hamstring - Probable
Dennis Bowers - DE - Abdomen - Questionable
William Gholston - DE - Shoulder - Questionable
Logan Mankins - G - Knee - Questionable
Bradley McDougald - S - Knee - Questionable
Douglas Martin - RB - Knee - Questionable

NFL Week 2 Predictions

Every week I will make my NFL game day predictions. I would love it if you share your opinions, or your own predictions in the comment area of our St. Louis Rams Blog. All picks will be straight-up, not against the spread. Good Luck.

Week 2 Predictions below:

Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals
New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers
Indianapolis Colts

Last Week 9 - 7

2014 Year-To-Date Results - 9 7 (56%)

NFL Week 1 Power Rankings

Seattle Seahawks
Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles
New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
San Diego Chargers
Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers
Atlanta Falcons
Tennessee Titans
Buffalo Bills
New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Houston Texans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
St. Louis Rams
Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders

Chris Long Out 8 To 10 Weeks

In just 18 days the St. Louis Rams went from a team with high hopes to a team without Sam Bradford, a team that lost their home opener by 28 points and now a team that will lose one of their captains DE Chris Long for 8-10 weeks.

Chris Long had his left ankle rolled up on early in the 3rd Quarter and you knew it was not good as he stayed down for a while as trainers looked at his leg. On Wednesday Coach Jeff Fisher said Chris Long will undergo surgery and he will be placed on injured reserve/designated to return. Fisher says Long will return at some point but I am very concerned that he said its a unique injury/surgery, that can't be good.

Luckily the Rams can fill in with 7 year veteran DE William Hayes who had 28 tackles in 14 games including 5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception in 2013, only 12 tackles less than Chris Long. However Hayes underwent hip surgery this past offseason and did not play in the preseason. Long was held without a tackle on Sunday so maybe the Rams depth on the defensive line will come into play here.

For the Rams who are already without Sam Bradford, Trumaine Johnson, Stedman Bailey and possibly Shaun Hill this is another huge blow to a team that can't take many more.

Week 2 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Week 2 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Favorite Spread Underdog

Baltimore Ravens - 3 - Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots - 3 - Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints - 7 - Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals - 5 - Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers - 3 - Detroit Lions
Arizona Cardinals - 3 - New York Giants
Tennessee Titans - 3.5 - Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins - 1 - Buffalo Bills
Washington Redskins - 6 - Jacksonville Jaguars
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5.5 - St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks - 6 - San Diego Chargers
Green Bay Packers - 8 - New York Jets
Denver Broncos - 13 - Kansas City Chiefs
Houston Texans - 3 - Oakland Raiders
San Francisco 49ers - 7 - Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts - 3 - Philadelphia Eagles

Weekly Wup Ass Award - Week 1
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Vikings Bury Rams 34-6

The St. Louis Rams lost 34-6 to the Minnesota Vikings which matched the worst loss in a home season opener in Rams franchise history.

There were two key plays in this very disappointing loss. With the Rams trailing 6-0 1:09 before the half on 2nd and 16 Shaun Hill tried to get a ball into a double covered Jared Cook and Josh Robinson made a great leaping interception to give the Vikings the ball on the Rams 35. Four plays later Matt Cassel hit Greg Jennings for 8 yard touchdown pass behind rookie EJ Gaines and the Vikings took a 13-0 lead into the half.

On the first drive of the second half the Rams Greg Zuerlein kicked a 56-yard field goal to close the gap to 13-3. Then late in the 3rd quarter Cordarrelle Patterson took a handoff and ran through the entire Rams secondary for 67 yard touchdown, giving the Vikings a 20-3 lead and virtually sealing the game.

The Rams who came in with Shaun Hill as the starter and expecting to run the ball only gave the ball to Zac Stacy four times in the first half for 13 yards. The offensive line was terrible allowing 5 sacks and opening up few holes for Stacy and Benny Cunningham. The Rams managed only 72 yards in 22 carries. Davin Joseph who started over rookie first round draft pick Greg Robinson was just horrid.

To make things worse Shaun Hill suffered a thigh injury in the first half and the Rams had to turn to Austin Davis. Davis was 16 of 23 for 192 yards most of the yards came on short passes after the outcome was decided. With under three minutes to play Harrison Smith intercepted Austin Davis and took it 81 yards to put the Vikings up 34-3.

The Rams were one of the most penalized teams in 2013 and on Sunday the Rams continually killed themselves with 13 penalties for 121 yards. Penalties cost the Rams chances at points and also allowed the Vikings to continue drives. The Rams must become more disciplined to be able to compete.

With Shaun Hill most likely out for the Week 2 match up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Rams are going to need to make some serious adjustments.

Rams vs. Vikings GameDay Preview

The St. Louis Rams will try to win their third straight home opener Sunday
at the Edward Jones Dome against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are
coming off a last place 5-10-1 finish in the NFC North. The Vikings made
some off season changes and have a new head coach in former Missouri
Defensive Assistant Mike Zimmer, and new Offensive coordinator Norv

The St. Louis Rams have not had a winning season since 2003 and need to
get off to a great start this season as they have a brutal schedule, the 3rd
toughest strength of schedule in the NFL. The Rams finished last in the very
tough NFC West going 7-9 in 2013.

The Rams will have a simple task heading into their match up against the
Vikings and that is to simply stop Adrian Peterson. As we know that is not
so simple as Peterson ran for 212 yards and a TD in the Vikings 36-22
victory over the Rams in 2012. Peterson is coming off a below average
season for his standards rushing 279 times for 1266 yards and 10 TDs in 14
games in 2013. The Rams will counter will defensive coordinator Gregg
Williams who can't wait to scheme with the Rams solid front seven.

The Vikings drafted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who played very well in
the preseason but they are going to start the season with veteran QB Matt
Cassel. Cassel was 153 of 254 for 1807 yards, 11 TDs and 9 INTs with a QB
rating of 81.6 in 9 games last season. Greg Jennings led the Vikings last
year with 68 receptions for 804 yards and 4 TDs. On the outside look out for
speed burner Cordarrelle Patterson who also is one of the best kick
returners in the game.

The Rams will be starting veteran Shaun Hill as Sam Bradford is out for the
year with a torn ACL. Hill began his career with the Vikings and hopes to be
the Rams savior heading into 2014. Hill's only real starting gig was in 2010
when he started ten games for the 6-10 Detroit Lions coached by Jim
Schwartz. Hill finished that season 257 of 416 for 2,686 yards, 16 TDs and
12 INTs and a 81.3 QB rating.

Jeff Fisher will follow his script which is to pound the rock and have a
punishing aggressive defense. Zac Stacy was the Rams surprise player of
2013 as he rushed for 973 yards with seven touchdowns in only 14 games of
action. The Rams will compliment Stacy with rookie Tre Mason from Auburn
and Benny Cunningham.

Through the air the Rams still really do not have a true number one receiver
but free agent pickup Kenny Britt who has looked great in camp and the
preseason looks to fill that spot. Tavon Austin enters his second season
trying to be more consistant and hoping to get the ball more.

The Vikings allowed 480 points in 2013, and allowed 26 or more points in 13
contest. The Vikings secondary is suspect at best and the loss of Jared
Allen does not help either. The Vikings do not play well outside of their
dome, they were 0-7-1 on the road last season. That being said watch for
their first round pick LB Anthony Barr 6'5" 255 lbs who is a beast and had
1.5 sacks in the preseason.

Based on the Rams schedule is it too early to call this a must win? The Rams had 53 sacks in 2013 add to that Gregg Williams now calling the plays and the addition of first round pick DT Aaron Donald and it will be a long day for Matt Cassel. I believe the Rams are out to prove they are a team and can get along just fine without Sam Bradford. The Rams will have a chip on their shoulder this Sunday and will take it out on the Vikings.

Prediction - St. Louis Rams 30 - Minnesota Vikings 17

St. Louis Rams Week 1 Injury Report
St. Louis Rams Injury Report

St. Louis Rams Week 1 Injury Report

Minnesota Vikings @ St. Louis Rams Injury Report

Player - Pos - Injury - Game Status

Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

Zachary Une - RB - Ankle - Out
Michael Mauti - LB - Foot - Out
Brandon Watts - LB - Knee - Out
Jabari Price - CB - Shoulder - Probable
Rodney Smith - WR - Neck - Probable
Everson Griffen - DE- Sick - Questionable
Mike Harris - T - Shoulder - Questionable

St. Louis Rams Injury Report

Trumaine Johnson - CB - Knee - Out
Barrett Jones - C - Back - Out
Maurice Alexander - S - NA - Probable
Jo-Lonn Dunbar - LB - Shoulder - Probable
William Hayes - DE - Chest - Probable
Jake Long - T - Knee- Probable
Eugene Sims - DE - Knee - Questionable

NFL Week 1 Predictions

Every week I will make my NFL game day predictions. I would love it if you share your opinions, or your own predictions in the comment area of our St. Louis Rams Blog. All picks will be straight-up, not against the spread. Good Luck.

Week 1 Predictions below:

Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints
Cincinnati Bengals
Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears
Houston Texans
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Arizona Cardinals

Week 1 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Week 1 NFL Pointspreads & Totals

Favorite Spread Underdog

Seattle Seahawks - 6 - Green Bay Packers
St. Louis Rams - 3.5 - Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints - 3 - Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens - 1.5 - Cincinnati Bengals
Kansas City Chiefs - 4 - Tennessee Titans
Chicago Bears - 7 - Buffalo Bills
Houston Texans - 3 - Washington Redskins
New York Jets - 5.5 - Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles - 11 - Jacksonville Jaguars
Pittsburgh Steelers - 7 - Cleveland Browns
New England Patriots -5.5 - Miami Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers -5 - Dallas Cowboys
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2 - Carolina Panthers
Denver Broncos - 7.5 - Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions - 6 - New York Giants

St. Louis Rams Practice Squad Selected

The Rams have selected the following ten players to start with to be placed on their practice squad; LB Denicos Allen, WR Emory Blake, S Christian Bryant, DT Matt Conrath, S Matt Daniels, QB Garrett Gilbert, T Sean Hooey, LB Kevin Reddick , WR Justin Veltung and G Brandon Washington.

Michael Sam was not added to the practice squad by the Rams or any other NFL team at this point. Its hard to believe he is not one of the 320 practice squad players in the league that teams will develop. At this point Sam will just need to stay ready for action in case teams have injury or change in positional needs. We wish Sam good luck trying to make an NFL team.

St. Louis Rams Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam had a very good preseason for the St. Louis Rams but in the end its a numbers games and the Rams have announced that they have cut Michael Sam. Sam had 11 tackles and 3 sacks during preseason action but it just was not enough as the Rams strength is their defensive line and ability to rush the passer. Ethan Westbrooks appears to have taken the last D-line spot on the Rams at least for now. As suspended and injured players return to the Rams the roster will continue to change. Michael Sam will now wait to see if another team picks him up over the next 24 hours.

Rams Make Final Cuts

The St. Louis Rams made their final cuts on Saturday afternoon to get down to the 53-man roster limit. The Rams final cuts were:

S Christian Bryant,
DT Matt Conrath,
DB Greg Reid
DE Michael Sam
OL Brandon Washington
LB Lawrence Wilson

The Rams also placed WR Stedman Bailey on Reserve/Suspended.

Rams Cut 17 - Michael Sam On The Roster For Now

The St. Louis Rams cut 17 players on Friday trimming the current roster to 58. The Rams must cut 5 more players by 3PM CST on Saturday to get down to the 53 man roster limit. Cuts on Friday were (QB) Garrett Gilbert, (WR) Emory Blake, (OG) Travis Bond, (DL) Kuortnei Brown, (S) Avery Cunningham, (WR) Austin Franklin, (LB) Aaron Hill, , (DL) Deantre Harlan, (OT) Sean Hooey, (OT) Mitchell Van Dyk, (LB) Etienne Sabino, (TE) Brad Smelley, (LB) Phillip Steward, (WR) Justin Veltung and (CB) Darren Woodard.

Michael Sam remains on the roster at this point. The Rams now only have two quarterbacks after cutting Gilbert. Darren Woodard is probably kicking himself as he had a chance at three interceptions against the Dolphins maybe if he would have hung on to one he could have made the squad. We are only hours from the last cuts so stay tuned.

Rams Slip 14-13 To The Fish
Rams Get Down To 75-Player Limit

On Tuesday the St. Louis Rams released (DE) Sammy Brown and (S) Matt Daniels and placed (C) Demetrius Rhaney and Sam Bradford on injured reserve to reach the 75 player limit. The Rams will now need to reduce their roster to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list prior to 3PM CST on Saturday August 30th.

St. Louis Rams Cut 10 Players

All NFL Teams must trim their rosters to 75 players by 3PM CST on Tuesday August 26th. The Rams cut 10 players on Monday to get down to 79 prior to the deadline. The Rams released (CB) Jarrid Bryant, (P) Bobby Cowan, (T) R.J. Dill, (WR) Jordan Harris, (FB) Kadeem Jones, (LB) Johnny Millard, (WR) T.J. Moe, (T) D.J. Morrell, (LB) Pat Schillerand long snapper Jorgen Hus.

Sam Bradford Out For The Season

Our greatest fears came true this afternoon as we found out that Sam Bradford will miss the entire 2014 NFL season. An MRI that was done on Sunday confirmed that Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee, the same knee that had reconstructive surgery done on it in October 2013.

Just 14 days before the St. Louis Rams open the 2014 season against the Minnesota Vikings this is a devastating blow, to Sam the Rams and the Rams fans who have high hopes heading into the season. The Rams have more talent on their roster than they have had in the last 10 years and fan expectations have grown since the April draft.

Like with all professional sports their is no time to feel sorry for yourself because other teams will not feel sorry for you. It is time to quickly move on and to continue to game plan for the Vikings opener on September 7th. The Rams will need to step and rally around Shaun Hill according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Hill finished 2 of 6 for 45 yards against the Cleveland Browns.

The Rams don't have much time to even let these event process as they will need to travel to play the Miami Dolphins Thursday night at Sun Life Stadium. The Rams will need to decide how much they can play Hill against the Dolphins with Austin Davis and Garrett Gilbert as they only other quarterbacks on the Rams roster. Jeff Fisher says the Rams have not contacted any other team about trading for a QB, however many have rumored that Mark Sanchez would be the best fit however the Rams passed on him during free agency so I believe the Rams will go with Shaun Hill heading into the season.

15 years ago the Rams lost Trent Green heading into the 1999 season and the Rams went on to win the Super Bowl behind a little known backup named Kurt Warner. Could lightning strike twice with Shaun Hill or Austin Davis, Rams fans sure hope so.

Sam Bradford Hurt - Rams Beat Browns 33-14

The St. Louis Rams dominated the Cleveland Browns last night and came away with a 33-14 victory, but none of that mattered to Rams fans as we watched in horror as Sam Bradford fell to the ground in pain with 8:23 to play in the first quarter.

The Rams faced a 2nd and 7 at the Browns 12 yard line when Bradford dropped back to pass and Armonty Bryant raced around Jake Long and fell into Bradfords lower body as he released his pass. What followed was every Rams fans nightmare as Sam fell to the ground in pain appearing to once again injury his left knee which he had ACL surgery on last fall. Sam was able to limp off with the help of the training staff. Fans will need to await an MRI that Bradford will receive on Sunday. Rams coach Jeff Fisher was "very optimistic" after the game, saying "it appeared just to be a hyperextension" but he is not a doctor and I will be holding my breath until we hear more medical evidence about Bradford with hope very high for the 2014 season.

2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year - Odds to Win

Jadeveon Clowney 3/1
Khalil Mack 13/2
CJ Mosley 9/1
Ryan Shazier 9/1
Aaron Donald 15/1
Anthony Barr 15/1

Packers Sack Rams 21-7

The St. Louis Rams lost 21-7 to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night before a pretty sparse crowd at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams went into the contest without many starters as Jake Long, James Laurinaitis and Janoris Jenkins were all held out and the game feature mostly backups after the first quarter of play.

The Packers started the game in a no-huddle offense which they applied throughout. The Packers took the opening kickoff and quickly marched 86 yards to take a 7-0 lead on a 3 yard pass from
Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb. Rodgers looked great going 11 of 13 for 128 yards and a TD, along with a 14 yard scramble for a first down as well. The Packers offense looked ready to start the season.

Sam Bradford saw the most action since he had ACL surgery last fall was also impressive. Bradford finished 9 of 12 for 101 yards and a TD pass to Lance Kendricks. Bradford left the game following
the touchdown pass with 8:02 of the second quarter.

The rest of the game was less than memorable. The Rams were very sluggish after Bradford and members of the starting offensive line left the game. The Rams could not run the ball or pass block once the game moved on. The Rams managed only 216 total yards, only 78 on the ground with a 2.9 yards per carry average. The Rams also allowed 7 sacks as Sean Hooey playing LT was eaten alive by Jayrone Elliott who had 3 sacks and had Austin Davis fleeing the pocket play after play.

On the bright side Benny Cunningham continues to look good as a back up tailback gaining 24 yards on 5 carries, and Trey Wells continues to be a surprise as he has good moves and was able to gain 19 yards on 3 carries. Brian Quick had a great catch and run for 41 yards showing us again a flash of the receiver we believe he can be. In addition Michael Sam played in the second half and got his first sack of the preseason.

Unfortunately Isaiah Pead who was already going to have trouble making this roster tore the ACL in his left knee returning a kickoff in the first quarter as his knee just gave way as he was untouched on the play.

The Rams will face the Cleveland Browns next Saturday in a game which should showcase Sam Bradford and the starters for at least one half of play.

2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year - Odds to Win

Johnny Manziel 11/2
Sammy Watkins 6/1
Brandin Cooks 6/1
Bishop Sankey 8/1
Jordan Matthews 10/1
Mike Evans 12/1
Kelvin Benjamin 12/1
Teddy Bridgewater 12/1
Eric Ebron 14/1
Blake Bortles 20/1
Odell Beckham 25/1
Marqise Lee 25/1
Tre Mason 25/1


Rams Fall 26 - 24 To Saints In Preseason Opener

It was great to finally see the 2014 NFL season get started Thursday night at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams fell 26-24 to the New Orleans Saints as Greg Zuerlein missed a 59 yard FG on last play of the game. Overall it was a pretty entertaining game, however the referees are out to make a point in the
preseason with all of the hands to the face and offensive pass interference penalties. Overall there were 24 accepted penalties for 222 yards.

Shaun Hill played very well in the first half leading the Rams to 14 points. Hill finished 5 of 7 for 84 yards and touchdown passes to Cory Harkey and Stedman Bailey. Garrett Gilbert was not very accurate going 6 of 11 for 53 yards, and Austin Davis looked good going 10 of 16 for 134 yards including a 15 TD pass to Austin Franklin with 3:53 to play to play the Rams within 26-24.

The Rams were able to roll up 388 yards of offense including 150 on the ground. Tre Mason the Rams 3rd round draft pick was able to rush for 51 yards on 15 carries. Zac Stacy had 4 carries for 22 yards in limited action. Backup tailbacks Chase Reynolds and Benny Cunningham fighting for a roster spots were able to gain 46 and 24 yards respectively.

Threw the air the Rams had 12 receivers with at least one catch. Backup TE Alex Bayer led the Rams with five catches for 71 yards. Brian Quick and Chris Givens were both held without a catch in limited action, we will need to see much more of both during the preseason as we await each to hit their upside.

Overall the Rams made way too many mistakes having 14 penalties and missing two field goals including the 59 yarder on the last play of the game which was rushed after Austin Davis was ruled to improperly spike the ball with 11 seconds to play causing a 10 yard penalty and 10 second run off.

The Rams will take on the Green Bay Packers next Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome and we look forward to seeing Sam Bradford in his first action of the year after coming off season ending ACL surgery in 2013.

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2014 Rams Training Camp Schedule
St. Louis Rams 2014 Training Camp Schedule


Friday, July 25
Practice 3:30 PM
Saturday, July 26 Practice 3:30 PM
Sunday, July 27 Practice 5:30 PM
Tuesday, July 29 Practice 3:30 PM
Friday, August 1 Practice 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 2 Scrimmage 12:30 p.m.
Monday, August 4 Practice 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 5 Practice 5:30 PM
Monday, August 11 Practice 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 12 Practice 5:30 PM
Thursday, August 14 Practice 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 19 Practice 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 20 Practice 3:30 PM
St. Louis Rams Vegas Win Total

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St. Louis Rams Draft Greg Robinson OT Auburn

With the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams selected Greg Robinson OT Auburn. One word
describes Greg Robinson and that is mauler! At 6-5 330lbs most draft experts had Robinson ranked as the top run blocker in the draft, and also with the highest upside of any of the offensive lineman. Mike Mayock said "When I put the game tape in, the first guy I thought about ... Orlando Pace." Robinson is an amazing athlete his 10-yard split was in the range of a tight end at the NFL combine. Robinson was the starting left tackle for the SEC Champion Auburn Tigers a team that set team records for rushing yards (4,596) and touchdowns (48).

Robinson is a great selection for the St. Louis Rams who already have Jake Long at LT and Robinson can improve his pass blocking over on the right side and the Rams can continue to play Rodger Saffold inside at Guard. In the case Long goes down or does not return to full health prior to the start of the 2014 season then Robinson can play LT the position he is use too. Robinson took over as the starting left tackle in 2012 and started 11 games, and as a sophomore in 2013, he was a first team All-SEC selection.

Les Snead loves athletes and in Robinson Snead found a huge powerful 21 year old that the Rams will use to protect Sam Bradford and to power run in the NFC West. Jeff Fisher loves to dominate up front and Robinson will sure help them do that. With Zac Stacy and Tre Mason running behind this upgraded line the sky is the limit.

As for weaknesses Robinson only played two seasons at Auburn were they ran a basic zone read running scheme so they ran very few plays but they executed them very well. Also Auburn did not throw the ball a lot so Robinson is looked at as a great run blocker with great potential to pick up the pass blocking quickly with his athleticism.

St. Louis Rams Draft Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh


St. Louis Rams Draft LaMarcus Joyner CB Florida State


St. Louis Rams Draft Tre Mason RB Auburn


St. Louis Rams Draft Mo Alexander SS Utah St


St. Louis Rams Draft EJ Gaines CB Missouri

St. Louis Rams Draft Garrett Gilbert QB SMU


St. Louis Rams Draft Mitchell Van Dyk OT PSU


St. Louis Rams Draft Christian Bryant S OSU


St. Louis Rams Draft Michael Sam DE Missouri


St. Louis Rams Draft Demetrius Rhaney C TSU


St. Louis Rams 2013 Preview

St. Louis Rams 2013 Preview

The 2013 St. Louis Rams will look to improve upon their 7-8-1 record from last season. Sam Bradford must improve in his 4th season and second season with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.  The Rams have added some new weapons for Sam by drafting Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Zac Stacy and picking up free agent TE Jared Cook and LT Jake Long. Sam has just been a middle of the road quarterback and the offensive line and weapon excuse will no longer be valid in 2013.

The Rams face many challenges this season and the biggest challenge is probably playing in the NFC West now considered the toughest division in football. The Rams have the 3rd toughest strength of schedule in 2013. The Rams face tough non-division foes Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis and New Orleans.

In addition to the tough schedule the Rams have a lot of questions entering the 2013 season. We all know that the Rams are hoping their new weapons step up and have a huge impact but hope will not be enough, they have to step up for the team to improve and have any shot at the playoffs. The Rams lost their top running back Steven Jackson to free agency. Jackson had 296 touches, 1366 total yards and 4 TDs in 2012 and the Rams hope Daryl Richardson and others can make up for that loss. The Rams also lost their top two receivers in Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson. Again fans may say Amendola is a injury risk and Gibson is not that good but the two did combine for 114 catches, 1357 yards and 8 TDs. The defense has also been affected as both starting safeties from 2012 Quintin Mikell  and Craig Dahl are both gone and will be replaced by Darian Stewart and Tim McDonald. Just last week the Rams released LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar the 2nd leading tackler last season. The void of all of these players must be mad up to move forward.

On the flip side the Rams, coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead are in the process of building a team and within that process there will be a lot of turnover. That turnover has made the Rams the youngest team in the NFL and with that comes potential much more potential than we have had in a decade. The Rams were 4-1-1 in the NFC West last year and Fisher has built this team to compete in the NFC West. By going out and getting Jake Long and Jared Cook and drafting Tavon Austin and LB Alex Ogletree Fisher has more players to worry NFC West foes. Add to that the 2012 draft picks of Michael Brockers, Brian Quick, janoris Jenkins, Chris Givens and Daryl Richardson you can see that the Rams have more team speed and attitude than they have had in a long time.

In my opinion Sam Bradford is the x-factor. If Sam can become a top 10 type of QB and win games for the Rams their potential is unlimited heading into 2013. My next concern is depth along the offensive line if Jake Long or Rodger Saffold go down the Rams may be in a lot of trouble. Next up would be the fact that Daryl Richardson and Tavon Austin must have big years and put up starter type numbers.

Jeff Fisher, Les Snead and the Rams are on the right track and will be a force for quite some time if all goes as planned. My problem with the Rams was lack of scoring which most seemed not to notice because we were winning some games. The Rams had 10 points or less heading into the 4th quarter of ten games! It 2013 and this league now demands more scoring than that. I like where the Rams are heading but I think they are a year away or will need to catch a few breaks. My head says 8-8, my heart says 10-6 but when I look at the schedule objectively I keep coming up with:

Prediction St. Louis Rams 9-7


What an effort from the St. Louis Rams today in a 20-13 loss in Seattle. The Rams played a great game and finish the season 7-8-1 and fans should be fired up and ready for 2013. This team is for real and the defense is here to stay with Fisher. I would like to thank coach Jeff Fisher for coming to St. Louis and turning this Rams franchise around in just months! I would like to say congratulations to Steven Jackson on another 1000 yard season. What a great game from the Rams defense who finished with 6 sacks and held the Seattle Seahawks to 20 points. What a great job by the Rams offensive line today. The interior of the line was Robert Turner, Scott Wells and Shelley Smith and they kept Sam off the ground all day. Sam Bradford played very well today, I am always tough on him and I thought he had one of his best games today. Get ready for the Rams in 2013 it won't always be pretty under Fisher we are going to see a lot of 16-13, 20-17 type games but we know how to win those games now. The future is very bright and fans should be very proud of the effort the Rams put out in a meaningless week 17 game on the road, very impressive!

NFC West Standings

Cardinals 3 0 0
Seahawks 2 1 0
49ers 1 2 0
Rams 1 2 0

2014 Rams Draft Picks

1 Greg Robinson OT
1 Aaron Donald DT
2 LaMarcus Joyner  CB
3 Tre Mason RB
4 Mo Alexander SS
6 EJ Gaines CB
6 Garrett Gilbert QB
7 Mitchell Van Dyk OT
7 Christian  Bryant FS
7 Michael Sam DE
7 Demetrius Rhaney C
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