Random Ramsdom, 9/12: Picking up the pieces

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams reacts as the trainer checks his hand during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Edward Jones Dome on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Eagles defeated the Rams 31-15. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

So you had a night to sleep on the St. Louis Rams 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. Now, a new day begins and you can start thinking about the week ahead...not so fast. A few lingering issues remain, namely some big injuries that the team has to respond to before moving on to face the Giants next Monday. For now, let's roll back through the events of the last 24 hours with a few links. 

 

NFC West belongs to anyone who wants it - Don Banks from SI.com points out that the NFC West race could have taken a dramatic turn with the Rams' rash of injuries yesterday. Keep an eye on what Bradford's status is this week.

Wrap-up: Eagles 31, Rams 13 - Sando makes an interesting point in his recap of the Rams' loss: the defense allowed an awful lot of rushing yards given that the free agent acquisitions were geared toward stopping the run. At this point, the only thing the Rams can do is put this game behind them and hope the injuries haven't ended their season already.

MRI machine a busy place for Rams players today - QB Sam Bradford will have an MRI on his finger today, along with Danny Amendola and Steven Jackson. Amendola could be gone for a long time, maybe the entire season. Bradford and Jackson's status is unknown for now. Jason Smith's high ankle sprain could sideline him for a few weeks.

Williams is solid in Jackson's absence - Picking up free agent running back Cadillac Williams paid dividends yesterday. Williams could see even more work is Jackson is sidelined for any length of time.

Rams suffer 'epic disappointment' - "Epic disappointment," that's how Rams DE Chris Long defined the 31-13 loss to the Eagles. Player reactions to the loss from the PD.

Rams Report Card: Worst grade goes to receivers - Lots of D grades for the Rams various units. The receivers get a D- for six dropped passes. On defense, the front seven units both got Ds. 

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