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Rams at Bears: Five Non-starters

This picture has nothing to do with the article, but damn it, it was the best picture!
This picture has nothing to do with the article, but damn it, it was the best picture!

Whoooo!!! How many of y'all are still celebrating Week Two's victory over the Washington Redskins?!?!

This week we're back at it again, with the St. Louis Rams travel to the windy city this week to face the Chicago Bears.

A few non-starting players to keep an eye on that could potentially play a vital role on Sunday at Soldier Field after the jump:

RB Daryl Richardson

Richardson had himself a swell game toting the rock last week versus the Redskins. The seventh-rounder recorded 83 yards on 15 carries – a 5.5 yards per carry average – after Steven Jackson went out with the groin injury. With SJ a week's worth of practice, we might see a heavy dose of Richardson versus Da Bears.

RB Terrance Ganaway

Speaking of running backs, if Jackson is indeed limited or inactive on Sunday, we might see Ganaway on short yardage situations.

WR Austin Pettis

Pettis sat out the first two games of the season for violating the league's substance policy, and now he is back. Pettis had a hell of a preseason, especially as a weapon in the red zone. The Rams, and all of us for that matter, are hoping he retains his form and becomes an immediate asset to an offense that isn't doing too bad....

OL Ty Nsekhe

Starting left tackle Roger Saffold went down (again) last Sunday with a knee injury -- a sprained MCL. Backup Wayne Hunter filled in nicely, until he went down with a left ankle injury (he finished the game). Next in the pecking order is Ty Nsekhe, he of Arena Football League fame. Can dude handle the competition at the NFL level? We might get a chance to see in Chi-Town.

CB Bradley Fletcher

Alright now, this pick is purely out of match-ups. The Bears' QB, Jay Cutler, is notoriously known for throwing interceptions. Fletcher has had interception opportunities in both games, but he couldn't seal the deal (like a virgin trying to get his first one in). Maybe the third game will be the charm?