clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Random Ramsdom: A Rams vs. Cardinals Preview, Injury News, and the 2014 Draft

The St. Louis Rams are preparing for their final matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 season. Both teams will look quite a bit different than they did in Week 1.

Michael Thomas

T.J. McDonald is Making Progress: ESPN

Slowly but surely St. Louis Rams rookie safety T.J. McDonald is knocking off the rust inherent in his eight-week absence. McDonald suffered a broken leg Sept. 26 against San Francisco, an injury that landed him on the injured reserve/designated to return list and kept him out for the following eight weeks.

Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd Miss Practice: Pro Football Talk

The Cardinals were missing a pair of key offensive players at Wednesday’s practice as they started preparing for their game against the Rams.

Barnes Is Next Man Up For Rams’ Offensive Line: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Tim Barnes has long prided himself on his level of preparedness.The second-year center, who has appeared mostly on special teams while serving as the primary backup to veteran Scott Wells, had that quality tested last week, when he was thrust to the top of the depth chart following Wells’ departure after a broken fibula. Barnes played the final 44 offensive snaps against San Francisco.

Meeting With Arizona Represents a Game With Two New-Look Teams: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

In the 13 weeks that have passed since the Rams defeated Arizona 27-24 in the season opener, the Rams’ evolution has been rather significant, though this week’s opponent has also done its share of shape-shifting.

Harvey Dahl Returns to Practice: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Center Scott Wells (fractured fibula) and left tackle Jake Long (concussion) did not practice, but right guard Harvey Dahl, out since Oct. 28 since suffering a knee injury against Seattle, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice at Rams Park in Earth City.

One Slip Wrecked Rams’ Trick Play: St. Louis Post Dispatch

The design was sound. The execution wasn’t. In a Rams season of several near misses, add Sunday’s botched fake punt in San Francisco to the list.

Need help picking this week’s winners for each NFL matchup? The SB Nation panel of NFL experts has you covered.

Currently, the Washington Redskins sit somewhere between No.2 and No.3 overall in the draft order, with CBS Sports claiming the ‘Skins and Jacksonville Jaguars spots would be determined by a coin flip due to similar strength of schedules. For ease of talk, let’s assume the Redskins will continue their streak of bad luck (or good luck, in this case), and win the coin toss, getting the No.2 selection in the draft.

Rams vs. Cardinals NFL Week 14: TV Schedule, Betting Lines, Prediction: Rant Sports

After starting the season off poorly, the Arizona Cardinals have revved up their play and put their foot on the pedal in the playoff race. The St. Louis Rams, on the other hand, haven’t been as impressive as people would have hoped this season, posting a 5-7 record and sitting in last place in the NFC West.

Gray grades the Rams - by position - based on last Sunday’s performance in San Francisco. The result of the game was less than desired…and it’s got a report card to match.

The St. Louis Rams should look to their tight ends for production against the Arizona defense—especially since Jared Cook opened its floodgates in the first place. In Week 1, the former Tennessee Titan poured on a season-high seven catches, 141 yards and two touchdowns at home.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Walter Football

Walt sees very few changes in the top half of 2014’s first round. St. Louis is currently slated for two picks inside the Top 16…and Walt sees no reason to change his prognostications for the Rams this week.

Jeff Fisher & QB Kellen Clemens Post-Practice Comments –Transcripts: Rams News Now

The Rams’ Head Coach and starting QB stayed after practice on Wednesday to answer a few questions. Both answer pertinent questions about the team, their players, and their upcoming matchup against the Cardinals.

It has officially become a losing streak for the Arizona Cardinals when it comes to playing the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have won three straight against the Cards. The last victory? That would be a 23-20 victory in St. Louis on November 27, 2011. That seems like forever ago.