Well, we knew it was going to be an issue looking at the game injury report on Friday...and sure enough, the Rams are going with just three cornerbacks today in Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson and rookie standout E.J. Gaines.
Rams inactives: DB L. Joyner, CB M. Roberson, LB Daren Bates, WR Damian Williams, OT Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer, DT Alex Carrington.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 16, 2014
Ethan Westbrooks is up for the first time since Oct. 13 game vs. San Francisco. And all five running backs are up.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 16, 2014
Don't be surprised to see more of the three safety package with McLeod, McDonald and Barron on the field together.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 16, 2014
DEN inactives: WR Cody Latimer, RB Ronnie Hillman, CB Tony Carter, RB Kapri Bibbs, LB Todd Davis, OT Michael Schofield, TE Virgil Green.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 16, 2014
It was gonna be a tough task anyway, but anything that gives Peyton an easier day wouldn't seemingly inspire much optimism. We'll have to see how the Rams open up the defense against Denver's vaunted passing attack to start the game.