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Random Ramsdom: Stud-Man Bailey’s Back..and He’ll Be Catching Footballs From the NFL’s Most Accurate QB

The St. Louis Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. They’ll have Stedman Bailey back. Throwing him the ball? Only the most accurate QB in the NFL, Austin Davis.

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Cast Your Vote for the 2015 NFL Hall-of-Fame Nominees |

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection process for the Class of 2015 has officially begun. The 46-person committee has compiled an initial list of 113 modern-era nominees who will be evaluated for their achievements and legacies. The top 25 modern-era nominees will be selected from the initial list and revealed in mid-October.  Make sure to vote for your favorite legendary Rams’ players!

Rams Still Dwelling in the Basement of ESPN’s Power Rankings |  ESPN

After a Week 2 road win, the Rams moved up four spots in ESPN’s most recent NFL power rankings.  That’s great news.  The not-so-great news is that they moved up from 32nd.  That’s last.  Nick Wagoner weighed in with his thoughts on the matter.

NFL, NFLPA Announce PED Deal. Studman’s Back! |  Pro Football Talk

Several players will be allowed to return to their teams this week, including Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick and Stedman Bailey.

Bailey’s Back, And Expecting to Play for Rams on Sunday |  Fox News

Stedman Bailey emerged as a consistent threat late in his rookie season and the St. Louis Rams anticipate plugging the wide receiver back into the mix right away this weekend against Dallas.

Rams’ Practice Recap, Wednesday 9/17 |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

The Rams got to work for this week’s contest against the Cowboys with Wednesday’s practice. Here’s what you should know from the session.

How Will Stedman Bailey’s Return Impact Rams’ Offense? |  Bleacher Report

Through eight quarters of football the Rams have yet to register a single passing touchdown, the only team in the league still waiting to successfully convert that essential football scoring play. So they’ll warmly embrace any and all passing-game help, especially with Sam Bradford out for the season and Shaun Hill still ailing. And especially with Tavon Austin now down for at least two weeks.

Jameis Winston Suspended for "Vulgar" Comments |

When you’re staring an UDFA, 3rd string QB, it’s probably never too early too discuss QB options for next year’s draft.  This, for Winston, isn’t the first knock on his character...

Florida State announced Wednesday that quarterback Jameis Winston would be suspended for the first half of Saturday's ACC showdown with Clemson for what the school called inappropriate comments in public.

Shaun Hill Limited on Wednesday |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill was elevated to limited from not participating on the team's injury report last Friday, an apparent sign of progress to his injured thigh.

Pass Protection Must Account for Quinn |  Dallas Cowboys’ Official Site

Jared Cook will certainly be a guy to watch as the Cowboys travel to face the Rams. With the way the offensive line allowed pressure against the Titans, Pro Bowler Robert Quinn will be another Rams player to watch. There’s also the little matter of determining who the Rams will start at quarterback.

Rams’ Week 2 Rookie Stock Report |  Ramblin’ Fan

It wasn’t the prettiest win, but it was a win all the same. The Rams held off the Bucs 19-17 in Tampa for their first win of the season. Week two gave us yet another look at the rookie class that has seen its share of ups and downs the past few weeks. Here is Ramblin’ Fan’s rookie stock report for the St. Louis Rams after week two of the NFL season...

Total Accuracy...a New Way to Measure QB Accuracy |  Field Gulls

Total Accuracy, a new statistic to better measure how accurate quarterbacks are, has been updated through Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season.  Austin Davis is...well...not terrible.  He’s, kind of, the best...

Super Bowl Odds for Each NFL Team |  CBS Sports

Kurt Warner happened.  So you should probably make a sizable withdrawal from your 401k [pay no mind to the penalty fees] and put your livelihood money down on your St. Louis Rams!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rams&#39; Wed. injury report: DNP -- CB Johnson (knee), OL B. Jones (back), WR Austin (knee), TE Harkey (knee), C Wells (not injury related).</p>&mdash; Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) <a href="">September 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>QB Shaun Hill (thigh) and CB Brandon McGee (foot) both listed as limited.</p>&mdash; Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) <a href="">September 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lengthy injury report from Dallas includes WR Dez Bryant (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (groin), QB Tony Romo (back) as non participants.</p>&mdash; Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) <a href="">September 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Davis Looks Ready to Start Again |  NFL Spin Zone

St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill went down with a thigh injury during the team’s Week 1 blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and backup quarterback Austin Davis came in and looked better than the veteran Hill, who is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s best backup QBs. Davis threw an interception with no touchdowns, but he looked more comfortable in the offense, efficient, and athletic than his veteran counterpart. Hill was relatively health and was active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, but it was Davis who was always prepared to start and delivered a quality performance in a gritty, 19-17 victory.

An "Austin"-Tatious Display of Stats and Records |  ESPN 101

Winning on the road is never easy in the NFL, and it has always been a challenge for the Rams to come away from a game at Tampa Bay with one in the victory column. Yet the Rams bounced back from not only last week’s loss, but an early deficit, a weather delay and four second-half lead changes to emerge with the 19-17 triumph. The team is now a very respectable 8-8-1 on the road following a season-opening loss.

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford is set to miss the entire season with a torn ACL. The Rams are a respectable 1-1 after two games so far this year, but the future doesn't look bright at the quarterback position.  Including this season, Bradford will have missed 31 games in five seasons. The Rams need to find a new quarterback for the future because Bradford just can't stay healthy.

The Cowboys and Rams are likely sharing the same playbook Sunday.  Both need to run the ball to protect their quarterback, for different reasons. The Cowboys must slow the pass rush to protect the health of their quarterback, and the Rams need to slow it down to protect the inexperience of theirs.

Rams’ Defense Had a Strange Day in Tampa |  ESPN

After re-watching the St. Louis Rams' 19-17 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and combing through some of the statistics, there were a few things that stood out from the defense's performance.

Cowboys Extra: Scouting the Rams |  Forth Worth Star Telegram

Losing quarterback Sam Bradford to another injury seemed to put an end to the St. Louis Rams’ season before it even began. They had high hopes that Bradford would finally live up to his potential in his fifth season, despite having only an 18-30-1 record in his first four seasons.

Austin Davis...Connecting On and Off the Field |  NewsMagazine Network

While St. Louis Rams fans may have been surprised with how well quarterback Austin Davis played in his dynamic debut win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, Sept. 14, Westminster Christian Academy senior quarterback Brendan Bognar knew it was entirely possible.

Rams Must Prepare for Dallas Invasion |  CBS Sports - St. Louis

When the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys meet for an NFL Week 3 matchup at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, they will do so as two clubs that feel a whole lot better about themselves than they did this same time last week.

Rams vs. Bucs: What I liked. What I didn’t Like |  Ramblin’ Fan

Rams fans only had to wait until the second game of the season for the team to gain its first win, a 19-17 victory over Tampa Bay. This came after a difficult week for the Rams following their loss to Minnesota last week and Chris Long’s injury, and helped to boost confidence in the team. Here are the highs and lows…

Fisher Reiterates Sentiments on DE Sam |  Sports Day, Dallas - Forth Worth

Michael Sam is still in the developmental stages of his professional football career. Working on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, Sam’s job this week is to prepare his current teammates to play Sunday against St. Louis, the team that drafted him in the seventh-round four months ago.

Top 10 Quarterbacks | Pro Football Focus

Here are the top 10 quarterbacks this year (after Week 2) as ranked by our overall play-by-play grading and updated during and after our All-22 Review.  You already know who’s in there...

Dallas Defense Improving; Rams Pass Rush Struggling |  Dallas Cowboys’ Official Site

It’s hard to judge this team through two weeks, given the contrasting performances from Week 1 to Week 2. The one constant has been a devastating ground game, as DeMarco Murray leads the league in rushing yards and is No. 2 in carries after two weeks.

The Rams Will Need to Shut Down Cowboys’ RB Murray |  Ramblin’ Fan

Missed tackles, amidst solid running back play, have lead to the Rams ranking 30th in the NFL in stopping the oppositions rushing attack through two weeks.  That’ll need to change - rather quickly - if the Rams are to stay competitive in their Week 3 matchup vs. the Cowboys.  DeMarco Murray has shown [extremely] well in his first two outings vs. the Rams...

Breaking Down Robert Quinn’s Contract |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn inked a four-year contract extension with the team on Saturday, a deal that is actually a new six-year contract worth $65.6 million.  Now that the details of the contract are available, we can see that Quinn's deal does indeed contain $41.2 million in guarantees though they aren't all technically guaranteed.

Backup QB Leads Rams Into Game vs. Cowboys |  CBS Dallas-Fort Worth

After opening the season with a rough, mistake-filled loss to a team that had been to three straight NFC Championship games, the Dallas Cowboys rebounded with a huge win over the Tennessee Titans. The Titans were a team that many saw as a unit on the rise, and one that some picked to beat Dallas. Instead, the Cowboys dominated both sides of the ball and now they head into Week 3 against a St. Louis Rams team that has not only lost their starting quarterback for the season, but has also lost their backup after one game.