Wishing Alec Ogletree a speedy recovery. Good to see him in fine spirits (and likely on morphine) right after the surgery:
God is good all the time!!!!!! Surgery went very well today and now it's time start rehabbing and get back!!!#grindmode— Alec ogletree (@B_easy_uga9) October 6, 2015
That about sums up the offense in the game against Green Bay:
Rams brutal on third down again: 5-for-18 (27.8%). Foles passer rating: 23.8. Hekker: 118.8. Pass protection awful.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) October 11, 2015
Let's hope they don't miss any significant time:
Rams Offense Trashes A Chance To Win In Green Bay: 101 Sports ESPN
Give Bernie Miklasz credit for summing up the game perfectly:
"The 24-10 loss to the Packers can be put at the feet of the Rams offensive line, at the right leg of kicker Greg Zuerlein, and on the right arm of QB Nick Foles. We could also put some blame in the hands of Rams’ receivers … but hell, they’d end up dropping it. The usual foolish pre-snap penalties were an issue again."
Rams' offense fails to capitalize on another strong defensive effort: ESPN NFL Nation
It should come as no surprise that the Rams' defense is keeping the team in games and has shown to be miles ahead of the offense.
Todd Gurley up, Nick Foles, Jeff Fisher down for Rams: ESPN NFL Nation
Nick Wagoner takes a look at the "ups" and "downs" of Sunday's game against the Packers.
Highlights: Todd Gurley at Packers: St. Louis Rams Official Website
A highlight-filled game versus the Packers for the Rams' rising star.
Draft Prospect Highlight Reel: CB - Vernon Hargreaves III - Florida
Stat Facts Of The Week: Toxic Differential
|Team||Turnover Differential||Big Play Differential||Toxic Differential|
|3||New York Giants||6||6||12|
|4||New York Jets||6||5||11|
|5||Green Bay Packers||4||6||10|
|9||St. Louis Rams||2||3||5|
|19||New England Patriots||3||-5||-2|
|20||San Diego Chargers||-2||0||-2|
|21||Kansas City Chiefs||-4||1||-3|
|26||San Francisco 49ers||-5||-4||-9|
|27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-4||-5||-9|
|32||New Orleans Saints||-3||-13||-16|
Four weeks into the regular season, the Rams rank tied for 8th in the NFL in Toxic Differential (plus +5). After the big win against Arizona, the Rams' ranking rose from 13th to its current position. The biggest factor? The Rams did not commit a turnover against Arizona yet had three takeaways.
The expression "toxic differential" was coined by former NFL coach Brian Billick. Billick was head coach of the Baltimore Ravens for 9 seasons, and led them to a Super Bowl victory in the 2000 season.
"People are constantly looking for the right combination of stats to indicate the probable success of a team. What are the key factors to winning? Is it sacks, third-down conversions, first-down efficiency, the ability to run the ball and stop the run, total passing yards? All are important, but none are a precise indicator of success."
"Beginning in 1998, when I was the Vikings' offensive coordinator, I used a formula that I called the "toxic differential" as the best barometer for our team's success. Simply stated, the toxic differential is the correlation between turnovers and explosive plays."
It's Getting Weird In The NFL: Sports Illustrated - MMQB
Peter King recaps the week that was in the NFL.
The injury toll is mounting. Let's hope both players make a speedy recovery over the bye week. More will likely be known today about the extent of their injuries.
Turnovers abound in 24-10 Green Bay win: Acme Packing Company - SB Nation
Our sister site's take on the game between the Rams and Packers.
Todd Gurley slams Clay Matthews: NFL.com
Now THAT's throwing a block to protect your quarterback!
Learning how to win in the trenches with Aaron Donald: Sports Illustrated MMQB
Donald is only in his second season and already he's become one of the most dominant forces in the NFL.
On This Day In Sports History
1992 - Washington Redskin WR Art Monk sets an NFL record with his 820th career reception.
1992 - Bret "Hitman" Hart defeats Ric Flair for the WWF World Heavyweight title.
Jeff Fisher Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Nick Foles Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Tavon Austin Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Trumaine Johnson Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Todd Gurley Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Rams coach Jeff Fisher says four interceptions and three missed field goals were the nail in the coffin for his team in the 24-10 loss to Green Bay.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Post-Game Coverage
Jeff Gordon hands out his grades for the game against the Green Bay Packers.
Jim Thomas shares his thoughts and recaps the game between the Rams and the Green Bay Packers.
Rams QB Nick Foles had one of the worst outings you'll see in the NFL this year. You just can't win many games when your quarterback throws four interceptions. Poor pass protection by the offensive line also contributed to Foles' miserable day.
Todd Gurley has gained 305 yards on 49 carries in his first two starts for the Rams. More good things to follow.
Along with turnovers, a pair of big plays were deciding factors for the Rams in the game against Green Bay.
St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"
The Rams have $4,137,127 in available salary cap space as of 11:00 pm, Sunday, October 11 (the 11th lowest total in the league). Please check here and here for regular salary cap updates throughout the year.
St. Louis Rams Current Roster & Depth Chart
RB Trey Watts' roster exemption will expire on Tuesday. He will likely be added to the 53-man roster, with OLB Alec Ogletree being placed on Injured Reserve-Designated For Return.
C Tim Barnes Demetrius Rhaney RG Rodger Saffold Garrett Reynolds LG Jamon Brown Cody Wichmann RT Rob Havenstein Andrew Donnal LT Greg Robinson Darrell Williams TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey TE Jared Cook WR Tavon Austin Brian Quick Bradley Marquez WR Kenny Britt Stedman Bailey RB Tre Mason Benny Cunningham RB Todd Gurley Chase Reynolds QB Nick Foles Case Keenum Sean Mannion PK Greg Zuerlein P John Hekker LS Jake McQuaide DT Aaron Donald Nick Fairley DT Michael Brockers Ethan Westbrooks DE Chris Long William Hayes DE Robert Quinn Eugene Sims MLB James Laurinaitis Bryce Hager OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar Daren Bates Alec Ogletree OLB Akeem Ayers Cameron Lynch CB Janoris Jenkins Marcus Roberson CB Trumaine Johnson Lamarcus Joyner SS T.J. McDonald Mark Barron Maurice Alexander FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis Christian Bryant Practice Squad Roster Exemption Injured Reserve DE Matt Longacre RB Trey Watts CB E.J. Gaines DT Louis Trinca-Pasat WR Isiah Ferguson DT Doug Worthington CB Melvin White CB Eric Patterson RB Malcolm Brown FB Zach Laskey WR Nick Toon TE Justice Cunningham OT Isaiah Battle
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Monday: Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!