Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rams get Jackson Back For Sunday

As the St. Louis Rams prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, their star running back Steven Jackson is expected to play.

The news could not come at a better time for the Rams as they have started the regular season 0-7 for the first time in team history.

Jackson has been dealing with a groin injury for over a month and has missed the last four games. On the season, Jackson has rushed only 69 times for 233 yards and zero touchdowns.

An Offensive Offense

If the Rams are to win this Sunday against the Browns, they need to start scoring again. The Rams have the worst offense in the, scoring 11 points per game.

It’s a great opportunity for the Rams because the Browns have the third worse scoring defense in the NFL, giving up 30 points per game. The Browns run defense is just as bad. They’ve given up 150 yards per game; the only team’s that are worse are the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. The Browns have also given up 450 yards per game, worst in the NFL.

If the Rams are to win pick up their first win of the season, this week is the week.

A High Scoring Affair?

Although the Browns have a terrible defense, their offense is fourth in the NFL in scoring, with 28 points per game. They are also seventh in total yards per game and eighth in passing yards per game. The Rams defense will have to step it up. The Rams have given up more than 27 points per game this season, among the worst in the NFL.

Claude Terrell Released

The Rams released guard Claude Terrell from the team on Tuesday after he was arrested earlier in the day for assaulting his wife at a Hampton Inn in the town of Webster, Texas.

Terrell was already in trouble after arguing with Rams head coach Scott Linehan last week, causing Linehan to lecture the rest of his players, last Thursday.

Terrell was a fourth round pick for the Rams in 2005. No word yet on any suspension for Terrell.

A Blackout in St. Louis?

The Rams face a possible local blackout on Sunday due to a shortage of tickets sold. There are still 2,900 tickets available for the game on Sunday. According to NFL rules, the Rams need to sell all tickets 72 hours before kickoff, or noon on Thursday. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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