Scouting the Rams

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alright… after this crazy week, maybe I can finally put some attention to the next game against the Rams. Mainly, hopefully the Chargers can focus on the game after all the movement.

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 29: Runningback Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball in the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium during the game on October 29, 2006 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Rams 38-24. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


Overall Offense Rank 20th
Passing Rank 17th
Rushing Rank 21st
3 fumbles Lost All Season
3rd highest interceptions – 8 total

QB  Sam Bradford
Bradford was the number 1 draft pick this year and has won the Heisman trophy award in college. This is in his first year directing the Rams and he already has more wins than the whole team had last year. Bradford is a rookie QB and will have his ups and downs. He has thrown an interception in each of his first 5 games and last week is the first time he did not throw a TD in a game. He will be missing his main target, Mark Clayton, who suffered a season ending injury last week. He will need to find a new number 1 receiver.

RB Steven Jackson
Steven Jackson has been a beast ever since he has entered the league and has always been known as a great talent that did not have the supporting cast around him. The Rams are taking steps forward with the drafting of Sam Bradford.
He is a powerful runner and people cannot get sloppy with their tackles on this guy. He has been a 1000 yard rusher the last 5 seasons and that is impressive considering the talent around him.

The Chargers should be able to force some interceptions on Bradford. He doesn’t have any targets to throw the ball at. The bolts should be able to stack the line, focus on Steven Jackson and force Sam Bradford and the beat up receiving corps to beat them. Expect Shaun Phillips to add to his sack numbers and force some Bradford to make some throws.
Antwan Applewhite will be starting at the other OLB position and will need to create a good pass rush from his side.  The Chargers defense has played well this season and they will need to stop the opponents from those long drives.

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