It wasn’t a work of art, but the Rams did more than enough to pull out the win in Arizona by a score of 19-6 on Sunday. I thought the defense played well, although I think it’s pretty obvious that the joke that is the quarterback position in Arizona had something to do with that. Derek Anderson was awful, Max Hall is even worse, and a rookie from Fordham is their best option right now. For what it’s worth, I have been saying for a few weeks that John Skelton is the most talented quarterback on their roster, and if I was running that team, he would be starting under center the rest of the season.
Offensively, I liked that the team didn’t give up on Steven Jackson, and he ended up having a very nice day. The team is at their best when he is touching the ball consistently, and he got plenty of work today. It’s still a little disappointing that the team had to settle for field goals on numerous drives, but they got away with it today. With the next two games against quality opponents, they won’t be so lucky. Field goals probably won’t be enough to beat the Saints or the Chiefs, so we need to find a way to capitalize on those scoring opportunities.
As far as the injury report goes, we have some guys a bit banged up. Chris Chamberlain injured his hand, and he is going for X-rays. Billy Bajema has a sore knee but should be fine, and Jason Smith is dealing with an ankle. Ron Bartell also suffered a stinger on his shoulder. I will update their conditions later in the week.
Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Billy Bajema, Chris Chamberlain, Derek Anderson, Jason Smith, John Skelton, Kansas City Chiefs, Max Hall, New Orleans Saints, NFL Week13, Ron Bartell, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson