For the first time this season, the entire St. Louis Rams roster was at “full” participation during Thursday’s practice. Steven Jackson, who has sat out of a majority of practices in the latter portion of the season nursing a nagging foot injury, was back in full swing yesterday. Joining him were three other starters, James Laurinaitis, Cortland Finnegan, and Scott Wells, and one soon-to-be non-starter, Craig Dahl.
This string of good health seems characteristic of the type of feat that would occur on a team posed to make a late, post-season push! Sadly, the renewed health comes too little, too late, at least if a Super Bowl ring was the desired result. Still, the St. Louis Rams could put a damper on the Seahawks season in the final week of the Rams 2012 season. A win on the road would guarantee the ‘Hawks a Wild Card spot in the NFC, as opposed to a division championship, forcing them on the road against the winner of the Washington Redskins/Dallas Cowboys game.
Seattle has been dismal on the road this season, with their only road wins coming against the Panthers, Bills, and the post-Cutler concussion Bears. While Wilson, and the rest of the team, have significantly improved over the last half of the season, the Seahawks would like to be playing at least one game at home in the playoffs.