Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy played well enough in his first start to gain coach Jeff Fisher's trust to start again.
And why not? The Rams topped the 100-yard mark for the first time by rushing for a season-high 143 yards, averaging 4 yards a carry, in beating visiting Jacksonville 34-20. It was the highest total since St. Louis put up 173 yards at Arizona on Nov. 25, 2012.
The 5-foot-8, 214-pound Stacy led the team in rushing yards, registering 78 yards on 14 attempts, a 5.6-yard average. The fifth-round pick had just one carry before the start - a 4-yard gain in the season-opening win over Arizona.
''It felt good to go out there and be consistent and help the team get a win,'' Stacy said after practice Thursday. ''I'm a guy who takes advantage of opportunities. Whether it's five carries or 28 carries, I want to make the most of it and put this offense in a position to be successful.''
His yardage was the third highest by a Rams rookie since 2004. Brian Leonard gained 102...