(Eds: With AP Photos.) By WARREN MAYES Associated Press Rams coach Jeff Fisher knows the importance of the ground game and aims to get St. Louis' rushing attack in gear.
Playing Jacksonville on Sunday presents the perfect opportunity.
While St. Louis (1-3) has rushed for just 189 yards this season, averaging a league-worst 47.3 yards per game, the Jaguars (0-4) have the worst run defense in the NFL, giving up 165 yards per game, nearly 23 yards more than the next worst team, the Washington Redskins.
''We need to improve if we're going to have a chance to win it,'' Fisher said after practice Thursday at Rams Park.
Fisher has not said who will start, saying most of the backs that are active will ''probably'' play. Playing time may depend on what package the Rams are in on the field.
Daryl Richardson, who backed up Steven Jackson last season, leads the team with 114 rushing yards. The starter this year, he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry.
Earlier this week, Richardson indica...