ST. LOUIS (AP) Looking for a sure thing on offense three games into the Jeff Fisher era with the St. Louis Rams? It might be Greg Zuerlein.
The rookie kicker is 8 for 8 on field goals this season, including a 56-yarder last week - 1 yard shy of the franchise record.
Sam Bradford passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns two weeks ago, but didn't get the Rams into the end zone in Sunday's loss at Chicago. Running back Steven Jackson is nursing a groin injury. An offensive line that had been keeping Bradford fairly clean surrendered six sacks to the Bears.
Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick out of Division II Missouri Western, has been on the money all three games. He's been effective on kickoffs, too, with special teams limiting opponents to a 17.4-yard average return.
"I guess I'm just confident in my abilities. I expect to make the kick, so I don't get nervous really," Zuerlein said. "I just go out there focused on what I have to do and make it happen."
Special teams coach John Fass...