BY J.P. SCOTT ON OCTOBER 16, 2013
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but the St. Louis Rams are playing .500 football, one game behind the 49ers.
After what looked like another disappointing season of football for the good people of St. Louis following Week 4, the Rams have rebounded to win two straight — largely due to Sam Bradford‘s effectiveness.
Bradford has not put up Peyton Manning-like numbers over the last two weeks, but he has been accurate with his passes (31 of 50 with no interceptions) while finding the endzone six times.
Two things seemed to have taken the pressure off Bradford as of late: the stellar play of the St. Louis defense and the emergence of Zac Stacy (pictured) in the running game.
In the games against Houston and Jacksonville, the Ram defense allowed 16.5 points per game while logging four interceptions, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns. They have been the textbook definition of opportunistic, constantly making plays to put the offense...