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Rams Looking Forward to Rematch

Posted by nickwagoner on November 28, 2012 – 11:18 PM

– Make no mistake, the Rams look forward to playing every week. For all the work they put in, it’s those 16 games every year that they live for.

– But on Wednesday afternoon – heck on Sunday afternoon after the Arizona game – the enthusiasm for what is to take place Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome was already palpable. It’s not just the rivalry with the Niners that has them looking forward to this week, it’s the chance to settle a score for a game that never really got settled.

– I’m referring, of course, to the 24-24 tie that the Rams and Niners played to back on Nov. 11. Both teams would have loved to finish it and find a victor but it didn’t happen. So Rams Coach Jeff Fisher has his team approaching this week like a chance to finish some very important business.

– I’ll have more looking back on the tie and looking forward to this one tomorrow but for now, know that Fisher and his team are fired up for another shot at San Francisco.

– Speaking of ties, how crazy is this stat? The Rams and Niners can also break another tie. They are tied 61-61-3 in the all time series for regular season games between the teams. Yet another incentive for both sides, as if they needed them in the first place.

– As for the news of the day: CB Janoris Jenkins was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week today, the first Rams defensive player since Chris Long in Week 6, 2010. Check out the story on the front for reaction from Jenkins and others.

– On the injury front, the Rams had a couple of surprise additions to the report.

– WR Danny Amendola (foot) is back in a walking boot and again joined LB Mario Haggan (elbow) as non-participants on Wednesday.

– The other three listed – each with the did not participate designation – are RB Steven Jackson (foot), DE Robert Quinn (concussion) and C Scott Wells (knee).

– It’s likely that Jackson is again just getting some rest after a busy work day in Arizona and he’ll be OK. He followed a similar plan last week.

– On Monday, Fisher said Wells made it through the game fine. It’s possible that the injury is just a rest or maintenance thing for Wells, also. We’ll know more as the week goes on.

– Quinn’s concussion was not on the radar until Wednesday but he must go through the battery of tests before he’s cleared to return so his status will also be monitored throughout the week.

– That’s all for today. Thanks for reading.

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Jenkins Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted by nickwagoner on November 28, 2012 – 3:28 PM

– Many were surprised to learn Tuesday that Rams CB Janoris Jenkins wasn’t a nominee for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week after his two interception, two touchdown performance against the Cardinals.

– The reason why became clear on Wednesday morning when the league announced that Jenkins had earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

– Jenkins becomes the third Ram to win a player of the week award this season. Coincidentally, he joins two other rookies to claim the honor. Rookie punter Johnny Hekker and rookie K Greg Zuerlein earlier claimed the special teams version of the award.

– Jenkins, of course, has been riding the rollercoaster that goes with his position and his rookie status with plenty of ups and downs this season but he ensured that Arizona rookie QB Ryan Lindley had his share of downs against the Cardinals. In the first half, Jenkins jumped a flat route pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown to tie it at 7. In the thid quarter, he noticed a pass coming up short, picked it off and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown.

– Jenkins is the first Ram to win Defensive Player of the Week since DE Chris Long did it in week 6, 2010 against San Diego.

– More to come on this and today’s activities later. Thanks for reading.

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