Rams Cornerback Fined $23K For Hit On Teddy BridgewaterSt. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has been fined $23,152 by the NFL for his hit that left Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a concussion. Joyner made a shoulder-first hit on Bridgewater, who returned to practice Thursday after his head hit hard against the turf early in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Vikings-Rams Game Features Gurley-Peterson DuelComparison games are the low-hanging fruit of NFL analysis and storytelling. Parallels between players can easily be forced. The similarities between Todd Gurley and Adrian Peterson, though, are too striking to ignore. The rookie sensation with St. Louis and the ninth-year star for Minnesota will square off Sunday.
CBS Sports' Dan Fouts: Colts Certainly Have A Plan For Watt Thursday NightFormer NFL quarterback Dan Fouts is now an analyst for CBS Sports and took some time to discuss three huge games that are coming up this weekend and their impact on the season.
Ready To Play: How Rodger Saffold Gets Ready For The NFL SeasonThe St. Louis Rams offensive lineman discusses becoming a mentor in the locker room, his shoulder injury, and getting "Ready To Play" in the NFL on Sundays.
Rookie Spotlight: Todd Gurley Joins A Storied History Of St. Louis Rams Running BacksThe St. Louis Rams have a long history of great running backs, and now they're simply adding one more. Rookie Todd Gurley looks like he will fit right in, and the Rams hope his arrival brings an immediate impact to the offense.
Rams Show Promise And Hope For Future, But 2014 Ends As Many Others HaveThe St. Louis Rams did not have an awful season in 2014, but a 6-10 record isn't what they were hoping for. It was a season filled with close losses, wins over big-time teams, and yet another season-ending injury to quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams have a lot to think about and some good things going forward so 2014 proved a lot.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Zimmer Is On A Mission To Fix The Vikings DefenseThe Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins as a vastly improved defense from last season. However, in the loss, the team was embarrassed by the performance and head coach Mike Zimmer was still upset 24 hours later. He vowed that he will fix the unit. The Vikings face the Chicago Bears in their season finale on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium with draft positioning on the line.
Five Things: Cardinals Vs. Rams Thursday Night RoundupTwo defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Cardinals Defense, Tre Mason And Rams DefenseThe Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
CBS Sports Dan Fouts Talks Cardinals Vs. Rams On Thursday Night FootballThe St. Louis Rams aren't necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on "Thursday Night Football" and CBS Sports' Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.