Around the Horns - 12/29

By Aaron Kirn

Rams Ready for Primetime

It’s been a long time since the St. Louis Rams have played on the big stage.  This is the first time in primetime since a Thursday night appearance on NFL Network against Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, 2007.

Taking it a step further, with the Rams-Seahawks game flexed to NBC Sunday Night Football, the Rams will be appearing on a National Network (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX) game for the first time since Monday Night Football against Indianapolis back on Oct. 17, 2005.

Oh yeah, what’s more strange is if St. Louis wins… there in… the playoffs.  Playoffs? Yeah Jim Mora, playoffs!  Last year we all just hoped we could win a game, this year we’re talking about playoffs!

Bradford by the Numbers

Wins:  7    Most wins by a rookie QB drafted No. 1 overall (since 1970)

Completed Passes:  335    All-Time Rookie Leader

Passing Yards:  382     Yards away from tying Peyton Manning’s record of 3,739 as a rookie

Hoomanawanui’s Return?

Tight end Mike Hoomanawanui is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday as the St. Louis Rams attempt to get the rookie receiving threat ready for this week’s game at Seattle for the NFC West title.

Hommanawanui has 13 catches for an 11.2-yard average and three TDs after missing the first four games of the season with a high left ankle sprain.  Hoomanawanui missed the last four games with a high right ankle sprain.

Jackson Headed for Pro Bowl

“I’m elated to be named to the Pro Bowl,” Steven Jackson said in an article posted on the team’s website Tuesday. “It’s a tremendous honor that has come through a lot of hard work by myself, my teammates and my coaches. I’ll be at the Pro Bowl and I’ll be proudly representing St. Louis.”

Jackson has 1,196 rushing yards through 16 games.  This is his 6th straight season over 1,000 yards rushing.

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