TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: Edward Jones Dome
Weather: Low 49, High 67
Line: St. Louis (-11.5)
As one of the worst teams since the 2008 Detroit Lions, the Jacksonville Jaguars are just flat-out bad. They have yet to seriously contend in any of their games, but it still remains to be seen if they can win a game this season. Maurice Jones-Drew has been nothing but an under-performing running back in 2013 with his 138 yards and one touchdown — rushing for a 2.4 yards per carry average. Chad Henne leads the two-quarterback crew with 512 yards and a touchdown while Blaine Gabbert looks to be the starting for the rest of the season for the lowly Jags who are looking for a top draft pick in this year’s draft.
On the other side of the field, the St. Louis Rams have been a huge disappointment thus far, earning a 1-3 record through four games. Sam Bradford has taken a step back in his career progression, passing for 1,093 yards and seven touchdowns, but struggling to get the ball into the endzone. Bradford has the potential to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, but has severely underperformed. Daryl Richardson has been non-existent in the offensive scheme of things, rushing for just 114 yards and no scores for the worst rushing offense in the league.
Defensively, the Jaguars have a hard time stopping teams from crossing the goal line. They allow the third-most points per game in the league as well as boasting the worst run defense in football. Look for Richardson to finally break out. The Rams have the third-worst run defense in the league, also boding well for Jones-Drew.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 14, Rams 28