After a surprisingly competitive 2012 season in which the Rams went 7-8-1 overall and 4-1-1 against the NFC West in the first season for coach Jeff Fisher, St. Louis was often cited as a potential playoff dark horse in 2013. The Rams, though, have been a disappointment, standing at 3-4 and ranking near the bottom in many key statistics (30th in total offense at 298.7 per game and 22nd in total defense at 373.3 per game).
And now the Rams will have to play the rest of the season without quarterback Sam Bradford, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft who is out with an ACL injury suffered in a loss last week to Carolina. After playing four of their past six on the road, the Rams now play three of their next four at home. Any chance at reviving the season for the Rams has to start now.