Blog update: Up and running for Week 5

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Thanks for sticking with us this morning through some technical difficulties.

The Rams trail the Vikings 17-3 even though they've shown some good things on offense and their defense has generally played well, limiting the Vikings to 10 points and not much since the opening drive.

James Laurinaitis has an interception. The Rams have sacked Brett Favre. They are moving the ball effectively on offense. It's essential they get some points, of course, but this team has not appeared inept since the shaky opening moments of the game.

I'll be covering the Texans-Cardinals game from University of Phoenix Stadium while monitoring the other NFC West games, in part through DirecTV's Supercast feature.