Akeem Ayers will be asked to do more in coverage and a lot more in general as he moves from the strong side to the weak side.
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Attempting to give the Rams offense an opportunity to identify Packers linebacker Clay Matthews before plays, Daren Bates tried full-on method acting.
St. Louis has some growing support
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After Friday's workout, coach Jeff Fisher revealed that DE Robert Quinn's absence came courtesy of the best reason possible: the birth of a daughter.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
Rams DE Robert Quinn missed Friday's practice but with good reason: he and his wife added a baby girl to the family. Jeff Fisher said he told Quinn that was "more important than what we were doing." Quinn will play Sunday in Green Bay.
Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer
Air horns, the Macarena and now this in Rams' preparation for Packers: LB Daren Bates going the method acting route to give offense a look at Clay Matthews during practice with a blonde wig and the No. 52 jersey. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on the look: "It didn't look really good on him. He battles looks anyway."
Which Rams' team will show up?
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Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein readily acknowledges that the change to the extra point has forced him to alter his approach.
Will Green Bay pack the box?
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As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
Aaron Rodgers offers a conundrum for the Rams' defensive strategy of giving up short passes but limiting long plays.
A look at what others are writing about the St. Louis Rams.
Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5
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What can Browns do for you? Lose?
That's as far as ESPN's Football Power Index is concerned. San Francisco, D.C., Chicago and St. Louis aren't faring much better as all five teams are 3-to-1 underdogs or worse.
It's no coincidence that when quarterback Nick Foles is good against pressure, the St. Louis Rams usually win.
Gurley ready to run wild?
Todd Gurley exploded for 151 yards on 15 second-half carries last week. Can fantasy owners expect more of the same when the Rams face the Packers? Fantasy matchups (Insider)
Packers coach Mike McCarthy interviewed for a job on Jeff Fisher's staff with the Titans when they were moving to Tennessee.
Fisher playing Macarena, annoying players
In preparation for Aaron Rodgers who has a tendency to draw defenders offsides, Rams coach Jeff Fisher has played loud, obnoxious music at practice and scared them with air horns. Said DE William Hayes: "We were in there looking at film and he brings the air horn in there. I was in the boots, getting my legs right, and he comes in there and the first thing I did was I jumped offside." Message (incredibly) loud and clear
Aaron Rodgers' knack for drawing defenses offside and then stealing big chunks of yards is a dangerous proposition for a jumpy Rams defense.
Rams @ Packers
Lambeau Field - Sun 10/11