Ready To Play: How Rodger Saffold Gets Ready For The NFL SeasonThe St. Louis Rams offensive lineman discusses becoming a mentor in the locker room, his shoulder injury, and getting "Ready To Play" in the NFL on Sundays.
Rookie Spotlight: Todd Gurley Joins A Storied History Of St. Louis Rams Running BacksThe St. Louis Rams have a long history of great running backs, and now they're simply adding one more. Rookie Todd Gurley looks like he will fit right in, and the Rams hope his arrival brings an immediate impact to the offense.
Rams Show Promise And Hope For Future, But 2014 Ends As Many Others HaveThe St. Louis Rams did not have an awful season in 2014, but a 6-10 record isn't what they were hoping for. It was a season filled with close losses, wins over big-time teams, and yet another season-ending injury to quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams have a lot to think about and some good things going forward so 2014 proved a lot.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Daily Madden: 2015 Will Be Another Year With No Pro Football In L.A.The Chargers, Raiders and Rams are the three teams considered top candidates for a move to Los Angeles, and Madden said that's still the case. In fact, rumors are still swirling that someone will be playing in the Rose Bowl next year.
Five Things: Cardinals Vs. Rams Thursday Night RoundupTwo defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
Daily Madden: Many Eyes on Arizona-St. Louis GameThe Thursday night game between Arizona and St. Louis is important for teams other than the division-leading Cardinals.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Cardinals Defense, Tre Mason And Rams DefenseThe Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
CBS Sports Dan Fouts Talks Cardinals Vs. Rams On Thursday Night FootballThe St. Louis Rams aren't necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on "Thursday Night Football" and CBS Sports' Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis RamsA win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.
Opponent Profile: Chiefs Want Revenge And A Playoff SpotThe Oakland Raiders broke their 16-game losing streak last month against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum, but now the Silver & Black go to Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri for the rematch. The Chiefs have lost three in a row, and they are on the verge of playoff elimination—they might blame the Raiders for that, so there's going to be some nasty waiting for Oakland this weekend.
Team Grades: Raiders Pull Off Big Upset, Prove They Don't Need HarbaughNo one outside the Oakland Raiders locker room thought they had a chance to win the Battle of the Bay in 2015, but that's what happened Sunday at the Coliseum. The Silver & Black beat the San Francisco 49ers, 24-13, to win their second straight home game and improve their season record to 2-11.
Injury Report: Raiders Somewhat Healthy For Big Battle Of The Bay On SundayCompared to previous weeks, the Oakland Raiders have a little health momentum on their side heading into Sunday's home matchup with Bay Area rival San Francisco. Forget the Harbaugh intrigue for a few moments: The Silver & Black might be as healthy as they've been all years—not counting the players already on the season-ending IR, of course. Oakland always could use some of those players, but they're lost for the season, of course.
Opponent Profile: Battle Of The Bay Has Added Harbaugh IntrigueRumors are flying that the San Francisco 49ers might trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Oakland Raiders, and that's just the icing on the cake for this Bay Area rivalry. The 49ers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Silver & Black just need something to forget that beating they just took from the St. Louis Rams. The Sunday game at the Coliseum promises to be quite interesting.