This losing streak is still just the second longest of the season, and each one was by a division opponent. They were swept by the Seahawks in that streak, including the loss on Sunday. Bradford had a very tough game against a solid Seattle defense. It is clear he needs more weapons in this offense, with Brandon Lloyd being the only legitimate receiver on this team right now. Obviously the losses of Amendola and Clayton hurt the depth of the receivers, but if this team is serious about building around Bradford they need to bring some more talent around him. As it stands now, they would have either the 2nd or 3rd pick in the NFL draft, Justin Blackmon anyone? Or Matt Kalil if they want improve this line. Either way, they should have a nice centerpiece to improve the offense. Jackson could use a little help on this line. He struggled running the ball on Monday, with just 63 yards on 20 carries.
The defense had no answer for Marshawn Lynch, but nobody has recently. Chris Long did not have a sack, which is news considering he was racking them up like crazy recently, well all year. The Rams are now 2-11 in an extremely disappointing year. Each of their last 3 opponents currently has a winning record. Nothing is going to get easier for St. Louis in the final stretch. Next up is Cincy, who is now 7-6, but lost 4 of 5. They will be fighting hard for a playoff spot, so expect a hard battle from them. They are a young team, but talented. This won’t be an easy game, especially if the Rams have already packed it in.