The statement that was made about the game that WR Danny Amendola had last week for the St. Louis Rams is that it was one of the best games that a receiver has had in franchise history. Considering how many years the likes of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce were playing on the team dubbed as, “The Greatest Show on Turf,” that’s hard to believe. But just watching some film of Amendola work has to be worrisome this week for the Chicago Bears, who are going to be hosting the Rams on Sunday.
Amendola had a dozen catches at halftime against the Washington Redskins last week, and he ended up with 15 grabs for 160 yards and a trip to the end zone. QB Sam Bradford looked like he was building a great rapport with Amendola at the very beginning of last season before the Texas Tech receiver ended up suffering a season-ending injury. Remember that two years ago, Amendola caught 85 passes in spite of the fact that he only had six starts under his belt.
Now, the sky is clearly the limit for Amendola, and he is going to have a chance to shine in a big time way on Sunday.
Credit does have to be given where credit is due though, and the Chicago secondary definitely deserves a tip of the cap. Thanks to a defensive front that has accounted for eight sacks, the secondary already has four picks, led by DB Tim Jennings, who has intercepted three balls. The stars of the defensive backfield are going to be all over Amendola on Sunday, making sure that he has a tough time getting the ball in his hands.
The Rams are one of the bigger underdogs this week for NFL odds, as they are up to +7 ½ in their first game of the year played on grass. Previously, St. Louis beat the Redskins at home and the Detroit Lions on the field turf of Ford Field.