The Rams trail Philadelphia (8-6), the New York Giants (7-7) and
Atlanta (7-7) in the battle for the two wild-card spots in the
St. Louis lost seven of eight games before posting a 20-0
victory over the Oakland Raiders last week. The Rams forced
five turnovers, including three interceptions, and Jackson
rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Jackson was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time on Tuesday.
He leads the NFC with 1,916 yards from scrimmage, rushing for
1,236 yards and nine touchdowns and catching 82 passes for 680
Bulger was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time. He is
second in the NFC with 3,665 passing yards and has 19 touchdowns
with eight interceptions.
Holt was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time. He has
eclipsed 1,000 yards for the last seven years, catching 80
passes for 1,044 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
But Rams defensive end Leonard Little, who is among the league
leaders with 12 sacks, was snubbed.
The Redskins have been eliminated from postseason contention,
but they looked like a playoff team last week, posting a 16-10
victory over first-place New Orleans.
Washington rushed for 161 yards, Jason Campbell threw for 204
yards, including a 31-yard touchdown to Santana Moss, and Shaun
Suisham kicked three field goals.
The Redskins also held Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees without a
touchdown pass and limited rookie Reggie Bush to 14 yards on
seven carries and five catches for 19 yards.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers had an interception and batted down a
pass in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to preserve the
Since signing a contract extension, Washington's Ladell Betts
rushed for a career-high 171 yards in a loss to Philadelphia and
119 yards in the win at New Orleans.
The Redskins had just one player named to the Pro Bowl - left
tackle Chris Samuels. It was the fourth selection for Samuels.
Clinton Portis rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the
Redskins' 24-9 win here over the Rams last December. Fullback
Rock Cartwright added a career-high 118 yards on just nine
The St. Louis Rams bounced back last week from an ugly loss to the NFC-leading Chicago Bears, and played a very good ball game against the Oakland Raiders.
The Redskins played spoiler last week against the powerful New Orleans Saints, proving to themselves and others that they are not to be taken lightly despite having been eliminated from any postseason contention.
Look for the Redskins to put together back-to-back performances behind new running back sensation Ladell Betts, who is filling in for the injured Clinton Portis. Betts has been rushing for solid numbers each week, which in turn landed him a five-year contract extension.
The Rams' defense has been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, but it was able to control the Raiders' rushing attack. The Rams look to improve with more aggressive schemes in creating pressure over the final two weeks of play.