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The Silence of the Lambs

Once they were the Greatest Show on Turf, now they're just a team who's come down to earth. After last week's loss to the San Francisco 49ers, who swept the Rams, St. Louis is a team without a coach, a QB and a future. The one thing they do have is a potent offense, and that makes them dangerous. But they're equally liable to turn the ball over as they are to score.

RB Steven Jackson is battling injury. To Dallas fans, Jackson is remembered as the running back that was passed over for a first-round pick and Julius Jones. In addition, Buffalo used the Dallas pick on QB J.P. Losman, that led to Drew Bledsoe's release and signing with Dallas. It turned out to be a pretty good deal for Dallas. That's not to say that Jackson isn't a good back, he is, and he could give Dallas a lot of trouble on Sunday. Here's more on his injury.

Even though the Rams have weapons on offense, what they don't have is a decent QB. Since Marc Bulger was injured earlier in the year, the Rams have used Jamie Martin and Ryan Fitzpatrick to varying degrees of success. This week, Martin gets the start again.

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