JACKSONVILLE – Here’s this week’s Setting the Table: Storylines and stuff to watch as the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4) prepare to play the St. Louis Rams (1-3) in St. Louis, Mo., Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Jaguars are heading back on the road.
This time, it’s for another two-week stint, and as they head to St. Louis for a road game at the Rams Sunday, the Jaguars are very much a team wanting something good to happen.
They want a victory, yes, and perhaps just as much, they want progress.
That’s something the Jaguars showed at times the first three weeks of the season, but on Sunday, they lost 37-3 to the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field, allowing 17 second-quarter points and being outscored by another 17 in the second half.
The loss left the Jaguars as one of four winless teams after four weeks, with Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all 0-4.
Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Sunday following the Colts loss he is “staying strong” in support of Gabbert, and said the following day he felt more strongly about that stance after reviewing video from the game.
The Rams were picked by some as a potential surprise contender this season, having finished last season 7-8-1 – a dramatic improvement from the previous season’s record of 2-14. Jeff Fisher, then in his first season as the Rams’ head coach after 16 seasons as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, coached St. Louis to its best season since 2006 last season, and did so with what at the time was the NFL’s youngest roster. The Rams have struggled at times to start the season, beating the Arizona Cardinals at home in the regular-season opener before losing their last three games to three NFC teams widely expected to contend for the postseason: the Falcons, Cowboys and 49ers. The Rams are the NFL’s 30th-ranked offense, with quarterback Sam Bradford completing 107 of 182 passes for 1,093 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions.
The game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., Sunday at 1 p.m. will be broadcast regionally on CBS-TV and locally on WTEV CBS-47. Bill Macatee will be the play-by-play announcer, with Steve Tasker providing analysis.
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*Lowery and wide receiver