Jaguars vs. Rams: Takeaways from St. Louis' 34-20 Win over Jacksonville

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Jaguars vs. Rams: Takeaways from St. Louis' 34-20 Win over Jacksonville
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The St. Louis Rams (2-3) hosted the winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) and secured a 34-20 victory in front of the home crowd at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Rams—despite dropping their previous three games—now own a 2-1 record at home.

The Rams entered the game ranked 30th in run defense (133.5 yards per game), but St. Louis managed to hold Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew to just 70 yards. Jacksonville picked up a modest 96 total rushing yards in the game.

On offense, St. Louis entered the game ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards, averaging an abysmal 47.2 yards per game. The Rams tripled that average to finish with 143 total rushing yards. Rookie Zac Stacy received his first NFL start and ended the game with 78 yards on 14 carries (5.57 yards per carry).

It was a solid, convincing victory for the Rams, who now have a bit of momentum going into a tough Week 6 road game in Houston. But the win was far from perfect.

Here are several takeaways from St. Louis’ performance against the Jaguars.

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