St. Louis Rams: 5 Things That Will Save Their Season from Going Up in Flames

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St. Louis Rams: 5 Things That Will Save Their Season from Going Up in Flames
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St. Louis fans are frantic at the moment trying to figure out what went wrong with their beloved Rams

But honestly, it's not rocket science. The answers are quite clear. 

Steven Jackson, an elite running back in this league and their best overall player, has been sidelined since Week 1 after only two carries. 

Their most reliable wide receiver, Danny Amendola, who happens to be Sam Bradford's favorite bailout option, dislocated his elbow during the Rams' 2011 opener against Philadelphia. This explains why the team is converting only 25.5 percent of their third downs. 

If those two injuries weren't crippling enough, they also lost Ron Bartell for the season from a neck injury. He was by far the team's best cornerback heading into 2011. 

But with both Jackson and Amendola possibly returning for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Washington Redskins, both the excuses and the patience are running thin. 

The Rams have to get their act together soon if they want to avoid a catastrophic outcome. That means Sunday is practically a must-win situation. 

Here's what they have to do to get back on track not only for the Washington game, but for the remainder of 2011...

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