After taking over as the Rams’ starting running back in the season’s fifth game, rookie RB
Perhaps most impressive about Stacy’s performance in 2013 has been his ability to maintain, if not exceed, his early-season pace. Stacy’s 133 yards rushing last week against New Orleans were his second-most of the season. His 106 yards in the first half against the Saints established a Rams rookie record.
If he surpassed 1,000 yards in either of the next two games, he would become just the third Rams rookie to eclipse the milestone, joining Eric Dickerson (1,808 yards in 1983) and Jerome Bettis (1,429 in 1993).
Stacy’s teammates have acknowledged the significance of Stacy’s pursuit, particularly given the fact that Stacy entered Week 5 with just one carry for four yards.
“That would be amazing,” QB
If the stats continue to play out as they have in recent weeks, Stacy should stand a better than even chance of reaching the mark. In his 10 starts, Stacy is averaging 85 yards per game, and has been limited to fewer than 50 yards just once, in Week 14 against Arizona. He enters Sunday with 854 yards, needing to average just 73 over the next two games to reach 1,000.
“Considering he got a late start,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said, “I think it would be quite a feat, especially against some of the defenses that we faced this year.
News and Notes:
DE Da’Quan Bowers (knee) and G Carl Nicks (foot) did not practice. S Mark Barron (hamstring) was limited. LB Lavonte David (hamstring), WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring), G Davin Joseph (knee) and DT Akeem Spence (wrist) had full participation Thursday.