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Week 3 at Chicago

Week 3 at Chicago

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The St. Louis Rams seek a second-consecutive vic-tory Sunday as they travel to Soldier Field to facethe Chicago Bears.The Rams are coming off a 31-28 victory over theWashington Redskins in which they overcame a15-point deficit to pick up their first win of the sea-son. QB Sam Bradford passed for 310 yards andthree touchdowns, while Danny Amendola caught15 passes for St. Louis in the victory. Defensively,the Rams were aided by Cortland Finnegan, whointercepted a pass for the second time in as manyweeks.St. Louis visits the Windy City for the first time since2009. The Bears own a 50-34-3 advantage in theall-time series, one that dates back to the Rams’ inaugural season of 1937.
RAMS VISIT CHICAGO IN WEEK 3
VISIT OUR MEDIA WEBSITE AT MEDIA.STLOUISRAMS.COM 
ARTIS TWYMAN
- SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONSATWYMAN@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8759
JULIA FARON
- MANAGER OF MEDIA RELATIONSJFARON@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8766
CASEY PEARCE
- MANAGER OF MEDIA INFORMATIONCPEARCE@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8765
QB Sam Bradford 
Sun. 9/9 at Detroit L, 27-24
Sun. 9/16 Washington
W, 31-28Sun. 9/23 at Chicago Noon Fox
Sun. 9/30 Seattle Noon FoxThurs. 10/4 Arizona 7:20 p.m. NFLN
Sun. 10/14 at Miami Noon Fox
Sun. 10/21 Green Bay Noon FoxSun. 10/28 New England* Noon CBS
Sun. 11/4 BYESun. 11/11 at San Francisco 3:15 p.m. Fox
Sun. 11/18 N.Y. Jets Noon CBS
Sun. 11/25 at Arizona 3:15 p.m. Fox
Sun. 12/2 San Francisco Noon Fox
Sun. 12/9 at Buffalo Noon Fox
Sun. 12/16 Minnesota Noon Fox
Sat. 12/23 at Tampa Bay Noon FoxSun. 12/30 at Seattle 3:15 p.m. Fox
*At Wembley Stadium in London, England
2012 SCHEDULE
W
EEK
3
S
T
. L
OUIS
R
AMS
(1-1)
AT
C
HICAGO
B
EARS
(1-1)
Sunday, September 23, 2012, Soldier Field, Noon (CT)
Wednesday, September 19
-Practice: 11:50 a.m. - 2 p.m.-Coach Fisher, QB SamBradford available-Open locker room: 2:15-3 p.m.Conference Calls:Brian Urlacher - 12:15 p.m.Lovie Smith - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20
-Practice: 11:50 a.m. - 2 p.m.-Coach Fisher,RB Steven Jackson avail-able-Dave McGinnis & BrianSchottenheimer available-Open locker room: 2:15-3 p.m.
Friday, September 21
-Practice: 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.-Coach Fisher available onfield after practice-Open locker room: 1:30 -2:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 22
Travel Day,No Availability
Sunday, September 23
Ramsvs.BearsSoldier FieldNoon
Monday, September 24
Jeff FisherPress Conference4:30 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
BROADCAST INFORMATION
TELEVISION
FOX (KTVI, Channel 2 St. Louis)
RADIO
WXOS (101.1 FM)
Play-by-Play:
Steve Savard
Color Analyst:
D’Marco Farr
Sideline Reporter:
Tony Softli
NATIONAL RADIO
Sports USA Radio Network 
Play-by-Play:
Larry Kahn
Color Analyst:
Ross Tucker
Sideline Reporter:
Troy West
Play-by-Play:
Dick Stockton
Color Analyst:
John Lynch
Sideline Reporter:
Jennifer Hale
 
WR Brandon Gibson
 – Caught two passes for 53 yards, includ-ing a 34-yard touchdown, in win over Washington. Has a touch-down catch in each of first two games this season.
LT Wayne Hunter
Ninth-year pro replaced injured RodgerSaffold in each of first two games this season. Played final threequarters last week and helped the Rams post 452 yards of totaloffense. Has started 21 games and appeared in 65 during NFLcareer.
LG Quinn Ojinnaka
Started and helped Rams rush for 151yards while allowing just two sacks in 37 dropbacks last week. Hasstarted 16 games in seven NFL seasons.
C Rob Turner -
Has appeared in 43 games with four starts.Started at RG in Week 1 before moving to center after injury toScott Wells. Started at C in Week 2 and helped St. Louis rush for151 yards as a team.
RG Harvey Dahl
Mauling road grater has 18 consecutivestarts with Rams. Started all 16 games last season, including 10 atRG and six at RT after injuries forced him to slide over.
RT Barry Richardson
Started at right tackle each of first twogames and helped the offense post 452 total yards in Week 2. First-year Ram started 33 games at right tackle in four seasons withKansas City.
TE Matthew Mulligan
 – Blocked a punt and caught game-winning touchdown pass, his first NFL TD, last week. Appeared in34 career games with the Jets & started 11 while playing for RamsOffensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
WR Danny Amendola
 – 
 
Tied a team record with 15 catches lastweek and posted 160 yards and a touchdown. Leads the NFL with20 receptions this season.
QB Sam Bradford
Passed for 310 yards and 3 TDs in winover Washington. Recorded career-best 117.6 passer rating inWeek 2. Is fourth in NFL with 112.4 rating this season.
FB Brit Miller
Helped St. Louis rush for 151 yards as a teamvs. Washington. Appeared in 12 games with two starts at fullbacklast season and was a key contributor on special teams.
RB Steven Jackson
Rushed for 58 yards on nine carries inWeek 2. Three-time Pro Bowler rushed for 1,145 yards last season.Is leading rusher among active NFL running backs and holds NFL’slongest active streak of consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (7).
KEY CONTRIBUTORS
WR Steve Smith
Caught three passes for 39 yards in Week2. Led the NFC with 107 rec. in 2009. Career totals include 231catches for 2,510 yards and 12 touchdowns.
RB Daryl Richardson
Rushed 15 times for 83 yards, includ-ing a 53-yard run, in Week 2. Rookie ranks second in rushingtouchdowns, fifth in rushing yards and fourth in points scored inAbilene Christian history.
WR Brian Quick
First of three second round picks byRams caught 202 passes for 3,418 yards and 31 touchdowns atAppalachian State.
RB Isaiah Pead
Served as Rams’ kick returner in Weeks 1& 2. Second round pick was First-Team All-Big East and Big EastOffensive Player of the Year in 2012. Ranks third in Bearcats his-tory with 3,288 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns.
TE Lance Kendricks
Caught two passes for 25 yards vs.Washington.
 
Second round pick in 2011 had 28 receptions for 352yards as a rookie.
OFFENSE
LDE Chris Long
Had five QB pressures and five tackles vs.Redskins. Led the Rams with career-high 13.0 sacks in 2011.Signed five-year contract extension in July.
LDT Kendall Langford -
Had two tackles, three QB pressuresand one QB hit in Week 2. Signed with Rams as a free agent inMarch. Played in 64 games with 55 starts with Miami.
RDT Michael Brockers
Missed Weeks 1-2 due to ankle injury.First-round draft pick was a Second-Team All-SEC selection atLSU.
RDE Robert Quinn
Has recorded a sack in each of first twogames. Also had five tackles last week. Rams’ 2011 top draftchoice had 5.0 sacks and 14 quarterback hits in 15 games as arookie.
SLB Rocky McIntosh
Started and had two tackles vs.Redskins. Seventh-year pro recorded 73 tackles for Washingtonlast season.
MLB James Laurinaitis
Led the Rams with 14 tackles vs.Washington. Has 29 stops on the season. Led the team in tacklesfor third time in as many seasons with the club as he posted 142stops in 2011. Signed five-year contract extension prior to Week 1.
WLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar
Tallied 12 tackles last week and had firstcareer interception in Week 1. Has three tackles for loss this sea-son.
LCB Cortland Finnegan
Has
 
recorded one interception in eachof first two games as a Ram. Boasts 16 career INTs. Returned INT31 yards for a touchdown in Week 1. Former Pro Bowler has 81career starts.
RCB Janoris Jenkins
Had six tackles in Week 2.
 
Delivered hisfirst career interception in NFL debut at Detroit. Selected 39th over-all in April’s draft.
SS Craig Dahl
Posted six tackles vs. Washington and eighttackles in Week 1. Totaled 54 tackles on defense and tied for theteam lead with 14 special teams stops in 2011.
FS Quintin Mikell
Had seven tackles in Week 2. Secondamong Rams with 100 tackles last season. Also had a sack, fourforced fumbles and two interceptions in 2011.
KEY CONTRIBUTORS
DE William Hayes
Recorded three tackles and three QB pres-sures in Week 2. Played in 48 games with 12 starts for Titans overa four-year campaign. Collected 181 career tackles (105 solo) and8.0 sacks.
DT Jermelle Cudjo
Has started Weeks 1 & 2 in place ofMichael Brockers and tallied two tackles last week vs. Washington.
CB Bradley Fletcher
Recorded one tackle and one passdefensed vs. Washington. Missed 12 games due to knee injurylast season. Led Rams with 4 interceptions in 2010. Has 23 careerstarts in three NFL seasons.
LB Mario Haggan
Tenth-year pro has appeared in 123games. Spent four seasons in Denver after five with Buffalo.Special teams standout.
DEFENSE
2012 RAMS PROJECTED STARTERS
 
W
EEK
3: S
T
. L
OUIS
R
AMS
 
AT
C
HICAGO
B
EARS
• Overall Regular Season Series:
Bears lead series, 50-34-3
• Rams Regular Season Home Record vs. Bears:
20-22-1
• Rams Regular Season Road Record vs. Bears:
14-28-2
• Current Streak:
Three, two games (2006-present)
• Rams Longest Streak:
Four games (1951-53)
• Bears Longest Streak:
Eight games, three times (1939-42), (1954-58), (1961-64)
• Regular Season Point Total:
Bears 2,020 - Rams 1,762
• Most Points, Rams:
42, two times, Rams 42-17 (1951); Rams 42-38 (1954)
• Most Points, Bears:
52, Bears 52-14 (1963)
• Most Points, both teams:
80, Rams 42-38 (1954)
• Fewest Points, Rams:
0, Bears 6-0 (1963)
• Fewest Points, Bears:
0, two times, Rams 17-0 (1945); Rams 26-0 (1973)
• Fewest Points, both teams:
6, Bears 6-0 (1963)
THE SERIES AT A GLANCE
Former Rams:
• Bears Head Coach
Lovie Smith
was the defensive coordinator for theRams from 2001-03, helping the team reach Super Bowl XXXVI.• Bears LBs Coach
Bob Babich
was the linebackers coach for the St. LouisRams in 2003.• Bears Assistant DBs/Safeties Coach
Gill Byrd
was a defensive assistant(2003-04) and assistant secondary coach (2005) for the Rams.
Former Bears:
• Rams Head Coach
Jeff Fisher
was drafted by the Bears in 1981 andplayed five seasons with the club.• Rams Assistant Head Coach
Dave McGinnis
coached Chicago’s lineback-ers from 1986-95.• Rams Assistant DL Coach
Clyde Simmons
played for the Bears from1999-2000.• Rams Quality Control/Defense Coach
Dennard Wilson
was a scout withthe Bears from 2008-11.• Rams TE Coach
Rob Boras
held the same position with the Bears from2004-09.
Missouri Ties:
• Bears Special Teams Coordinator
Dave Toub
was the defensive line/ strength and conditioning coach at the University of Missouri (Columbia,Mo.) from 1989-2000.• Bears Defensive Backs Coach
Jon Hoke
was the defensive backs coachat the University of Missouri from 1994-1998.
Illinois Ties:
• Rams
FB Brit Miller
is from Decatur, Ill. and played at Illinois.• Rams
DT Matt Conrath
is from Oak Lawn, Ill.• Rams TE Coach
Rob Boras
is from Glen Ellyn, Ill. and was the headcoach at Benedictine University.
Coaching Connections:
• Rams WR Coach
Ray Sherman
coached with Bears OffensiveCoordinator
Mike Tice
in Minnesota.• Rams TE Coach
Rob Boras
and Bears Offensive Coordinator
Mike Tice
coached together with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
NFL Teammate Connections:
• Rams
LB Rocky McIntosh
and Bears
QB Jason Campbell
with theWashington Redskins.• Rams
LB Mario Haggan
and Bears
QB Jay Cutler
and
WR BrandonMarshall
with the Denver Broncos.
College Teammate Connections:
• Rams
TE Lance Kendricks
and Bears
T Gabe Carimi
at Wisconsin.• Rams
DT Matt Conrath
and
S Rodney McLeod
with Bears
DT NateCollins
at Virginia.• Rams
LB Rocky McIntosh
and Bears
WR Devin Hester
at Miami.• Rams
DE Eugene Sims
and Bears
T J’Marcus Webb
at West Texas A&M.• Rams
G Rokevious Watkins
and
S Darian Stewart
with Bears
WRAlshon Jeffery
at South Carolina.• Rams
WR Austin Pettis
and Bears
DE Shea McClellin
at Boise State.• Rams
P Johnny Hekker
and Bears
DT Stephen Paea
at Oregon State.• Rams
WR Steve Smith
and Bears
G Chilo Rachel
at USC.
NOTABLE CONNECTIONSREGULAR SEASON SERIES HISTORY
Regular SeasonBears lead, 50-34-3Year Result Location
1937 Bears, 15-7 CLEBears, 20-2 CHI1938 Rams, 14-7 CHIRams, 23-21 CLE1939 Bears, 30-21 CLEBears, 35-21 CHI1940 Bears, 21-14 CLEBears, 47-25 CHI1941 Bears, 48-21 CLEBears, 31-13 CHI1942 Bears, 21-7 CLEBears, 47-0 CHI1944 Rams, 19-7 CLEBears, 28-21 CHI1945 Rams, 17-0 CLERams, 41-21 CHI1946 Tie, 28-28 CHIBears, 27-21 LA1947 Bears, 41-21 LARams, 17-14 CHI1948 Bears, 42-21 CHIBears, 21-6 LA1949 Rams, 31-16 CHIRams, 27-24 LA1950 Bears, 24-20 LABears, 24-14 CHI1951 Rams, 42-17 CHI1952 Rams, 31-7 LARams, 40-24 CHI1953 Rams, 38-24 LABears, 24-21 CHI1954 Rams, 42-38 LABears, 24-13 CHI1955 Bears, 31-20 LABears, 24-3 CHI1956 Bears, 35-24 LABears, 30-21 CHI1957 Bears, 34-26 CHIBears, 16-10 LA1958 Bears, 31-10 CHIRams, 41-35 LA1959 Rams, 28-21 CHIBears, 26-21 LA1960 Bears, 34-27 CHITie, 24-24 LA1961 Bears, 21-17 LABears, 28-24 CHI1962 Bears, 27-23 LABears, 30-14 CHI1963 Bears, 52-14 LABears, 6-0 CHI1964 Bears, 38-17 CHIBears, 34-24 LA1965 Rams, 30-28 LABears, 31-6 CHI1966 Rams, 31-17 LABears, 17-10 CHI1967 Rams, 28-17 CHI1968 Bears, 17-16 LA1969 Rams, 9-7 CHI1971 Rams, 17-3 LA1972 Tie, 13-13 CHI1973 Rams, 26-0 CHI1975 Rams, 38-10 LA1976 Rams, 20-12 LA1977 Bears, 24-23 CHI1979 Bears, 27-23 CHI1981 Rams, 24-7 CHI1982 Bears, 34-26 LA1983 Rams, 21-14 LA1984 Rams, 29-13 LA1986 Rams, 20-17 CHI1988 Rams, 23-3 LA1989 Bears, 20-10 CHI1990 Bears, 38-9 CHI1993 Rams, 20-6 LA1994 Bears, 27-13 CHI1995 Rams, 34-28 STL1996 Bears, 35-9 CHI1997 Bears, 13-10 STL1998 Rams, 20-12 CHI1999 Rams, 34-12 STL2002 Rams, 21-16 STL2003 Rams, 23-21 CHI2006 Bears, 42-27 STL2008 Bears, 27-3 STL2009 Bears, 17-9 CHI

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