A brilliant performance from Sam Bradford, strong games from bubble players like Donnie Avery, and a pass-heavy Josh McDaniels offense put the St. Louis Rams over against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday by a score of 24-17. Bradford's 7-for-11, 133 yard night was his best preseason showing yet, while Avery caught two balls for 42 yards to provide the Rams with a downfield threat they had lost in his absence. Danario Alexander continued his baffling ways with a performance that Turf Show Times calls blah—except for his tantalizing 43-yard reception.
With Steven Jackson out of the picture in the last week of the preseason the Rams went through the air, with Bradford, A.J. Feeley, and third-stringer Thaddeus Lewis combining for 36 attempts and 358 yards through the air. Lewis continued to make a case for the backup role ahead of veteran Feeley, going 12-for-15 with 164 yards while Feeley threw an interception on a ball he probably should have held.
The Rams finish the preseason 4-0 heading into their Week 1 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Edward Jones Dome.