If you—you being a fantasy football owner in particular—thought Matthew Stafford would have an easy assignment against the St. Louis Rams' new defense under Jeff Fisher, you... well, you were almost right. Stafford's moved the ball downfield at will against the Rams, but the Lions' lone touchdown came on a hand-off and midway through the second quarter he threw his second interception of the afternoon, throwing a bullet right to Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. That was a quarter after Janoris Jenkins interrupted your regularly scheduled Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson connection to take a would-be touchdown to midfield.
The Rams' defense has had its usual trouble with the run, but it's looking incredibly pesky against Matthew Stafford and one of football's best offenses in the first half of the 2012 regular season. That's something Rams fans could have only hoped for a few months ago.
When the offense has taken the field, too, it's looked every bit as competent as Jeff Fisher's hire promised. Sam Bradford's usual array of short passes has worked to perfection, and after a slow start the running game seems to have finally picked things up.
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