Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Rams-Browns game.
Special-teams breakdowns burned the Rams Sunday, with injuries to rookie WR Greg Salas and TE Lance Kendricks making their loss to the Cardinals even more painful.
Rams rookie WR Greg Salas will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his leg in the team's Week Nine loss to the Cardinals.
Rookie Patrick Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Cardinals a stunning 19-13 victory over the Rams on Sunday.
Don't look now, but ex-Packers CB Josh Gordy looks like he could be on a fast track toward considerably more playing time after a strong outing in the Rams' win over the Saints.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, Lions DE Cliff Avril and Rams DE Robert Quinn were named the NFC Players of Week Eight.
This week, PFW selects Steven Jackson, Terrell Suggs and Donnie Jones as its Players of the Week.
While a run at a division title seems highly unlikely, at least some semblance of respectability seems within reach for the Rams after their huge upset win over the Saints.
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.
Steven Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the Rams upset the Saints 31-21 for their first win on Sunday.
On a team of excellent blockers, WR Michael Crabtree is the 49ers' best, says one team observer in this week's NFC Whispers.
The way we hear it, short of a dramatic turnaround by the Rams in the next month or so, the current regime could be in big trouble.
Rookie DeMarco Murray ran for a franchise-record 253 yards, including an early 91-yard touchdown, leading the Cowboys to a 34-7 victory over the Rams.
With the trade for Brandon Lloyd and the expected return of Mark Clayton, former starting WR Brandon Gibson is facing a drop in the Rams' pecking order, according to NFC Whispers.
Think Oakland gave up too much for 31-year-old Carson Palmer? It could have been a lot worse, as the Packers' trade for John Hadl in 1974 proves.