St. Louis Rams have Surprising Season, Led by Underrated RB Steven Jackson


St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson certainly makes money like one of the best running backs in the game, but he doesn’t seem to get the publicity. Sure, hard-core football fans know he’s a star player, but Jackson doesn’t really obtain coverage commensurate to his accomplishments.

In midseason, Jackson surpassed Eric Dickerson as the Rams’ all-time leading rusher, with a 110-yard effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers On the weekend before before Thanksgiving, he recorded his 10,000th career yard from scrimmage on a first quarter run against the Atlanta Falcons. Truly an elite NFL club.

With 7,855 career rushing yards, Jackson is just a couple seasons away from becoming the 26th back in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards. His team, albeit in one of the worst divisions in pro football history, finds themselves in the thick of the NFC West Division title/postseason race.

By Paul M. Banks

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