The Rams' decision to leave Steven Jackson active despite lingering back trouble gives their running game a fighting chance against Chicago.
JacksonSeveral other Rams players will miss the game, but Jackson clearly is the most valuable player on the team. This is a 1-10 team with Jackson. It's tough to imagine the Rams keeping a game close without him.
Fullback Mike Karney is inactive again, however, and his absence limits the team's options. The Rams used a third tight end as the fullback against Seattle, but it wasn't the same as having Karney pounding away.