ST. LOUIS -- Good morning and welcome to Week 7.
Half of the NFC West is sitting out this Sunday after San Francisco defeated Seattle in the Thursday night game.
I'm in St. Louis and will be heading over to the Edward Jones Dome early.
The Rams are 3-3 after going 2-14 last season. Their entire starting defense is healthy heading into the game. That's a big change from last season, when the Rams went into their seventh game without either starting corner and a long list of others, including quarterback Sam Bradford.
Seven of the Rams' starters from their seventh game last season aren't on 53-man rosters at present. That's an indication how much roster work was needed, and how much injuries set back the 2011 team.
James Hall, Fred Robbins, Al Harris, Jacob Bell, Jason Brown, Adam Goldberg and A.J. Feeley started in that seventh game last season, a surprise 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints following six defeats to open the season.
Harris retired. The others were released and are not under contract. Bell also retired.
Much has changed for the Rams. A victory over the Packers would give them four victories through Week 7 for the first time since 2006.