ST. LOUIS --We usually kick off the week with a review of something from Sunday's slate of games, but Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio offered a post related to the St. Louis Rams and their potential relocation on Sunday night that was too interesting to ignore.
According to Florio, a group of influential owners actively opposed to the Rams' efforts to move to Los Angeles is beginning to emerge. Florio mentions Carolina's Jerry Richardson as one of those owners, which is notable since Richardson is a part of the NFL's committee on Los Angeles opportunities.
Like most of the rest of this process, things are constantly bubbling under the surface and the end game remains anyone's guess. But it's notable that a prominent name has at least been paired with this particular round of reporting.
At this point, it seems many options remain in play and there's little doubt that things will evolve and change before a decision is made. At least in the court of public opinion. And no matter how it turns out, with each day, at least we move closer to a much-needed conclusion.
A roundup of the weekend's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... On Friday, we covered the curious case of Rams receiver Brian Quick. ... After falling flat against Washington's run game, we discussed the challenge facing the Rams in Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell. ... The Rams braced for a big contingent of Steelers fans at Sunday's game. ... On the final injury report, running back Todd Gurley was considered questionable, though it still looked like he'd play. ... Three keys to the game examined the need for the Rams to start by slowing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. ... Gurley did indeed make his debut Sunday against the Steelers. ... A fire on the turf delayed the game by about 30 minutes. ... Tight end Lance Kendricks' drop was a big miss in the Rams' loss. ... Receiver Kenny Britt re-emerged for the Rams on Sunday afternoon.
The Steelers lost Roethlisberger for four to six weeks in Sunday's game.
Kevin Seifert writes that Rams safety Mark Barron's hit on Roethlisberger looked illegal.
Our 32 NFL Nation reporters handed out game balls for Sunday's best and brightest.
At 101sports.com, coach Jeff Fisher didn't mince words on the costly errors that cost his team a win against the Steelers.
At stltoday.com, Jeff Gordon handed out his weekly grades.
Jim Thomas offered his instant game story.