Published January 08, 2015
OAKLAND (1-10) at ST. LOUIS (4-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Rams by 6 1-2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 6-5, St. Louis 6-5
SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 8-4
LAST MEETING — Raiders beat Rams 16-14, Sept. 19, 2010
LAST WEEK — Raiders beat Chiefs 24-20; Rams lost to Chargers 27-24
AP PRO32 RANKING — Raiders No. 31, Rams No. 20 (tie)
RAIDERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (26).
RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (25), PASS (12).
RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (25).
RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (20T), PASS (21).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Raiders snapped 16-game losing streak last week against Chiefs and have three extra days of rest. Oakland is just third team since merger to beat first-place team for its first win after losing at least 10 games to start season, and first since Indianapolis beat Green Bay in 1997. ... Raiders have won four of last six in series. This will be first meeting in St. Louis since 2002, when Marshall Faulk ran for 158 yards and had receiving TD in 28-13 win. ... Raiders QB Derek Carr leads NFL rookies with 2,249 yards passing and 14 TDs, both franchise rookie records. ... Raiders had 179 yards rushing against Chiefs, including career-best 112 by Latavius Murray on four carries with two TDs before leaving with concussion. ... ... Rams expected to activate DE Chris Long (left ankle) from injured reserve-designated for return after practicing for three weeks. Raiders began 21-day window this week with WR Rod Streater, out two months with a broken left foot. ... Rams have not won consecutive games, and will need to win out to avoid 11th straight season without finishing above .500. ... Three of Rams' victories have come against opponents that reached conference championship games last year: Denver, Seattle, San Francisco. ... Rams rookie RB Tre Mason is second in NFC rookie rushing with 445 yards. ... DT Aaron Donald leads NFL rookies with five sacks. ... CB Janoris Jenkins had 99-yard interception return for TD last week, fifth score of his three-season career.
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