The burden of carrying the Rams may be catching up to Steven Jackson.
The league’s second leading rusher missed practice Wednesday because of back spasms. He says the injury is just normal “wear and tear” and still expects to play this week against the Seahawks.
Jackson is enjoying a remarkable season for a running back on a truly awful team. He leads the league in rushing attempts despite always playing from behind, and also has 35 catches. Only Chris Johnson has more yards from scrimmage.
Players from one win teams don’t get MVP consideration, but Jackson should at least be in the conversation for the best running back in the league this season.
For his next act, Jackson will have to continue putting up huge stats with Kyle Boller at quarterback.