The Rams secondary has not done a very good job of slowing down opposing passing games this season.
As Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points out, the Rams are on pace to allow opposing offenses the third-highest completion percentage in a single season. That number could be poised to go up this weekend as they’ll be taking on the Saints and it looks like there’s a good chance starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins will be out of the lineup.
Jenkins missed his third straight day of practice with a back injury on Friday. The Rams didn’t rule him out of the game, listing him as questionable, but it is rarely a good sign for a player’s chances of playing when he misses the entire week of practice.
With that in mind, things also aren’t looking good for wide receiver Tavon Austin. Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports that Austin was still in a walking boot to protect his injured ankle on Friday, which makes three straight missed practices for him as well. Austin joins Jenkins as questionable, but it won’t come as much of a surprise if neither player is able to go this Sunday.