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Nick Foles is in line to get the starting nod at quarterback Sunday against the Bengals, as Case Keenum (concussion) has been ruled inactive, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.
Foles had been preparing to start all week while Keenum went through concussion protocol, and the former starter will now officially take over under center Sunday afternoon. The Bengals pass defense has achieved a No. 16 ranking in the league through 10 contests, allowing 242.8 yards through the air per game. Their secondary will also be at full strength with both Pacman Jones (foot) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) active for the contest. As long as the game stays close, however, Todd Gurley and the running game will continue to be the focal points of the St. Louis offense, potentially limiting the opportunities for Foles.
Nick Foles will get the start Sunday in place of Case Keenum (concussion), Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
This news comes as no surprise after Keenum suffered a blatant head injury during the St. Louis Rams ' final drive last week against Baltimore. Foles, who began the season as the starter, was benched following a loss to the Bears on Nov. 15, but he'll take back the reins and look to improve upon what's been a struggle-filled season. In nine games, Foles has completed just 56.6 percent of his passes while tossing six interceptions compared to only seven touchdowns. Considering St. Louis faces the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Rams' offense figures to be among the least productive fantasy options in Week 12.
The St. Louis Rams are preparing for Nick Foles to start Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Case Keenum (concussion) hasn't cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, but he is listed as questionable. Whichever quarterback ends up starting for the Rams will be among the least attractive Week 12 options at his position. The team wants to see how Keenum feels Saturday, at which point a final decision could be made.
Nick Foles was demoted in favor of Case Keenum was as the St. Louis Rams ' starting quarterback Monday.
Foles is coming off only his second 200-plus yard performance of the season, in which he's completed a miserable 56.6 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns versus six interceptions. While Keenum boasts a 2-8 record as a starter, head coach Jeff Fisher will hope that the change will light a spark under an inept offense outside of Todd Gurley.
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