--RB Brian Leonard, who has been inactive for the first three games of the season, will now be the backup to RB Steven Jackson after Antonio Pittman was lost for four to six weeks with a small crack in his fibula.
--RG Richie Incognito suffered a minor strained knee against Seattle Sunday, but it is not expected to keep him out for this week's game against Buffalo.
--LG Jacob Bell might be able to play this week after missing two games because of a hamstring injury.
--DE Leonard Little has missed the last two games and most of the season opener after suffering a hamstring injury. There's a chance Little could be back at practice this week and be available for Sunday's game against Buffalo.
REPORT CARD VS. SEAHAWKS
C -- The offense actually showed some improvement, at least in the latter stages of the first half and in the second half. QB Marc Bulger was protected well, and was sacked just once. However, throwing the ball down field has been a problem, and WR Torry Holt gained just 37 yards on four receptions, with 22 coming on one play. Bulger's 18 completions averaged just 10.2 yards
C -- There weren't many holes for RB Steven Jackson, as he averaged just 2.9 yards for his 23 attempts. There was a concerted effort to get him the ball, but an eight-yard run was his long for the afternoon.
C -- With an assortment of backup receivers, QB Matt Hasselbeck had a passer rating of 104.6, and while completing just 12 passes, they went for 172 yards (14.3-yard average).
F -- The Seahawks gashed the Rams for 245 yards on 46 attempts and had seven runs of 10 yards or more. Big plays were the story of the day, and most occurred because of missed tackles. Julius Jones (22-140) and T.J. Duckett (19-79) combined for 219 yards on 41 attempts.
B-plus -- These units have been the only ones that have played consistently decent football in three games. Even the return game as better with Dante Hall returning a punt 26 yards. Of course, Hall had a bad penalty when he blocked after calling for a fair catch, setting the Rams up at the 5-yard line instead of the 20. P Donnie Jones boomed his kicks again, averaging 54.5 yards with a 49.5 net. PK Josh Brown made both his field-goal attempts, and he has 17 of the team's 29 points.
D -- The coaching staff, especially on defense, has no answer for the way the unit is giving up huge plays consistently. Gap discipline has been a persistent problem, so the message must not be getting through.
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