Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have placed their starting veteran cornerback Aqib Talib on IR, following a rib injury. Talib injured his ribs during a humiliating road loss two weeks ago to the Seattle Seahawks. The injury was significant enough as he was inactive against their rivaled San Francisco 49ers. In consecutive Rams home and third consecutive losses, both under head coach Sean McVay's tenure, the Rams dealt a devastating blow with Talib's injury.
Talib will be eligible to return in eight weeks week 15 of the NFL season when the Rams will face the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T stadium. Talib will spend his second consecutive season on the IR a week three injury to his ankle last season against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Rams will rally behind cornerback Troy Hill in Talib's absence to hold down the fort until his return. The Rams will need to play flawless football to make it back to the playoffs this season. Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is very optimistic in Hill to play at his best.
Hill will have a tough assignment on Sunday, covering either Atlanta Falcons receivers Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu. The Falcons offense led by quarterback Matt Ryan is ranked second in passing behind the Kansas City Chiefs.