Just like last Friday, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson is listed as questionable on the injury report. Under NFL guidelines, that means his chances of playing Sunday at Chicago are 50-50.
Jackson’s sore back “just hasn’t calmed down to where we want it, and we certainly don’t want to reaggravate it,” coach Steve Spagnuolo explained after Jackson completed a second full week in succession without practicing.
After warming up last Sunday, Jackson felt good enough to go, and he wound up rushing 23 times for 89 yards and catching five passes for 27 yards in the 27-17 loss to Seattle. It might be more difficult to get loose at Soldier Field, where Sunday’s high temperature is expected to be in the upper 30s and the wind always is strong.