ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' surprising 4-1 start is not a source of overconfidence. Not with the treacherous stretch the team is facing.
First-year coach Scott Linehan scoffed at the suggestion his team's tight 23-20 victory over the Packers last week might have been a result of the Rams looking ahead to today's game against Seattle.
"It's not like we're coming off a Super Bowl hangover," Linehan said. "We have to approach this thing daily and every week. Half of our team is a new team that's trying to figure out how to play each week."
A crash course is heading their way. The Rams built their early-season victory total against teams that are a combined 7-17. The next five games, including two against the Seahawks, are against teams that are a collective 14-7.
The Seahawks, however, are likely to be without star running back Shaun Alexander (broken foot).