NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the St. Louis Rams by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ST. LOUIS RAMS (18)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 21) - That locomotive that ran them over was Adrian Peterson.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 23) - Steven Jackson is showing there is still plenty left in his tank.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 18)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 23) - I have seen enough progress with this team to be encouraged for next season.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 19) - Second-quarter meltdown dooms the Rams, who trailed 30-7 at halftime and never got back in it against the Vikings.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 17) - Sam Bradford has thrown for one TD or less in eight of the Rams' 14 games thus far. He also has thrown for fewer than 225 yards in nine games. St. Louis needs more from its quarterback.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 19) - Sam Bradford critics, listen up: Surround your quarterback with playmakers, and he'll be fine. So will your club.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 18) - They've made strides under Jeff Fisher, but they need more firepower.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 21) - What happened to the Rams defense when Adrian Peterson came to town? The same thing that happens to a lot of teams! The Rams are a year away, but Fisher has them pointed in the right direction.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 18) - The Rams couldn't contain Adrian Peterson but who has in 2012?
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 18) - The Rams knew Minnesota was going to ride Adrian Peterson and still couldn't stop the running back from gaining a season-high 212 yards in a 36-22 loss.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 17) - They have little hope of being a playoff team, but don't be surprised if they are a tough out in their last two games.