Keenum will start for St Louis on Sunday.

Case Keenum named St Louis Rams starting quarterback

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If you think of struggling teams in the NFL this season, the first names in your mind would probably be the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens.

You could even be forgiven if your first thought was the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts or possibly even the Denver Broncos.

Problems in St Louis

There are always teams with bad seasons and a lot of room for improvement once you reach the week 10 stage of the season.


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The St Louis Rams are one of those teams are they currently sit at 4-5 with their hopes of reaching the play-offs diminishing more and more with each passing week.

The Rams are seeing the Arizona Cardinals pull away with their division ans while they still have hopes of finishing above the Seattle Seahawks, it may not be enough.

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After two straight losses, the Rams have now acted and made a big change by benching their starting quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles was a part of a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in the off-season which saw quarterback Sam Bradford go the other way.

Now after nine games, he has been benched in favour of Case Keenum - the man who made his first ever appearance for St Louis on Sunday.

When asked why Foles had now been moved to the bench, Rams coach Jeff Fisher had a fairly suspicious reason.

""You know, Nick just needs a break ... Nick just needs a break right now." - Jeff Fisher on benching Foles

The former Houston Texan will now start when the team travel to the Baltimore Ravens in week 11 and search for their fifth victory of the season.

A week for benching

Benching quarterbacks seems like it was the theme of week 10 with the Denver Broncos also benching their quarterback Peyton Manning after a memorable performance.

Manning passed Brett Favre and claimed the all time NFL record for career passing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

But Manning was benched after throwing for just 35 yards with four interceptions - a performance unworthy of a future hall of famer.

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