Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Above-.500 team remaining on the Jaguars' schedule (the 7-0 Colts). The other nine games are against teams with a combined record of 14-43. The Jaguars might have trouble scoring -- they have mustered only three and seven points, respectively, in their two losses -- but they've also prospered off their opponents' misfortune. Jacksonville moved to 4-2 with a victory over the Steelers, who were without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Hines Ward. This week, after their bye, they face an even worse-off team.
St. Louis could be without wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce and quarterback Marc Bulger. And Coach Mike Martz has said he will not return to the team this season because of a heart infection. Last week, Rams President John Shaw, who has balked at giving Martz a contract extension, stopped short of saying the coach would definitely be back in 2006. And the St. Louis Dispatch reported that during last week's win over New Orleans, Martz tried to relay a play-call suggestion to offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild through a team official. But President of Football Operations Jay Zygmunt, who has spent the two games of Martz's absence in the coaches' booth, reportedly refused to allow the official to speak to Fairchild.