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St. Louis interim coach Joe Vitt dug a copy of the 2000 film "Gladiator" out of mothballs to show his players a clip to keep them fired up and fighting -- despite being without their head coach and most of their stars.

It couldn't have hurt: The host Rams got another big finish from the defense and a career day from Steven Jackson, who said he was ready to play immediately after watching the video clip.

Jackson had 179 yards on 25 carries and scored the winning touchdown, Mike Furrey's 37-yard interception return led to the go-ahead score and the Rams stuffed the Jaguars' attack in the second half.

"You've got to be innovative and be young and fresh, new with it," Jackson said. "I think he's doing a great job of getting us ready to play."

Fred Taylor, who was questionable with a bruised right ankle, had 165 yards on 22 carries for the Jaguars (4-3).

The Rams (4-4) have won two of three since losing Coach Mike Martz for the season because of a heart ailment. They expect QB Marc Bulger (shoulder) and WRs Torry Holt (knee) and Isaac Bruce (turf toe) to return after their bye next week. DE Leonard Little also should return after missing two games following the shooting death of a younger brother.


St. Louis: Chillar 29 blocked punt return (Wilkins kick), 12:47.

Jacksonville: Taylor 71 run (Scobee kick), 12:24.

St. Louis: Curtis 83 pass from Martin (Wilkins kick), 10:54.


Jacksonville: Wilford 20 pass from Leftwich (Scobee kick), 2:16.

St. Louis: FG Wilkins 41, :00.


Jacksonville: M.Jones 15 pass from Leftwich (Scobee kick), 5:07.


St. Louis: Jackson 19 pass from Martin (Wilkins kick), 12:45.

Attendance: 65,251.

JaguarsRamsFirst Downs 1615Total Net Yards 427386Rushes-Yards 28-22133-200Passing 206186Punt Returns 3-260-0Kickoff Returns 4-1064-66Interceptions Ret. 3-201-37Comp-Att-Int 18-31-113-21-3Sacked-Yards Lost 2-72-14Punts 3-25.75-40.8Fumbles-Lost 1-10-0Penalties-Yards 4-259-59Time Of Possession 31:2228:38RUSHING

Jacksonville: Taylor 22-165, Pearman 1-45, Leftwich 1-9, G.Jones 4-2.

St. Louis: Jackson 25-179, Faulk 6-23, Martin 2-(minus 2).


Jacksonville: Leftwich 18-31-1-213.

St. Louis: Martin 13-21-3-200


Jacksonville: Wilford 6-145, M.Jones 4-38, Smith 2-27, Taylor 2-(minus 5), Taylor 2-(minus 1), Wimbush 1-5, Brady 1-4.

St. Louis: Curtis 3-105, Looker 3-23, McDonald 2-41, Jackson 2-21, Manumaleuna 2-7, Faulk 1-3.


Jacksonville Scobee 49 (WR): 44 (WR).