RB Stephen Davis - Los Angeles Rams
|6-0, 230||Born: 3-1-1974||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 4, pick 0|
2006 Week 1 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis did not have any rushes, catches, or targets, although he did get on the field for one play that resulted in a sack in the third quarter.
2006 Week 2 vs SF (5 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Davis made his first appearance for St. Louis in the second quarter to spell Steven Jackson and carried the ball five times. He appears to be in good shape and should see more short yardage carries as the season wears on. He also caught a short pass for two yards.
2006 Week 4 vs DET (4 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis entered the game in the second half, carrying on three straight plays in the fourth quarter with the Rams trailing 34-33 and driving for the go ahead touchdown.
2006 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Davis touched the ball four times, but of extreme importance to Steven Jackson owners, three of the touches were in the red zone. He had 14 combined yards.
2006 Week 8 vs SD (2 / 18 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis had a nice 14 yard scamper up the gut on his first carry of the game on a third and one situation. His second run did not turn out quite as beneficial, as he coughed up the football with the Rams trailing 14-7 and driving downfield for the potential game-tying score. The fumble occurred in San Diego territory and was returned 79 yards by Marlon McCree for a touchdown. Davis did not record another carry after the fumble.
2006 Week 9 vs KC (6 / 18 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Davis came in to spell Steven Jackson, a role he is accustomed to but also one he may have to fill for a while as RB Tony Fisher left the game with an injury. Davis provided 33 yards on eight touches, including two short receptions.
2006 Week 10 vs SEA (1 / 7 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis had only one carry spelling Steven Jackson.
2006 Week 11 vs CAR (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis entered the game on the second Rams' possession in the first quarter. His only touches were a single carry and passing target.
2006 Week 12 vs SF (5 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
The veteran only caught one pass, but it kept their game winning drive alive in the fourth quarter. Davis appears to be in good shape and looked equally comfortable slamming up inside between the tackles for tough yards or bouncing outside and turning the corner. He is an imposing runner who seems to relish his role as the guy who gives Jackson a breather.
2006 Week 14 vs CHI (3 / 29 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Davis carried once in the first half, gaining 16 yards on fourth and one before coming up a yard short of the goal line. Davis was involved more in the second half after Steven Jackson left the field with cramp. Davis was targeted six times, catching four passes for a total of 37 yards. One of the receptions came on fourth down and Davis converted with an 18 yard gain to the six yard line.
2006 Week 16 vs WAS (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Davis did not get many touches against his former club, but made the most of his limited work. He had just three rushes for 13 yards while spelling Jackson in the running game, but made a big contribution with a ten yard touchdown reception on his only catch of the game. That score came in the third quarter, and tied the game at 28.
2006 Week 17 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis had four carries for four yards as he came in for starter Steven Jackson in mop up duty late in the game as St. Louis had put the game away with a big lead in the fourth quarter.
2005 Week 1 vs NO (13 / 81 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis got the start in this game, despite seeing very limited action in the preseason. Although he split carries with DeShaun Foster throughout the game, Davis made the most of his 13 attempts. He ran with power between the tackles, and found increasing running room as the game wore on. Late in the fourth quarter he broke a 39 yard run on a sweep to the right side. He would have scored a touchdown, but he was caught and tackled from behind at the six yard line. On the same drive, Davis rumbled into the end zone from the one yard line for his lone touchdown of the game. Notably, Davis was used in most short yardage and pure running situations, while Foster saw more action on passing downs.
2005 Week 2 vs NE (25 / 77 / 3 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis was able to convert on three rushing touchdowns, all from one yard out, but gained only 77 yards on 25 carries. To be fair, one TD looked like a bad call as he didn't seem to break the plane of the end zone. He was a big factor in Carolina's offensive game plan and ran the ball hard. He just could not find much running room against a tough Patriot defense. His long run of the game was only 11 yards, and he was not a factor in the passing game.
2005 Week 3 vs MIA (16 / 36 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Davis had been the master of the short touchdown this season, but failed to score on consecutive carries from inside the Miami two yard line. Davis really struggled; splitting his 16 carries evenly between the two halves and gaining only 36 rushing yards. He added 16 passing yards on two receptions, including one red zone target, but did not find the end zone.
2005 Week 4 vs GB (19 / 51 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Davis started the game horribly, totaling negative yardage over his first five carries. Eventually he got going in a positive direction, gaining good yardage through the air and on the ground on his touchdown scoring drive in the second quarter. The second half was also more positive, and included a one yard touchdown run that was set up by a defensive pass interference call drawn by defensive end turned wide receiver (for just one play) Julius Peppers.
2005 Week 5 vs ARI (18 / 46 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis did not have a great day statistically, averaging just 2.6 yards per carry, but had a nice one yard plunge for a touchdown immediately following a costly Arizona turnover. Davis accumulated most his yardage in the second half, where he gained 39 yards on thirteen carries. Davis' thirteen carries in the second half outpaced his counterpart DeShaun Foster, who had only three carries after they had each received five attempts in the first half.
2005 Week 6 vs DET (13 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis made a seven yard gain in the first quarter. He had a 21 yard run in the third quarter, but it was called back with a holding penalty on Rod Gardner. He was generally held to very minimal gains by the Lions' defense as he finished with only 27 yards on his 13 carries. Davis tackled Terrence Holt after his fumble recovery, keeping him out of the end zone and what would have made three defensive touchdowns.
2005 Week 8 vs MIN (17 / 40 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Davis continued his very productive season with two touchdowns in the game. Despite rushing 17 times for just 40 yards Davis was effective on pounding the ball inside and third and short attempts for the first down. His touchdown runs of seven and one yard brought his season total to nine touchdowns the most in his career since the 2000 season. Davis did leave the field in the first quarter after Vikings' nose tackle Pat Williams fell on Davis' right knee. He was able to walk off the field and returned on the next Carolina possession.
2005 Week 9 vs TB (12 / 48 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Davis looked good in his limited action. He ran hard and averaged 4.0 yards per carry, finding the end zone from four yards out and then from a yard out. He broke multiple tackles on the four yard score and ended the game with 11 touchdowns on the season. Davis was stopped inches short of the goal line on another drive and then failed to get in on the following play. He broke free for 17 yards on his best effort. He gave way later in the game to DeShaun Foster when the Panthers had built a big lead.
2005 Week 10 vs NYJ (27 / 81 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis carried the ball a hefty 27 times, yet gained only 81 yards. He did add his twelfth rushing touchdown this season, this one and seven others coming from the one yard line. Davis helped to eat at the clock in the second half, carrying the ball 14 times for 40 yards, including his touchdown.
2005 Week 11 vs CHI (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis had four carries for a total of six yards as the Chicago Bears' defensive line spent the afternoon in the Panthers' backfield.
2005 Week 12 vs BUF (7 / 25 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis had the first five carries for the Panthers, all in the opening six minutes of the game. He seemed set for a big day against the Bills' struggling run defense but he only saw one further carry in the game when he was stopped for a loss on first and goal at the one yard line.
2005 Week 13 vs ATL (5 / 8 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis started the game and opened both of the first two Panthers' drives with four total carries. Both drives went three and out. When RB DeShaun Foster gave the Panthers' offense a lift Davis stayed on the bench until the fourth quarter.
2005 Week 14 vs TB (4 / 23 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis didn't have a first half carry as RB DeShaun Foster was the focus of the Carolina offense. Davis entered the game at the start of the third quarter and gave the Panther a big boost with a 20 yard run off left tackle on third and three. However, on the next series Davis was shut down on consecutive short yardage carries turning the ball over on downs.