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Looks Like the Pundits were Right About the NFC West
October 23rd, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Football pundits are generally less accurate than weather forecasters in their predictions. This has especially been true in the NFC West. Ever since Joe Montana and Steve Young departed San Francisco, the so-called "experts" covering this division have been a day late and a dollar short in predicting divisional dominance. Nobody...

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford to Miss Remainder of Season
October 21st, 2013 at 8:17 AM
As if yesterday's chippy, mistake-filled 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers was not enough, the St. Louis Rams received a more stunning blow late Sunday evening: QB Sam Bradford will miss the remainder of the 2013 season after tearing his left ACL during the game. Bradford sustained the knee injury late...

Seattle Seahawks Have a Chance to Lay Claim to NFC West
October 15th, 2013 at 9:02 AM
The Seattle Seahawks didn't play well in their home victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. But they won. That's what good NFL teams do over the grind of a grueling 16 game season. They find a way to win. That win turned out to be a big one, keeping the...

Seattle Seahawks Loss Tightens up NFC West Race
October 8th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
  The Seattle Seahawks became the latest victim of Andrew Luck's fourth quarter magic Sunday when the second year quarterback prodigy led the Indianapolis Colts to a 34-28 come-from-behind victory. The Seattle loss brought them back to the pack in the NFC West as San Francisco, Arizona and St. Louis all...

Rest of NFC West Rallies for Victory on the Road
September 30th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Both the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals appeared headed for losses, trailing by two scores on the road entering the fourth quarter. Both teams rallied, with a little help of the opposition, to pull out hard-earned victories. The Seattle Seahawks trailed the Houston Texans 20-6 entering the fourth quarter. Their offense...

NFC West Update: What’s Wrong with the San Francisco 49ers?
September 24th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
You think St. Louis is worked up over the Rams 1-2 start? The Bay Area is apoplectic over the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers stumble out of the gate. What was predicted to be a two-horse race between the Niners and Seahawks for NFC West (and NFC) dominance, is turning...

St. Louis Rams Struggle Out of the Gate in Dallas
September 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 PM
After mounting an impressive comeback in week 1 versus Arizona, and almost pulling off a comeback upset during week 2 in Atlanta, the Rams appeared to be earning a reputation as a "down to the wire", "cardiac" or second half team.  Heading into Dallas for week 3, the Rams were...

Seattle Seahawks Establish Early Dominance in NFC West
September 17th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Something had to give. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers both entered week two 1-0 and primed for a pivotal early season showdown in Seattle. The Seahawks dominated the 49ers on both sides of the ball en route to a convincing 29-3 victory that leaves them alone atop the...

NFC West Comes Out Looking Strong in Week One
September 11th, 2013 at 8:22 AM
  Rams 101 contributor, David Schlager, breaks down the NFC West on a weekly basis.   After a long but good offseason, week one of the 2013 NFL regular season has finally come and gone. In the words of former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green “They are who we thought there were!”   We thought very...

St. Louis Rams Enter Regular Season with Healthiest Roster in NFC West
September 2nd, 2013 at 3:28 PM
There's one area where the St. Louis Rams have a clear advantage over their NFC West rivals heading into the regular season: team health. The Rams accomplished the number one goal of the preseason, to remain healthy, while their divisional foes weren't as fortunate. The Rams will open the season against...

St. Louis Rams Trim Roster with Few Surprises
August 31st, 2013 at 11:52 AM
The St. Louis Rams unofficially began the process of cutting the roster from 75 players (as of yesterday morning) to the league enforced maximum of 53.  This is certainly one of the worst days in the NFL calendar for many of the players, their families and team staffs, as players...

Arizona Cardinals the Latest NFC West Team to Suffer Major Preseason Injury
August 26th, 2013 at 6:57 AM
The St. Louis Rams may be 0-3 in preseason games, but in two weeks that will mean nothing as records reset to 0-0 for the regular season. The Rams' divisional rival, on the other hand, will inherit some lingering injury issues that will stay with them for the regular season...

Halfway Through Preseason, Seattle Seahawks Look Best in NFC West
August 20th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1***  For the umpteenth time, we'll preface an article with the disclaimer, "It's only the preseason." That being said, Pete Carroll looks to have the Seattle Seahawks at a regular season level while the rest of the division is still finding its footing. The Seahawks absolutely blitzed Peyton Manning and the Denver...

NFC West Week in Review: Watch Out for the Arizona Cardinals
August 12th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Yes, it's the first week of preseason. More meaningful predictions are made by tabloid psychics than sportswriters trying to divine regular season performances from exhibition results. Even so, Bruce Arians' Arizona Cardinals look like they're going to be a team to be reckoned with in 2013. Here's what the Cardinals and...

St. Louis Rams Vs. Cleveland Browns Twitter Pulse
August 9th, 2013 at 3:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last night the Rams played their first preseason game, versus the Cleveland Browns, and departed with a 27-19 loss.  During the game #RamsNation was fully represented on Twitter and was excited to see the "new look" offense as well as the new faces brought in this offseason.  Below are a few...

Don’t Count Out the Arizona Cardinals
July 27th, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Rams 101 writer David Schlager makes his debut today. David will be covering the NFC West beat as well as keeping tabs on what's going on around the NFL and how St. Louis Rams players might fare in Fantasy Football.     ***PHOTO1***St. Louis Rams' fans believe that it could be a three-team...

Three Reasons Why the St. Louis Rams Could Win the NFC West
July 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
 ***PHOTO1***The national media may already have anointed the San Francisco 49'ers and the Seattle Seahawks as the favorites to win not just the NFC West, but the NFC. St. Louis Rams fans should know, however, that Jeff Fisher's team just might have a little bit to say about that. While the...

St. Louis Rams’ Notebook, Week 5 – “The Rams are Relevant Again”
October 6th, 2012 at 3:54 AM
Every major sports news outlet is saying it now. It's being debated on Twitter, often by non-fans who'd like to remain in that camp but can't deny that something is different. It's being discussed in and around the Edward Jones Dome, where the energy is pulsating and vibrant. Old fans of...

St. Louis Rams Start Fast, Finish Strong in Big 17-3 Win
October 5th, 2012 at 3:40 AM
The difference between professional sports and lower levels is competitors get paid (legally) not just to compete, but to win. Bottom-feeding teams and athletes that face top-notch opponents either anticipate a season-altering upset victory early or playing the role of spoiler late. Fortunately for the St. Louis Rams, the former instance...

St. Louis Rams Ready for Primetime
October 4th, 2012 at 12:32 PM
For the only game this season, the St. Louis Rams (2-2, 1-0) will kickoff after 3:30 p.m. tonight on NFL Network against the Arizona Cardinals (4-0, 1-0) at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams’ lone night game of the season will be the only one broadcast tonight, giving the franchise...