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St. Louis Rams Hope to Embrace Rare Role as Favorites
December 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams haven't entered many games in 2013 as favorites. Sunday's home finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will mark only the fourth time in 15 outings the Rams have been favored. St. Louis won two of the past three, beating Arizona on opening day and dispatching the...

Week 16 NFL Pick’em: Crunch Time Edition
December 19th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
With 13 of the 16 games on the NFL schedule this week having playoff implications, a lot is riding on the outcomes of this week's games. We saw last week that one play (a 61 yard field goal), one coach's decision (going for two instead of overtime) and one quarterback's...

St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Bucs Both Thinking of What Might Have Been in 2013
December 17th, 2013 at 10:09 AM
When the 2013 schedule came out, the week 16 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked intriguing: two teams that once jockeyed for NFC dominance a decade ago now looking to rebuild under second year head coaches and promising young quarterbacks. Both teams were coming off...

Would the Real St. Louis Rams Please Stand Up?
December 16th, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Is Jeff Fisher half as confused by his team as St. Louis Rams fans are? The St. Louis Rams moved to 6-8 on the season with an improbable  thrashing of the New Orleans Saints Sunday. The win preserves the chance that the Rams could finish at .500 for the season. Of...

NFL Pick’em Week 15: Nelly Edition
December 12th, 2013 at 3:48 PM
In the words of St. Louis's favorite son, Nelly, "It's gettin' hot in here!" Yes, the Rams 101 Pick'em contest is heating up as the temperatures drop. No, (and thankfully) none of us will be removing any clothing. I pulled within one game of Brent with a sterling 13-3 week last...

NFL Pick’em Week 14: Betsy’s Back!
December 5th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
We had a major shakeup last week in our Rams 101 pick'em contest. Brent, who had been distancing himself from the pack, went in the tank with a 7-9 week. I gained two games on him with a 9-7 mark, cutting his lead in half. The winner of the week...

St. Louis Rams Come Out Flat, Get Pancaked in San Francisco
December 2nd, 2013 at 9:39 AM
The St. Louis Rams had a good November run to get themselves back into the NFL playoff conversation. The problem Sunday was that the calendar turned to December. The Rams came out flat, sputtering on offense and committing drive-enabling penalties that allowed the San Francisco 49ers to build a 13...

Three Adjustments Needed for the St. Louis Rams to Get Revenge on San Francisco 49ers
December 1st, 2013 at 9:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** The St. Louis Rams suffered their most embarrassing defeat back in September when the San Francisco 49ers came into the Edward Jones Dome and manhandled the home team in front of a national TV audience. Now the Rams will be looking to make their last ever trip to venerable...

NFL Pick’em Week 13: Turkey Day Edition
November 27th, 2013 at 2:19 PM
It's Turkey Day! And that means two of my favorite things: naps and football. Thanksgiving Day football is a tradition like no other, and now, thanks to the greed...err generosity of the NFL, we can enjoy gridiron action all day long! Brent and I each went 7-6-1 last week, so his...

Three Reasons Why the Pressure is All on the San Francisco 49′ers Sunday
November 26th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Despite the San Francisco 49ers win over Washington on Monday, the Niners enter this week's game at home against the St. Louis Rams with the pressure firmly on them. The defending NFC champs have struggled on their way to a 7-4 record and now face must-win situations each week from here...

St. Louis Rams Resurgence a Reflection of Jeff Fisher
November 25th, 2013 at 9:57 AM
It looked like the St. Louis Rams were done. The month of November started with a home loss to the Tennessee Titans, the third straight for the Rams. Their record stood at 3-6, and with the playoff contending Colts and Bears coming up and Sam Bradford gone for the season,...

Three Ingredients to the St. Louis Rams Recipe for Victory Over the Chicago Bears
November 24th, 2013 at 7:28 AM
The 4-6 St. Louis Rams are favored over the 6-4 Chicago Bears. That's right, it's not a misprint. The Rams, who were left for dead after the home debacle against Tennessee, are coming off a bye week following an impressive 38-8 rout of the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears are banged...

NFL Week 12 Pick’em: Gaining Momentum for the Stretch Run
November 21st, 2013 at 12:09 PM
This week's slate of NFL games features several teams trying to either build or regain momentum for a playoff run down the stretch. Can New England, Detroit and Kansas City rebound at home from devastating road losses. Can San Francisco right their ship? Are the Packers going to miss the...

Expect a Close Game When Chicago Bears Come to Visit
November 18th, 2013 at 2:35 PM
The Chicago Bears have been one of the NFL's most enigmatic teams in 2013. They come to St. Louis Sunday to take on the Rams sporting a 6-4 record and fresh off an overtime win at home against the Baltimore Ravens. Their season thus far has been consistently inconsistent, looking like...

NFL Week 11 Pick’em: Separating from the Pack
November 14th, 2013 at 10:18 AM
We're heading into the home stretch of the NFL season and it's time for the teams who will make up the tournament for the Lombardi Trophy to start to separate themselves. The same is true in our Rams 101 pick'em contest. Brent made his move last week, posting the only winning...

Tavon Austin, Defense Fuel St. Louis Rams Upset in Indianapolis
November 11th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
We told you it could happen, but even we didn't see the St. Louis Rams dominating the Indianapolis Colts the way they did Sunday. St. Louis scored every which way en route to a 38-8 drubbing of the homestanding Colts. Tavon Austin was the star of the game recording three of...

Three Reasons Why the St. Louis Rams Can Upset the Indianapolis Colts
November 10th, 2013 at 7:32 AM
The 3-6 St. Louis Rams go on the road to visit the 6-2 Indianapolis Colts. The Rams are playing with their backup quarterback and have dropped three straight after manhandling the Houston Texans. The Colts, meanwhile, have beaten San Francisco on the road and Seattle and Denver in Lucas Oil...

St. Louis Rams Hope to Control Andrew Luck Better than Last Time
November 9th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
The St. Louis Rams will always hold a special place in Andrew Luck's heart. Luck made his NFL preseason debut against the Rams in 2012. Like his predecessor, Peyton Manning, Luck threw a touchdown pass on his very first play from scrimmage. ***VIDEO1*** The 63 yard screen pass to Donald Brown was...

Indianapolis Colts not Looking Past St. Louis Rams
November 8th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Even though the Indianapolis Colts are cruising atop the AFC South and the St. Louis Rams appear destined for another losing season, nobody in the Colts' locker room is looking past the Rams. Listening to Colts players and coaches talk about St. Louis this week, you'd think the 1986 Bears...

NFL Week 10 Pick’em: What in the World is Going on Here?
November 7th, 2013 at 10:02 AM
This NFL season has been topsy-turvy so far, making picking games each week a treacherous task. Last week, Betsy correctly foresaw the Jets and the Browns pulling off home upsets (her dart board was on the money!). Nevertheless, we all finished last week at 7-6, keeping the standings at the...