I laugh in the face of the St. Louis Rams. Are they a tough team? Yes, potentially, and I stress potentially. Although people seem to want to think the Rams have corrected their flaws in these recent weeks, they have not. They are still the same average/above average team that finished this year 8-8.
I think we will beat the Rams, just as we did in Week 2.
Their defense is very suspect, and I don't think they have anything that can stop Vick. I suspect Vick will have another big day. And if they try to key on Vick and play super-contain, they will meet the same fate that the Panthers had in Week 4, in which Vick sliced and diced them through the air. Defensively, the Rams just don't have the talent to match up with even our inconsistent offense.
Now their offense coudl be the downfall of this team. The Rams have the ability to spread you out with their 4 and 5-receiver sets, and we'll need our corners all 100% to match up. If Allen Rossum is forced to play 20+ snaps, then it doesn't bode well for us.
But the Rams most potent weapon is their running game. If Jackson/Faulk have a good day, the Rams will win. But luckily for us, our defense stops the run the best. And I suspect because of that Martz will get very pass-happy. That will allow our front 4 to tee off on Bulger. And what has been the downfall of the Rams heavily-timing based passing game? If you disrupt that timing, it all falls apart. And Patrick Kerney matched up against Blaine Saipaia, he should be drooling.
I don't want to say this is a lock victory, but if the Falcons lose to the Rams, it will not be because they were outplayed, but just because Mora & Co. didn't have the ability to cut it come playoff time. Honestly, losing to St. Louis next week would knock Mora down quite a few pegs in my book.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.