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    We have 4 wins. Assume it takes 10 to get in. We have 10 gets left, meaning realistically, we need to win 6. Where do those six come from?

    Answer. Home vs kc, home vs ariz, home vs whiners, road vs oakland, home vs washington and road vs minny.

    Probable Losses. At sandiego, at seattle.

    We have a decent shot- at carolina and home vs. the bears

    In the "we have a decent shot" category, both of those could easily be losses.

    As i see it, given the second half collapse vs seattle and the loss to the whiners, we can certainly still make the playoffs, but we have virtually no margain for error at this point. No more mulligans. The oakland game scares the heck out of me, its the ultimate trap game. A terrible team, with us on the road, will we be up and ready to play? I dont think we should anticipate that 9-7 will get us in. Its not impossible, but not likely either. Thus, we cant even begin to think about the impact of a loss to either a sf, ariz or oakland at this point.

    I think it will all come down to those last two weeks and with wins vs washington and minny i think we get in.

    The game with the most upside of course is at seattle, because if we can find a way to win that game, all of this changes and we are right back in the hunt to win the west. If we lose that game, its wild card or bust in all liklihood, even if we wind up at 11-5 since they will hold the tiebreaker.

    I dont care how good the bears are, i think we have a shot against anyone playing at home. The game is also several weeks away and there is no telling the injury status of the teams at that point.

    When you break down the sked like this, you see why those early season games against lousy teams like detroit and green bay were must wins. People say "its early in the season there is plenty of football left." Sure there is, but there are only 16 games and you have to be realistic about your chances on the road, especially against the tough teams.

    Consistency is the key in the nfl and if you want to be a playoff team, you have to be solid, you cant play just to the level of your competition and you HAVE to put teams away when you have the chance, especially quality teams, and that is something we failed to do last sunday and it bit us in the butt.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

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    Re: rams sked-path to the playoffs

    GC,hard to disagree with any of that except as we have discussed before,i feel we have a better shot beating seattle on the road than we do beating carolina,i cant give a really good reason,its just a hunch.

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    • #3
      Re: rams sked-path to the playoffs

      Well one thing is for sure. We're going to see what this team and staff are made of in thier first season together, with the remaining teams on our sched.

      Will they play like the first half against the Hawks or the second half. They have the potential.

      Maineram -

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      • #4
        Re: rams sked-path to the playoffs

        Other than the obvious games that we need to win, the biggest games on the schedule are Bears,Seahawks,Panthers and Vikings. All could have effect in any tiebreaker situations.

        I feel like we have just as good a chance at the playoffs as anyone else.

        Rams 10-6 at least.:r
        sigpic :ram::helmet:

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          Re: rams sked-path to the playoffs

          When I looked at the schedule when it first came out I felt The Redskin game was key. I still think that game will be the one that determines weather or not we get in.

          If we lose the the niners again this year we do not deserve to be in the playoffs.

          Snowy in Denver. Got 2" last night. Mountains have about 50"!!

          Ya'll come skiing!!! Its going to be a great year.

          DenverRAm

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          • #6
            Re: rams sked-path to the playoffs

            I too think there will be one key game. My hunch is that we are 9 - 6 going into that last New Year's eve game with Minnesota. Win and we should be in, lose and we likely are out. So, we either have good reason to celebrate or drown our sorrows and tip a glass to the new year.

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            • Guam rammer
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              by general counsel
              With the announcement that alexander is not going to play, this is a very simple challenge for the rams. If we cant beat seattle without BOTH of them, its time to throw up your hands and say once and for all, with no caveats of any kind, that they are simply the better team. I dont care if its home or road, how would you like to be playing seattle without bulger and steven jackson? How much of a chance do you think we would have to win if they had hass and alexander and we didnt have bulger and jackson?

              At the end of the day, a win in this game and we are tied for the nfc west lead and back in the hunt for a playoff spot, despite all our problems. If we lose this game, giving them the tiebreaker edge and giving us a sub .5o0 record heading on the road to carolina, its basically time to start thinking about the draft.

              I dont see 9-7 getting us into the playoffs and when i look at the sked, i know that this game is a must win. I really felt that way about the chiefs game, but hope springs eternal in my mind and i am not willing to give up without a fight.

              Seattle without hass and alexander isnt a playoff caliber team and if we cant beat them, i dont see how we can consider ourselves contenders for anything, other than finishing ahead of the whiners and the Big Dead.

              ramming speed to all

              general counsel
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              @ Philadelphia (4-9)

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            • general counsel
              my thoughts on the schedule
              by general counsel
              A few general thoughts on the schedule.

              1) No monday night or sunday night games and only one game nationally televised all year. Obviously the networks dont think much of the new and improved verison of the gsot (or maybe they just think that our defense needs Dr. Kevorkian)
              2) Only one cold weather outdoor game, at cincy on dec 9, which is a likley loss anyway
              3) Its CRITICAL that we get off to a strong start. If we struggle early, given the makeup of the schedule, we are going to play our way our of realistic contention
              4) At the end of the day, we could go anywhere from 12-4 to 6-10. This is NOT an easy schedule. If we stay relatively healthy, our offensive line play is solid and our offense scores tds in the red zone, our defense will need only some basic improvement and a pulse and we are going to be going deep into the playoffs.
              5) The divisional games are even more crucial than usual. I think that the road games at sf and arizona are must wins if we want to win the division.
              6) As always, the seattle road game has the most upside on the sked and the seattle home game is a game we must win if we want to win the division (same of course with the home games vs sf and arizona).
              7) The sked doesnt permit us any "bad" losses at home
              8) i like that the bye comes right in the middle and i like that we have cleveland right before the bye. Thats our easiest game of the year and hopefully even if we are tied and a little beat up, we can make it through that game at home with a win and have momentum going into the tough road games coming out of the bye.

              At this point, i see us at a minimum 10-6. I appreciate that i am seeing the glass half full and seeing defensive improvement, but what i am really seeing is a dominant offense that is going to make things a lot easier on the defense


              7-1 at home (i think the thursday night game vs pitt is a tough one coming off 4 days rest. Winnable for sure, but a tough one). 3-5 on the road, i think we beat arizona, sf and tampa on the road. Hopefully we can also steal a win against one of the tougher teams (cincy, new orleans, dallas, seattle, baltimore)

              ramming speed to all

              general counsel
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