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  • The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

    10.06.2009 1:43 pm
    Will Rams reach bye week at 0-8?
    By Roger Hensley

    THE WATERCOOLER

    QUESTION: The Rams are 0-4 and have the Minnesota Vikings coming to town this weekend. After that the Rams travel to Jacksonville, host Indianapolis and travel to Detroit. Do you see the Rams getting a win before their bye in Week 9? If so, where do you think it will come?

    JIM THOMAS
    I donít know where the win comes from. Whether the Rams played Green Bay, Minnesota, Indianapolis or New Orleans, home, away or in Saskatchewan, the resultís probably the same: A loss. But what could be winnable games at home, such as Jacksonville and Detroit, are on the road, where itsí always more difficult to win under any circumstances. (The Sept. 20 game at Washington would also fall into this category.) So the schedule works against the Rams. And at 6 points a game in scoring, the Rams might have to pitch a shutout to end their losing streak.

    BILL COATS
    No, I see the Rams getting their first win right after the bye week, with a big upset of the Saints. Thereís precedence: two years ago, the Rams were 0-8 and won at New Orleans after their bye. So, why canít history repeat itself?

    JEFF GORDON
    After watching the massive Week 4 regression, it is hard to feel optimistic about the Ramsí chances in any professional football. Since the Rams apparently have no ability to throw the ball down the field, opponents will gang-tackle Steven Jackson until he breaks down. I believed this team had a chance to win a half-dozen games back before the injuries hit and the losses mounted. Now I cannot see them winning a game before the bye.

    KATHLEEN NELSON
    The only chance on paper appears to be in Detroit. To win on the road, though, the Ramsí defense must continue to improve and come up with a turnover or two or three. The offensive line remains the key on the other side. Until it improves and protects the QB, the offense will be too one-dimensional, relying only on Steven Jackson.

    KEVIN WHEELER (Host of ďSports Open LineĒ on KMOX)
    I donít see a win happening before the bye, but then again, I donít think any of us saw them beating Dallas last year either. Strange things happen in football so the Rams could prove me wrong, but until they stop shooting themselves in the foot game after game itís hard to predict a win for the home team. The best chance for a win looks like the game at Detroit but even the Lions are scoring some points. Before I can feel good about a potential win, Iíd have to see some signs of life on offense.

  • #2
    Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

    It all rests on the offense. The defense is there already, as they're doing their jobs with lights out play, in my humble opinion. They're holding teams for the first half virtually scoreless, but are gassed by the fourth quarter because they get no rest from the offense. Once the offense, if the offense, gets there, we might actually start to win some low scoring games. I think either the Jacksonville or the Detroit games are possible, but I dunno. The O needs to show up.
    I believe!:ram:

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    • #3
      Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

      Originally posted by TekeRam View Post
      It all rests on the offense. The defense is there already, as they're doing their jobs with lights out play, in my humble opinion. They're holding teams for the first half virtually scoreless, but are gassed by the fourth quarter because they get no rest from the offense. Once the offense, if the offense, gets there, we might actually start to win some low scoring games. I think either the Jacksonville or the Detroit games are possible, but I dunno. The O needs to show up.
      I agree 100% with ya, the defense, I think has played way better than the final scores have shown. They simply cannot be on the field for 40 min. a game. If somehow the offense could get just a couple of sustained drives that could eat 5-7 minutes a crack off the clock, our defense would be in better shape late in the game. If I could win the lottery my bank statement would look alot better also.
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      • #4
        Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

        Any given Sunday. Nobody predicted the Cowboys would fall to the Rams last year.

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        • #5
          Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

          I believe I will go to St. Louis this week to spur on a victory. I did this before and broke an 0-5 start in 2002.

          (and maybe see if I can catch the Dodgers vs the Cardinals)
          Last edited by AlphaRam; -10-06-2009, 04:52 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

            Agree it will depend on if the D keep on improving but right now it donít seem likely.
            :ramlogo:

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            • #7
              Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

              I'm telling you guys! I'm calling it again, first game out of the by week we will beat the Saints...AGAIN!

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              • #8
                Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

                Hard to really predict where our first win will come. Like RebelYell said, nobody saw us knocking off the cowboys last year. I think our first winn will come against Jacksonville.

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                • #9
                  Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

                  An upset against the Saints would be picture perfect...I am heading over to the in laws for that game..they are hardcore Saints Fans. They have been laughing at me all year so far...would be sweet payback.. GoOO RAMS!! All these games are winnable if our offence shows up!

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

                    Like I told you guys before in a previous thread, WE ARE NOT WINNING ANY GAMES THIS YEAR. THIS TEAM IS LAcKING TALENT BADLY ESPEcIALLY THE O LINE . How can a team win a game with no real receivers and one running back?

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

                      Am I the only one who likes the jacksonville game? Maybe its just my misperception, but they seem to be a mess this year. If our defense plays well again, and we can score a couple field goals early, I think we could hold onto it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Watercooler: Will The Rams Reach Bye Week At 0-8

                        I wouldn't call the Jags a mess by any stretch. That mess has wins over Houston and Tennessee. While neither of those wins are earth-shattering, that's two more wins than most thought they would have at this point.

                        The best shot for a win appears to be Detroit, but the farther along this season gets, the more comfortable Stafford gets and the more dangerous they become. They have two legitimate weapons in Calvin Johnson and Kevin Smith.

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                        • sosa39rams
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                          by sosa39rams
                          I am going to try and predict the outcome of the 2010-2011 season for the Rams.

                          Week 1: Arizona Cardinals- It will be a tough game. Close until the 4th quarter, but I think the rams pull away with a last second win. (1-0).

                          Week 2: Oakland Raiders- With the new Raiders, and in there loud and crazy stadium, I think the raiders sneak a close win past us. (1-1).

                          Week 3: Washington Redksins- With the addition of McNabb and a change in the defense, I feel like the rams may have some trouble winning. (1-2).

                          Week 4: Seattle Seahawks- They seen a lot of change this season. We will be playing home so i predict we take this one. (2-2).

                          Week 5: Detroit Lions- Had a close game last year, and we pulled it off. I think we repeat that performance. (3-2).

                          Week 6: San Diego Chargers- A great team, with the pieces for a serious superbowl run, which will not be stopped by us. (3-3).

                          Week 7: Tampa Bay Bucaneers- Also a rebuilding team, but they just sneak a tiny win by us. (3-4).

                          Week 8: Carolina Panthers- They have too strong of a running game for us to compete with. (3-5).

                          Week 9: BYE WEEK.

                          Week 10: San Francisco *****- A team that we wont be able to compete with here at this time of year. (3-6).

                          Week 11: Atlanta Falcons- A team a little to far ahead of us. (3-7).

                          Week 12: Denver Broncos- This team has lost too many key players, which is why I think we win big. (4-7).

                          Week 13: Arizona Cardinals- We get blown out this game. They get revenge on our first win. (4-8).

                          Week 14: New Orleans Saints- They win in OT by a FG. (4-9).

                          Week 15: Kansas City- A rebuilding team that are in the middle of no where, we win. (5-9).

                          Week 16: San Francisco *****- Pull of a close win over the rams. (5-10).

                          Week 17: Seattle Seahawks- The rams win thanks to a beastly defensive performance. (6-10)

                          What do you guys think?
                          -05-25-2010, 05:58 PM
                        • rNemesis
                          RAMS WIN AGAIN! 4-4 heading into the bye
                          by rNemesis
                          Overall a great job by this team at home, although it was more expected of us. We can talk all we want about what we could've, should've been this and that...The point is we are 4-4 after another great game. My hat goes off to Bradford for a good clean performance, S-JAX grinding out the tough yards with a broken finger, Gibson, Amendola, Fells, Robinson, Uh-oh ( Uh-oh he's out again though not sure of the status), The O-Line ( needs some polishing up with the penalties particularly at key moments when we have the momentum).

                          On defense it was Atogwe the ball hawk all day long, JL The ANIMAL playing what I thought was an MVP like day, and also pressure from Long all day , Hall and Robbins everyone inside stuffing the run, Butler, Dahl, and everyone else.

                          It was just a WONDERFUL team effort that deserves a A- simply becasue of poor tackling on the Lafell TD. Nontheless, read the title of this thread, and enjoy guys! The more I see this team win, the more I get confident of them! We have got to go and win on the road now NO MORE EXCUSES we KNOW we can do it!

                          RAMS BRO!!! :helmet:
                          -10-31-2010, 01:06 PM
                        • AvengerRam_old
                          Two will do, but which two? (or, how this week could be HUGE)
                          by AvengerRam_old
                          I'm going to go out on a limb here (not much of a limb, mind you) and predict that Seattle will lose at least two of their last four:

                          @Vikings (they'll get crushed)
                          @Jets (they should be beat)
                          Arizona (they'll win)
                          Atlanta (probably a win, but...)

                          If this is correct, two more wins will give the Rams the NFC West crown and the #4 seed in the playoffs.

                          Looking at the schedule, the Rams have one game they should definitely win (@Arizona), one game that they should have a pretty good shot at winning (home vs. a Jet team that will probably be locked in to its playoff spot), one game they probably won't win (Eagles), and this week's game @ Carolina.

                          The odds are against the Rams this week with Bulger out and both Faulk and Jackson nursing sore knees. Then again, if they can just find a way to protect Chandler, the Rams receivers should have success.

                          A win this week really puts the Rams in the driver's seat for the division title. If the Rams essentially need only one more win after this week, and have two home games and a game at the Cardinals to get that one win, I like their chances.

                          Stay tuned.
                          -12-09-2004, 09:45 AM
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