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    reported on

    this has to be our best chance to win, we really have to put pressure on Stafford

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    Re: Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions against Rams

    I don't know why, but I haven't been too worried about a win this week. Normally, I am digging for every bit of Rams news, checking out the odds and point spread, but this week, I haven't worried about it.

    The news about Calvin Johnson sitting on the bench just makes me wonder if this is an omen that the losing streak ends TODAY.


    • #3
      Re: Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions against Rams

      well i dont like players missing time through injuries but on this losing streak we have been on..nobody outside the Ram Nation mentions our own injuries. so screw all the words of the God amongst men in the hearts of all Raider haters,Al Davis....JUST WIN BABY!!!


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        Re: Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions against Rams

        i would have loved for the Rams to have faced Stafford and Johnson and still won, but at the moment id rather give Quincy Butler an easier time in his first start!!


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