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  • Week 1 Rams v Cowboys

    Yes, the season begins. At the inaugural game at sofi, the fans will be nowhere in the stadium. From the looks of it, this stadium is amazing! i look forward to the day when the place is packed....We need many Moonjoe's there!

    The Cowboys lead this series 18-17 dating back to 1960. Most recently, these two team played twice within 1 year.

    The Rams hosted a divisional playoff game on 1/12/19. Rams were victorious 30-23 on their way to the Super Bowl.

    Just about a year later, they met in week 15 whereby the Cowboys dominated 44-21

    To me, the two match-ups ere illustrate the Rams slip in 2019.:

    Rams were able to own the ground on the playoff game Rams had 17 first downs by rush Cowboys had 9 Total yards, Rams had 459 Cowboys had 308 Yds per play : Rams 6.1 cowboys 5.6
    In last year game, Rams had 3......Cowboys had 16 first downs by rush JUST 3 !!!!! For Rams Total yds, Rams had 289 Cowboys had 475. Yds per play Rams 4.2 to the Cowboys 7,0

    So, now we head into this weeks kick-off with what looks to be running back by committee. To be obvious, the team with the best running game will most likely be victorious.

    I think this is not a good match-up at his point in the season for the Rams. They will be trying to find their seal legs with running game while the Cowboys have a strong rushing game. Rams appear suspect in the LB position. I think the Cowboys will exploit this with strong rushing opening up their passing game.

    I hope I am wrong!



    Cowboys 28
    Rams 20
    .

    What say you?

  • #2
    My first thought was we are going loos this game but I am now shifting into game mode. This will be a win for the Rams

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    • #3
      The Rams will win 26-24. A big factor in my mind is the absence of Travis Frederick at C replaced by Joe Looney. Aaron Donald will exploit this situation by playing over the center. That could affect Prescott's passing and Elliott's running. I also believe our first home game in our new house will motivate the players.

      I am astounded that in 60 years we've only played each other 35 times.
      Last edited by mde8352gorams; -09-10-2020, 12:01 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MDE8352gorams View Post
        I am astounded that in 60 years we've only played each other 35 times.

        For the record (or FWIW), there was also a Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys "Playoff Bowl" game from the 1969 season. It was played the first week of 1970 in Miami, Florida. The Rams won this [exhibition / consolation] game easily, 31-0.

        So we finished ... "number 3".

        Ahh, I was soooo looking forward to the Rams winning Super Bowl IV!!! That year, 1969, we won our first 11 games. QB Roman Gabriel was the NFL MVP and the Rams defense was formidable beyond the Fearsome, it was awesome. But in agony, we ended with several key players badly injured and, incredibly, lost the last three games then the playoff challenge against the pesky Vikes.

        For those not familiar with the so-called Playoff Bowl, aka the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl (Bell, former NFL commissioner), was commonly considered "3rd Place Winner" after the respective NFL Champions -- later Super Bowl champs -- and runner-up team. It began in 1960 and all together there were 10 of these games, but by the middle of the decade they were heavily criticized and even scoffed at by a good percentage of players and coaches alike. Fans soon followed suit and it turned infamous, going down in history as 'The Losers Bowl' or even the Toilet Bowl.


        In any case, this Rams / Cowboys match was the last one to be organized.


        PS: The action pic below is from the regular season game against Dallas that year, 1969. A difficult, tough battle for both teams, the Rams won 24-23 to keep their undefeated streak at 10 [then defeated the Redskins the following week to go 11-0].

        Two great NFL mainstays of the mid 60s - mid 70s. HOF All-Pro DT Bob Lilly is cleanly blocked by another HOF great, Rams All-Pro G Tom Mack (65). Lilly was the first Cowboy inducted to the Canton shrine.

        Mack played his entire 13 year career with the Rams, tallying 184 consecutive games.

        No. 73 is ironman G/T Charlie Cowan, loyal 15 year career with the Rams.

        Upper left corner (34) is RB workram / workhorse Les Josephson. Coincidentally, he was drafted by Dallas in 1964 but was soon traded because they needed another OL. The Rams picked him up that same year and Les, strange injuries and all (serious leg injuries while casually running, then jumping rope; also broken jaw) ... became a strong, steady cog in the backfield. I really liked him. He also starred in a few movies. Died New Year's Day this year.


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        Living in the past, NFL style -- whilom memories of mine. BTW, Jethro Tull's famous song by that title also appeared earlier in 1969 in the 'Living in the Past' album.

        Again, taken from my erstwhile pages. Thanks for your patience.

        Last edited by RealRam; -09-13-2020, 07:33 PM. Reason: PS: Reg. season game, 1969

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        • #5
          And to get back on track for the season opener: RAMS!

          Look deeply, carefully into the eyes of this veteran grunt bighorn (well, actually between the eyes).


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          Clic on image for better "view" of outcome. Best wishes! (^_^)

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          • #6
            I think the defense will shine in this one, with a 17-9 win as Prescott is rusty, and Donald puts pressure on.

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            • #7
              I have no clue who wins or what the score might be. Lots of new faces on defense. Hard Knocks hasn't really shed any light on what kind of team we might have. Some talking heads say the Rams could win 10 or 11 and go to the playoffs while more say the Rams are a last place team. Who knows. Hope the Rams come out of it with a win.

              :helmet:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cowboyhater View Post
                I think the defense will shine in this one, with a 17-9 win as Prescott is rusty, and Donald puts pressure on.

                Your avatar / name says it all. Go ... DEFENSE!
                I don't make predictions but sure root for the team. Go Rams!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mde8352gorams View Post
                  The Rams will win 26-24. A big factor in my mind is the absence of Travis Frederick at C replaced by Joe Looney. Aaron Donald will exploit this situation by playing over the center. That could affect Prescott's passing and Elliott's running. I also believe our first home game in our new house will motivate the players.

                  I am astounded that in 60 years we've only played each other 35 times.
                  That is indeed surprising- especially considering my earliest memories as a little kid involved the Rams and the Cowboys, always seemingly meeting in the playoffs where more often than not Dallas won. I hated Dallas more than I did SF or anyone else in those days.

                  Regarding tonight, I expect a close game but otherwise have no real feel for what to expect. Hoping we don't lose on a Zeurlein FG.

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                  • #10
                    Have no idea what we will see tonight but I imagine both teams are going to focus heavy on the ground game with their being no pre-season at all. It will be a real test for the Rams D with some big questions at LB and a new DC.

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                    • #11
                      Ram's D is likely to be the key.

                      Rams 24

                      Boys 20

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bradwill View Post
                        Have no idea what we will see tonight but I imagine both teams are going to focus heavy on the ground game with their being no pre-season at all. It will be a real test for the Rams D with some big questions at LB and a new DC.
                        So far, prophetic.
                        “Oh, 100 percent,” Donald said. “I feel like the words, ‘Thank you,’ ain’t enough. You’ve got to show it... Instead of saying thank you — show it.”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OmahaJason View Post
                          Ram's D is likely to be the key.

                          Rams 24

                          Boys 20
                          Congrats, you made the best prediction.

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