Just reviewing the Rams box score, and saw some things that jumped out at me:
- Dante Hall was brought in to spice up their return game. Looks like he had an 84-yard KO return, so that is something to be aware of.
- ZERO sacks. That’s right. The Rams brought in DE James Hall to play opposite Leonard Little to improve their pass rush. Not a great start there.
- 2 Fumbles, a 3.2 yard/carry average and 58 rushing yards for Steven Jackson. Not sure how much of that was losing Orlando Pace, but I’m guessing the Panthers D had a lot to do with it.
- Bulger was 22-42 for 167 yards and 4.0 YPA. Yuck.
I don’t think the Rams are this bad. The Panthers might be this good, though. Take a look at their schedule. They will easily be 4-0 by the time they play New Orleans. Consider them an early (VERY early) favorite for home-field advantage in the NFC. Just a hunch.