MORE DIVISION NEWS: Rams stats tell interesting story
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.