Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/8/12
Beware Thy Neighbor! Week 1 NFC West Matchups + PreviewsRAMS vs. LIONS (Sept 9 1 PM ET) The Rams open their 2012 season heading to the Motor City to take on a Lions’ squad that made the playoffs last season. The Rams had the 2nd worst record in the NFL last season and Sam Bradford had a sophomore slump. Their offense may struggle this season again, as they have a pretty weak WR corps and Steven Jackson is no spring chicken any longer. The Rams are going though a youth movement under new coach Jeff Fisher and St. Louis may struggle again. The Lions have a young defense that struggled last season, but they do have talent and while Ndamukong Suh and a group of solid LB’s may give the team a solid run defense their pass defense is a concern and the Lions gave up almost 950 passing yards and 9 TD in their last 2 preseason games. Still, Detroit features Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson, which may be the best QB/WR duo in the league. I think the Rams will have a decent game on offense, but...
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