ST. LOUIS -- Ten wins should be enough for the Rams to make the playoffs. Even if 10 aren't enough, no one should be disappointed in the Rams if they win that many games.
They have a legitimate chance, too, even though their schedule is the fourth toughest in the NFL based on 2012 winning percentages.
But to win 10, they'll need to win at least one more game than they are picked to win in this breakdown.
Game by game:
Arizona. This is more than a should-win. It's also a must-win. The Cardinals have a new head coach, Bruce Arians, and are breaking in a new quarterback, the not-getting-any-younger Carson Palmer.
The Rams' defense should be able to shut down the Cardinals thoroughly enough to give Sam Bradford and Co. a chance to break in their new attack without needing to be in top form. Considering the three games that follow, a loss to the Cardinals would be as devastating as any loss a team could suffer in its opener. Record: 1-0.
At Atlanta. Too bad this won't be at th...