How do you spell "St. Louis Rams?" T-R-A-P.
After the Washington Redskins eye opening adventure last Sunday in New Orleans, fans expect the team to crush the Lambs. It's a dangerous attitude. The 'Skins could manage no better than 2-2 against the Rams in the last four games of the series, and barely that. It shows how far Washington fell after Joe Gibbs' abrupt departure in 2007.
Robert Griffin III displayed excellent execution of a game plan designed not to challenge him beyond his experience. It rubbed off on the rest of the team. He did it against the NFL's worst defense, according to Football Outsider's preseason ranking. The Rams defense is not the Saints defense. The Rams defense is tougher than the Saints.
Don't be fooled by St. Louis 27-23 loss to Detroit. The Rams came within a whisker of an upset – the Lions' winning score came in the game's last ten seconds. More to the point, the Rams defense scored 13 points off turnovers. Two names, Jeff Fisher and Cortland Finnegan...