Last week: 12 (+0)
And here’s the other half of the controversial prediction. On one hand, I nailed the Rams/Lions game. The Rams showed they were a better team than last year on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, my prediction of the Rams in the playoff only makes sense if the 49ers don’t prove me wrong. If Alex Smith improbably becomes a true franchise quarterback at age 28, proving Jim Harbaugh to be a genius, allowing them to win in spite of the regressed turnover differential and more injuries they almost definitely will suffer, the Rams don’t have much of a chance to get in the playoffs as a wild card in a loaded NFC. I’m sticking with this one more week. We’ll see what happens this week.
A few concerning things for the Rams, they lost two starters on the offensive line to injury, center Scott Wells and left tackle Rodger Saffold. Part of my reasoning for an improved Rams team was an improved offensive line, with Scott Wells coming in and Rodger Saffold com...