Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/9/12
The most intriguing home game on the slate for the Rams this season jumps off the page for a laundry list of reasons. They already will have had a tough first-half schedule leading up to this contest, facing Detroit, Chicago, and Green Bay, along with a couple divisional games against the Cardinals and Seahawks. After all of that, they will square off with the New England Patriots. With a much more manageable schedule in the second half of the season, this home contest could become a statement game for a developing Rams team. If they are keeping pace at around a 3-4 record, a win could spark a run at a possible wild card spot. What adds to the uncertainty of the home field advantage is that the St. Louis Rams are hosting the game in London. Playing on the pitch in Wembley Stadium, the Rams are going up against a team usually devoid of distractions. If anyone can keep the outside world out of the inside of the locker room, it is Bill Belichick. On the other hand, many distractions ar...
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