Posted: 10/3/2012 9:39:41 PM
Good luck on the play, but I'm not sure the Rams are the play this week compared to the beautiful spot they were in last week.
The Cards were on cloud 9 after beating the Pats and stomping the Eagles before they looked ahead or at the very least were flat against a dangerous Phins team. The Cards know they are good and can win games they get behind in, but they are back down to Earth with their focus after the Phins game. They have been on a tear so they are still confident and go to a building where they always have success in St. Louis. The Rams have their first big primetime game under Fisher. A young team like the Rams might have some jitters on the big stage.
''It's not luck, I can tell you that,'' coach Ken Whisenhunt said. ''It can't be luck as many times as we've been successful with that.'' Zona's motivated cause people think they are a fluke with these wins (they are due for a blowout IMO).
The Rams have played very very physical teams and with this being a short weeek with a new coach, Fisher will not have a ton of time to prepare for the Zona blitzes. The Zona core has been together a while so they will be okay on a short week. Rams have 3 big O-Line injuries, and I think with the short week the great Zona pass rush wreaks havoc, since their run D is very good and SJax is banged up (lots of 3rd and longs).
The Cards run game will be okay against STL. St. Lou secondary is good but I don't think Finnegan shuts down Fitz who'll be up to the challenge. Kolb has been a loser his whole career, but for him to have come back and led the team to that comeback victory after such a terrible game, his inner-confidence will be increased here. I think the Cards will have their winning streak end in Week 6 not Week 5.
Just my thoughts bud. I'll be on Cards -1, should be a fun divisional matchup. Intereseted to see your other plays for the weekend. Great start to the year!