- 09/28/2011, 02:07AM ET
DJRoxalot said 09/28, 09:56 AM
Expectations. The St.Louis Rams came into the 2010-2011 NFL season with huge expectations. They came in as a strong favorite to win the NFC West after improving last year under first year QB Sam Bradford.
-60. They have the 2nd worst point differential in the NFL after 3 weeks. Right now, they are the worst team in the NFL, minus the Kansas City Chiefs.
They have played Philadelpha, the New York Giants and Baltimore. And the schedule doesn't get any easier:
They have the 29th ranked scoring offense in the NFL, averaging just 12ppg.
Their 2nd year QB is completing just 50.9% of his passes (2nd worst in the NFL). After completing 60% last season.
Sure, he is averaging 228 ypg, but that is only because they have thrown it 108 times, because they have been trailing and forced to throw the ball to try and rally. His 6.34ypa is 25th in the League.
All 12 QB's with a ypa under 7.0 have a losing record.
How bad is it? Nerb, FN's most devoted Rams fan, has adopted the brown bag on his avatar.
..PCH// said 09/28, 02:56 PM
I'll take the Jags..
The jags have MJD, he'll get his, but Blaine and the no name wide recievers arn't helping the cause right now..
Sure, the Jags have won a game, but I think it was luck more than anything, or Tennessee just being rusty opening game.
I mean, Mike Thomas is the Jags #1 reciever, lmao. He would be a 2nd or 3rd string on ANY other team..
Del Rio's on the hotttest of seats, and no this isn't budweiser's hot seat, it's reality..
I think the Rams could beat the Jags. The Rams havnt' played anybody easy, thats's for sure..
the Jaguars offense is one of the most horrid things in the nfl.
DJRoxalot said 09/28, 04:26 PM
The Jags are a team I briefly considered. But they have a win. They are 1-2, while the Rams are 0-3. And we all know this can change any given week. The Jags are just a couple plays away from being 2-1.
They have an excellent RB in MJD who is averaging 102.3ypg on the ground (4.7ypc).
The Rams lost Steven Jackson to an inujury.
As a team, the Jags are a better defensive team than the Rams:
280 total ypg allowed, 4th in the NFL.
196.3 passing ypg allowed, 7th.
83.7 rushing ypg allowed, 5th.
20.7ppg allowed, tied for 13th.
"I think the Rams could beat the Jags."
The Rams are allowing 174.3 rushing ypg, worst in the NFL. Jacksonville would run the ball all day long. Like most teams do.
"the Jaguars offense is one of the most horrid things in the nfl."
The Rams are averaging 12ppg, 29th. Not much better. Less than a FG to be exact, since the Jags average 9.7ppg.
KC has the worst offense.
..PCH// said 09/28, 05:08 PM
Wow, tell me a bunch of stuff I arleady know..
the Jags offense averages 9.7, yeah buddy..
reminds of the 49'ers in 94, right?
I mean, come on, the Jags offense is a said excuse of a team, outside of Mercedes Lewis & MJD, AND if they didn't have MJD, they might be like the Lions a couple years back..lmao..
Sam Bradford vs Blaine Gabbert..
I have Bradford all day long..
What does it matter that the Jag's are 1-2, while the Rams are 0-3?????. if the Jags played the rams schedule this year, they'd have less than 9.7 ppg!!!!!
you can better believe that..
I mean, I don't know what to say about McCown getting his first starter win in 4 years opening game, he wasn't good enough tho, McCown got changed out quick, like dirty **** laundry..
The reason the Rams havn't been solid, is because they havn't had a effecient running game. Bradford's not going to fall of the face of the earth, Blaine Gabbert has some potential, but we all seen college studs drop, one especially, Matt Jones..
DJRoxalot said 09/29, 01:10 AM
You would think Bradford would make the difference, huh? Bradford is a 2nd year player and should seem to have the advantage. Gabbert is just a rookie. But lets look at some things.
Bradford is completing just 50.9% of his passes (31st in the NFL) this season so far. They have allowed 11 sacks so far, which is tied for 4th most in the NFL. The OL seems to be having serious issues protecting him. So, he has had to throw the ball away to avoid taking even more sacks when the pocket collapses.
He is averaging 228ypg, but they have also thrown the ball 108 times (36 attempts per contest). His 6.34ypa is 25th in the League. Ypa is a better way to judge a QB than ypg.
Bradford's running game? 11th in the NFL with 108 yards. They also average 4.6ypc, 8th.
Gabbert on the other hand has a workhorse type RB in MJD top be able to rely on, they are 6th with 134ypg.
His defense seems to be a little better than the STL defense by the numbers I provided in my 2nd argument.
The Jags would pound the ball at the Rams defense and rely on their defense that is quite impressive. Jags win a tough game, 17-13.
Good TD, PCH.
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