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Can the Rams make the playoffs?


04:51 PM ET 11.27 | The desperation of over a decade without consistency in the playoff hunt has driven some St. Louis faithful to become increasing skilled in the art of devising some route for the Rams to make the playoffs, even if only a narrow road. Granted, when a team is 2-14 or 1-15, there are no roads to be traveled, but with four wins, only six losses, and a tie - now that, we can work with. There are a lot of pieces that go into this puzzle, which is both a good thing and a bad thing, but you will understand that more as we continue down this path. First off, there are currently 11 teams ahead of the St. Louis Rams in the NFC, six of which will make the playoffs. For this particular simulation of events, and likely the way it will play out in actuality, we can go ahead and crown three out of the four divisional winner: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Atlanta Falcons. Additionally, unless something catastrophic happens to either Aaron Rodgers or the entire Bears defense, one of those two teams will win the NFC North, and the other will claim the first of two Wild Card spots in the NFC. That leaves only one more playoff spot open in the NFC, and here is where things get interesting.

Ramblin' Fan

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November 27, 2012  11:47 PM ET

Ramblin Fan is Ramblin...

Simple one word answer would suffice... NO!

November 27, 2012  11:59 PM ET

They've got SF at home and tough roadies against Tampa and Seattle. Honestly, the very best they could be is 8-7-1 and that's if they only lose one of those three games and beat both Buffalo and Minnesota as well. That doesn't seem likely.

November 28, 2012  07:01 AM ET


What did I miss ?

November 28, 2012  07:56 AM ET

? What did I miss ?

Hopefully not the urinal.

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November 28, 2012  08:07 AM ET

1. Giants have a better record
2. Redskins have a better record
3. Cowboys have a better record
4. Bears have a better record
5. Packers have a better record
6. Vikings have a better record
7. Falcons have a better record
8. Bucs have a better record
9. Saints have a better record
10. Niners have a better record
11. Seahawks have a better record
12. Rams suck

November 28, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Ramblin Fan is Ramblin...Simple one word answer would suffice... NO!


Apostropheeeee... oh Ramblin'!

November 28, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Beating SF like they should have would've helped. As it is, that tie will sink them if they do somehow manage to get close.

November 28, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Highly unlikely, but I do think that Fisher has them heading in the right direction.

November 28, 2012  01:22 PM ET

I am picking the packers to miss the playoffs. They can talk playoffs when they beat the Vikes on Sunday and the Lions in two weeks. My assessment: Vikes by 12, Bears by 14, Lions by 21, Tenn by 6 and Vikes by 21. Packers end up 7-9 and miss out.
They have no O line and zero running game, and not kicking game. How are they expected to win and why?


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