Okay, I guess you can't really blame the national media for meeting only the basic requirements for including the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns in their week 10 NFL picks. They got us on a technicality. Still, there are at least enough of us out there who do care, so let's take a look at who the experts like this week as the Rams travel to Cleveland.
The past comes back to haunt the Rams according to Mike Tanier at the New York Times, who picks the Browns to win this one.
This week, the Rams force three Browns safeties, as Colt McCoy keeps getting flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone. McCoy tries to argue that Chris Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty are eligible receivers, not radio contest winners who wandered onto the field wearing helmets, but the referees refuse to take him seriously. Nursing a 6-0 lead, the Rams make the fatal mistake of trying to play offense. They then punt to Josh Cribbs, who eludes all 11 defenders on a 99-yard return, carrying several teammates on his shoulders into the end zone.
Can the Rams pull it off this week, and win on the road for just the third time since the start of last season?