With two wins against the Arizona Cardinals
, one win against the Seattle Seahawks
and 1.5 wins against the Niners, the St. Louis Rams
are undefeated in the NFC West division.That puts us in select company so far this season. The New England Patriots
, Houston Texans
, Denver Broncos
and Green Bay Packers
who are all division leaders that are headed to the playoffs are also undefeated in their divisions. Hopefully we can run the table and finish the season by taking out the Seahawks to keep our division record clean and make a run for the trophy.
If we look back at the season, we had some close games that didn't go our way and we should be winning the NFC West. The loss to the Lions
to start the season was a heartbreaker that we lost by 4 points when we gave up a TD with 10 seconds left. The loss to the Miami Dolphins
by three points was a heartbreaker because Greg Zuerlien missed three field goals. The tie against the 49ers
earlier in the year should have been a win because we had the lead late and blew it in OT to settle for a tie. Instead of 5-6-1 we should be 8-4 ahead of the Seahawks and 49ers.
I was glad to see Janoris Jenkins
back in action this week against the 49ers instead of running up the bleachers like he was last time. A lot of people are giving him a hard time for giving up too much cushion on the 49er receiviers but if you really think about it, he was single handedly responsible for scoring our first 8 points, or half of our scoring output by himself. James Laurinaitis
gets a lot of credit for having Colin Kaepernick
in his grasp when he threw the safety out of the end zone but it was Janoris Jenkins who blew up the Frank Gore
block and sent the QB reeling into the end zone. Janoris had Kaepernick by the jersey and that is when he started his motion to throw the ball away. If not for Lance Kendricks
' two point conversion play, our rookies Jenkins and Zuerlein would have been responsible for all the scoring yesterday.
Jeff Fisher must feel like he is going down memory lane these two weeks. First, he coached the Rams and wore the colors that were across the field from him when his Titans
lost Super Bowl XXXIV against our Rams, now he gets to go back to Buffalo in the cold. The team he played in the 1999 playoffs when the Titans unleased the Music City Miracle. This was the special teams play that catapulted the Titans toward the Super Bowl that season. Fisher has shown so far this year that he likes to run trick plays during special teams with all the fake punts and field goals. Hopefully, he will have a little something something up his sleeve again.