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Can the Rams win against Detroit?


The Rams play against the Detroit Lions this Sunday, and to be serious, no one expects them to do very well, let alone winning. But I looked at some stats, and maybe there IS a way the Rams can win, rather then the common force turnover, don't do turnovers etc.

The Rams main threat should be Megatron. He IS their offense. So obviously,I looked at his stats last season in every game. and I was shocked, twice. There is good news and bad news. I'll give you the bad news first. In his last 4 games he was averaging 9 receptions,193 yards and 1.5 TD per game. That was against the Packer, the Saints, the Raiders and Chargers. Now for the good news. Megatron is NOT unstoppable. He was kept under a 100 yards eight times. Four of those times he was under 70, and even more unbelievable, Two of those times, he was under 30 yards. However in one of those 30 yard games he had two touchdowns. In the other he got completely stuffed by........ the Vikings. I don't know if these stats are wrong, or if Johnson was injured/ rested, but to be stuffed by the VIKINGS is something. Cortland Finnegan will probably handle him, and he certainly better then who ever the Vikings had. Maybe with some Madden curse mixed in, Megatron won't continue his form from last year. BUt he can certainly be stopped, with Finnegan on him, and a safety in the back. MY only worry is that maybe they move CJ around, and line him up against Janoris Jenkins. If that happens, I'm sure JJ could cover at least long enough for help to come. As long as we don't try that Zone crap, which was horrible against the Cowboys, we should be fine. The other WR, be it Titus Young or Nate Burleson, should be covered fairly well by JJ.

Their running attack is non-existent, with Leshoure suspended, and Jahvid Best injured. It shouldn't be a worry, except for the odd draw play, to fool the defense. Thsi further helps in stopping Megatron, as Chris Long and Robert Quinn, have a free reign to rush the QB. And with Detroit's far from perfect O-line, Stafford could be hitting the turf often.

The next big worry is how the Rams offense can fare against the Detroit Defense. Id Stafford and Co get to work, the Rams need to respond, and not with just field goals.

The Lions two top Secondary people are injured, and could be out for the game. That means that smith, Amendola and co should have some space to work. But the main way to work is to pound the ball with Steven Jackson. The lions give up an average of 100 yards plus to Running Backs. If the Rams can run the ball effectively, they can set up the PA, and keep Suh and Avril from rushing Sam all the time.

In conclusion the Ram have a good chance to win this. If Megatron can be bottled up, at least a little bit, and the Rams can get to Stafford, and if the offense can play like they played against the chiefs, we can win this.

GO Rams!!!

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