The St. Louis Rams schedule has been mostly favorable this year. In fact, today's game against the Atlanta Falcons is arguably their toughest one of the season.
We covered the stats pretty on TSR last night and throughout the week. But there's another number I woke up thinking about. How are the Rams doing against bird-themed teams?
This year, an improved Rams team is 1-1 against avian-named teams, losing to the Cardinals in week 1, beating the Seahawks a couple weeks later.
Since 2008, the Rams are 1-11 versus winged mascots. The last time the Rams beat a bird before this season was a 2007 win against the Falcons.
Four legged beasts have been as much of a problem against the once mighty Rams in recent years too, save for last season's lone win, against the Lions, the last time the Rams beat a cloven hoof was those same Lions in 2006. They're 1-1 against four legs this year.
Uprights, the more evolved two legged mascots have been a much better target for the Rams in recent years. In '08 they beat the Cowboys and the Indians, er, Washington Redskins. In 2007, they beat the Saints and 49ers in addition to hte Falcons. They're 2-2 against two legs.
Spagnuolo et al have been working hard to erase the memories of bad football in St. Louis. Today, they'll be looking to top .500 against bird-related teams, with two more bird games to go, key division matchups too.