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Random Ramsdom, 9/10: Rams are ready to roll

The St. Louis Rams are ready to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
The St. Louis Rams are ready to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The last few miles are always the longest part of the trip, regardless of what kind of trip you're taking, wink, wink. That has certainly been the case for the St. Louis Rams 2011 season which finally kicks off tomorrow morning. Just a little more than 24 hours away, I can barely sit still waiting for it to start. Perhaps some light reading will calm our jangled nerves? 

Don't forget that Kyle Turley, former lineman turned rock star, will be playing a free tailgate party before the game tomorrow at 11th and Lucas. It's the perfect hair of the dog for your Sunday morning. There's nothing better than live music to get you pumped up for the Rams' game. 

I'll be on the NFL beat tomorrow for Be sure to check it out and follow me on Twitter at @RVB_SBN

McDaniels' offense is ready for Philadelphia - St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has his game plan all put together for this week's opener against the Eagles. Still, there are plenty of unknowns as the Eagles revealed very little, as did the Rams, in the preseason. Throw in the fact that Philly has a new defensive coordinator, and this game will come down to how well each team adjusts.

Bernie breaks out the crystal ball, sees big things for the Rams - Friend of the site and columnist extraordinaire Bernie Miklasz from the PD does some soothsaying for the Rams. And what doth the sooth sayeth? Big things ahead for the Rams this year. Bernie predicts 9-7, the division crown and a breakout year from Jason Smith.

Rams vs. Eagles ... who you got? - Writers from the Post-Dispatch split in their predictions for the Rams-Eagles game, right down the middle. Worth noting is that all predict a close contest. This might be a good week to bet on the Rams to beat the spread.

Final Word: NFC West - Sando applies his sage wisdom to the NFC West slate of game this weekend. Of particular emphasis for the Rams-Eagles game, the quarterbacks.

Week 1 Preview: Rams v Eagles " Rams Gab - Jeff over at Rams Gab previews this eek's game. A map of television coverage is included and much of the country will be seeing this game.

Are the Rams ready for the playoffs? - Are the Rams really a playoff team? Perhaps the more important question isn't whether or not they'll make the playoffs, but whether or not they can be successful in the postseason. Will from Rams Herd takes a look.