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A huge if improbable win was had in St. Louis this last Sunday. Now the Kansas City Chiefs are up next. What has been happening with the Rams and around the League?

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It really is going to take quite a while for this to get old -St. Louis Rams

At 2:54 in the video, you get this...

Primal Scream

Primal Scream

The view was better in live television (it was frontal), but T.J. McDonald had just stuffed Marshawn Lynch and was roaring his triumph. It was late in the fourth quarter with everything going Seattle's way and the game hung in the balance, but it was at that moment that I knew...the Rams would win.

NFL Power Rankings, Rams at #24 -NFL

I don't appreciate his needless and misinformed jab at Stedman Bailey, but this line is pretty danged funny-

Rams punter Johnny Hekker is on pace to finish the season with a 118.8 passer rating -- meaning the Texans' front office has likely already inquired about him.

Whole bunch of new Rams... NBC Sports

-Signed to the 53 man roster-

Linebacker Marshall McFadden -Rotoworld

-Signed to the practice squad-

Linebacker Korey "Itsnota" Toomer -Rotoworld

Wide receiver Kadron Boone -Rotoworld

Wide Receiver Devon Wylie -Rotoworld

Welcome to the Rams, gentlemen and good luck!

More transactions from around the league -Rotoworld

The biggest surprise here is that Austin Pettis has still not been picked up.

Ray Rice sues for reinstatement -Bleacher Report

*sigh* There is no winner in this. We have all seen the video and we all know the story...the two game suspension...until the video was made public. Ray Rice acted like an ass...


The NFL/Ravens very much come across like they have something to hide, by upping his suspension only after the video was released. Their statements that they didn't know and hadn't seen the video don't seem legit at all. It has all the markings of a PR disaster and subsequent covering of asses.

In situations like this, I have to default to the Fifth Amendment-

From wiki-

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:

[N]or shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb . . . ."

The Double Jeopardy Clause encompasses four distinct prohibitions: subsequent prosecution after acquittal, subsequent prosecution after conviction, subsequent prosecution after certain mistrials, and multiple punishment in the same indictment.

It's not perfect and yes, I know that this is a civil affair between a person and a corporation, thus not strictly covered by the Constitution, which is law. However, the spirit of double jeopardy should be observed with the NFL and the Ravens organization admitting a lesson learned and adjust their rules and regulations accordingly for future instances. Ray Rice loses or the law loses. It is never a good idea to undermine a just law.

Ok, I now give up my legal practice and let the real lawyers do their thing...God help us.

Back to football...

The NFC West is the toughest division, but now also the most interesting -USA Today

The Seahawks and 49ers are stalling, while the Rams seem to be improving. Meanwhile the Cardinals are on a hot streak...but(you knew that was coming, right?), the toughest part of their schedule is yet to be played, with games against Philly and Dallas coming up and 4 of their 6 division games are in their final six tilts of the season.

It should be noted that the AFC West, our cross conference challengers this season are no slouches either.

A betting man wouldn't bet on the Seahawks to repeat -ESPN

As for the defending champion Seahawks, at 3-3 after Week 7, they hold only a 38 percent chance of reaching the playoffs this season and just a 1 percent chance of repeating as champions.

Not in the playoff odds part, but later, the Rams get some love in that article.

Broncos-49ers in review -Denver Broncos

I remember noting that Denver was making serious moves on defense during the is paying off.

Cardinals not flexing -AZ Central

The November 2nd game vs the Dallas Cowboys will remain at 1:05pm (Whew!)

Ok, Rams fans...if you have been reading this, today's theme music should be obvious by now...