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Our weekly question from Marshall Faulk wants to know which matchup is the biggest on the remaining schedule for the 2014 Rams.

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Let's look at them one by one and grade how Faulking big they are.

Week 11 - vs. Denver: 
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Peyton's rolling and the Rams are reeling. Ew, sorry for that sentence. Very hot take-ish of me. There's a reason the Broncos are HEAVY favorites. In a fairer world, this would be a huge game for the Rams trying to stick in the playoff race. As it is, a Rams win would just be weird for both teams. Two Faulks.

Week 12 - @ San Diego: 
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This is in the same boat as the Broncos game for me. The Chargers were riding high at 5-1 before a three-game loss streak heading into the bye threw their season into more questionable waters. They should get back on track this weekend with the Raiders heading to SoCal. So it'd be a 6-4 San Diego team at home with plenty of motivation hosting what could be a 3-7 Rams team here. Not fully meh, but mostly bleh. Another two Faulks.

Week 13 - vs. Oakland: 
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Nothing to gain here. If the Rams win, they (a) help Oakland gain a firmer grasp on the #1 overall pick and (b) hurt their own draft order. If they lose...look, you can't explain a loss to Oakland in 2014. Lowest rating possible. Faulk this.

Week 14 - @ Washington: 
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Mostly the same as Oakland, but more meaningful to the immediate draft order with both of these two sitting on 3-6 records. Who gives a Faulk.

Week 15 - vs. Arizona: 
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NFC West battle + rematch + big time spoiler opportunity + Cards revenge for Carson Palmer = best game so far. Menage a Faulk.

Week 16 - vs. New York Giants
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One Faulk for the game itself and one Faulk for Eli Manning entertainment level.

Week 17 - @ Seattle: 
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Faulk this, Faulk you. This was supposed to be the big one. Year three for Jeff Fisher and Les Snead. Sam Bradford's big comeback year. A defense chockablock with talent. All leading to revenge for 2010.

Le sigh.

Well, the game's still on. And if the Seahawks are vying for a postseason slot, few things would provide a final dose of comfort for an otherwise uncomfortable season. Easy pick for me.


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