In an epic battle for fans in St. Louis, the Cardinals have routinely stolen the spotlight with their playoff adventures in recent years. The Redbirds will rally in memory of recently deceased teammate Oscar Taveras and romp the blue and gold.
Eric Nagel [@Eric_nagel]
The Cardinals offensive numbers haven't been impressive this season, but they did play several games without starting QB Carson Palmer. With Palmer back in the lineup they seem to be utilizing the receiving corps better, especially potential future HOFer Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals have done a pretty good job of protecting their QB, currently tied for 6th in the NFL, having only allowed 13 sacks so far on the season. They did allow the Cowboys to sack Palmer twice last weekend, the Cowboys are currently tied with the Seahawks for 28th in the NFL for sacks. If the Rams pass rush can even resemble the unit that brought Colin Kaepernick down 8 times in Santa Clara, the defense should have a legitimate shot at keeping the Rams in the game.
The Rams have the ability to win this game, but can they put together a complete game to pull off yet another upset? The defense may be receiving reinforcements in the form of Janoris Jenkins, and Trumaine Johnson will have shaken some of the rust off following his long absence from action. Mark Barron may see some snaps on defense in this game as well. If the Rams can pressure Carson Palmer, and limit the running game like they did against the 49ers they could steal another road win. Is this the week the Rams finally start to put it together? I hope I am wrong but I just can't predict a Rams win here.
Outcome: Rams win, 33-21
Franks "Dubs" Dobozy [@bozy1313]
Outcome: Cardinals win, 24-17
Joe Stanfill [@papapegasus]