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Are the Rams Playoff Caliber?

Are they contenders or pretenders at the halfway point in the season?

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The St. Louis Rams could easily be 6-2 at the midpoint of their season. They could also just as easily be 2-6. How you view the situation depends on if you're a half-full or half-empty personality.

I'm a half-full type and looking ahead, the Rams have 3 games that they shouldn't be favored in: @CIN, vs. ARI, and @SEA. So if everything goes as Vegas expects - which never happens under Fisher - they'll be at 9-7 and likely on the outside looking in. Especially when you consider that they just lost to a team it would be verrrrrrrry nice to have a tiebreaker over.

Barring the Rams being able to pull off an upset in one of those three games, it's going to be difficult for them to get into a wild card spot. They may not have dug as big of a hole as in previous years under Fisher, but from my point of view it looks as though it might be too deep to dig out of in the 2nd half of the season.