Looking ahead: The path to the playoffs begins against the Chiefs

Coach Spags has tunnel vision… one game at a time, kids. We are midway through December, the smell of fresh cut trees is in the air, and somehow we’re still talking about the Rams’ very real possibility of winning the division. Can I get a hallelujah?  With three games left on the schedule, there is […]

Rams give chase, but can’t catch Saints

Week 14: Rams (6-6) at Saints (9-3) Dec 12, 2010 3:00 CST 13 31 Recap | Play by Play | Video The last three road games have had a galvanizing effect on the Rams, as they cleared several hurdles that stood between them and becoming a winning team. And though they lost by a […]

Recap: Good, not great, enough to beat Cardinals

Week 13: Cards (3-8) at Rams (5-6) Dec 5, 2010 3:15 CST 19 6 Recap | Play by Play | Video In their first matchup this season, the Rams defense mostly held the Cardinals offense in check. However, for one five-play drive (all runs) that ended in six points, we simply forgot how to […]

The X-Factor in Rams vs Cards: Adrian Wilson

Adrian Wilson took it as his personal mission to “welcome” Sam Bradford to the NFL in week one. He had a superhuman game against the Rams, flying all over the field with abandon and ferocity, adding to his reputation as a Ram Killer. He accounted for Sam Bradford’s first career interception, and grabbed a second […]

The Rams and Power Rankings — Learning from the past

ESPN’s Week 13 Power Rankings are out, and the Rams have climbed to dizzying heights — 18th overall, as high as they’ve ranked since the fall from their Martzian peak. Interestingly enough, if we compare this year’s climb to the muddle of the 2006 team that finished a disappointing 8-8, they have reached a similar […]

Five quick factors that will determine the Rams’ chance at victory

I have a brief window of time in my Thanksgiving weekend driving schedule — two days down to Florida, three days with family, two days back — to write a quick game preview for this Sunday’s tilt in Denver. Perhaps my sacrifice of nearly 3,000 tire miles to the gods of travel will earn a […]

Rams break through: Three thoughts on a big road win

Broncos (3-7) vs Rams (4-6) November 28, 2010  33 36 Recap | Box Score | Video Firstly, some site business: this may be one of my last posts on the current site design, as we are close to rolling out a new format and design, as part of the Bloguin network. The web […]

New Digs for RamsHerd

Welcome to the new home and design for, here on the Bloguin network. We’re hoping that you’ll be comfortable here, as we continue to provide content throughout the 2010 season and beyond. Many thanks to everyone at the Fanball network for launching and supporting RamsHerd from the beginning, and most importantly thanks to you, […]

Matt Ryan, Falcons keep Rams at arm’s length

Week 11: Falcons (7-2) at Rams (4-5) Nov 21, 2010 3:00 CST 34 17 Recap | Play by Play | Video The Atlanta Falcons played like older brothers to the young and growing Rams on Sunday — they showed the Rams how to play, then beat them at their game. For all the talk […]

Rams vs Falcons :: Clark Kent vs Superman

The Rams face off against their superpowered alter-ego this week, the NFL team whose roster and philosophy most closely resemble what Billy Devaney and Steve Spagnuolo are trying to build in St Louis — the AFC South leading Atlanta Falcons. The question is, after years of beating themselves, can these new and improved Rams beat […]

Michael Vick, Kurt Warner, and “Sportsmanship”

Like most of the football world, I stand in awe of what Michael Vick did last night to the Washington Redskins, mercilessly torching their secondary and slashing through the line, putting up Tecmo Bowl numbers: 6 touchdowns on more than 400 yards combined rushing and passing, with no interceptions, no fumbles, and only 8 of […]

The Rams make talk of the playoffs premature

Week 10: Rams (4-4) at 49ers (2-6) Nov 14, 2010 3:00 CST 20   23 Recap | Play by Play | Video You could characterize this frustrating, mistake-filled loss so many different ways. Either a sign of progress, or a reminder of how far the Rams still have to go. A single heartbreaking loss or a staggering […]

Late night video: Dissecting the 49ers defense.

I feel a flashback to freshman year in college coming on… Honestly, I had plans to work hard all week on this assignment, really I did. First matchup of the second half, first of four crucial divisional games that will decide the Rams’ playoff fates, it’s a big deal, you don’t have to tell me […]

Rams get something for nothing

Week 9: Rams Bye Week Twice already this season, a team in the NFC West has gone into the bye in second place, and come out of the bye in first. Seattle was the first team to pull off that trick, helped out by the Rams’ gut-wrenching last-minute loss in Tampa. But lady karma, they […]