Nice summary RnH.
Houston, you must either live in a cave or only get Hawk news. All fine with me.....you keep those thoughts. I like it.
Biggest major issue is at S, and then the unknown with the RBBC in the absence of SJax.
I'm someone who's a little bit skeptical about the Rams also.
I was quite impressed with how the Rams played us in Seattle, but could only feel like the Rams win in St. Louis was a total fluke. Two 60 yard field goals and a fake field goal for a TD. Special teams are absolutely part of the game, so it wasn't luck. Just that you can't count on winning that way again. The other concerning thing for the Rams in that game was Seattle's ability to just shove it down the throats of the defense with Lynch and Turbin. Frankly, we cared too much about trying to establish Russell's passing that day. We should've just run it 80 percent of the time. The Rams defense definitely played more physical in the Seattle rematch.
I don't have super sharp memories of the Rams-49ers matchups from when I watched them on Game Rewind, but think I remember the 49ers just blowing one of them with another flukish special teams play. Jim Harbaugh, who definitely recruited the KingCo Conference around Seattle as the Stanford coach, forgot that Johnny Hekker was a darn good high school quarterback. And is perhaps the one punter in the league you do NOT do an 11 man rush on. He will complete the pass to the uncovered gunner. If Harbs doesn't lose his mind, that's at least one 49ers win over the Rams last year.
The Rams deserve credit for the way they played the 49ers and Seahawks. But deserve the same amount of skepticism over how they played the Bears, Jets, and Vikings. The Patriots game was wierd and the Rams probably deserve a pass for that one.