The St. Louis Rams were one yard away from pulling off one of the biggest upset in the NFL this season. Now the Rams will face off against Jeff Fisher’s old team. The Tennessee Titans. Here are my 3 keys and a prediction.
1. Feed Zac Stacy
Zac Stacy made himself a star at Vanderbilt in Nashville where the Tennessee Titans. He has been coming to his own as an NFL running back and I think he’ll want to put on a show against Tennessee for passing up on the hometown star from Vanderbilt.
Defense must limit first down gains
Jake Locker is not that good. Chris Johnson is the motor of the Titans offense. If you stop Chris Johnson on first down, then you put the game on Jake Locker’s shoulders. You aren’t going to completely stop Chris Johnson but if you limit his effectiveness, Locker will be thrust into being the hero.
3. Don’t let one loss turn into 2.
You had the best team in football on the ropes. You were one yard away. You didn’t finish. The Rams can’t let that one loss turn into two. They have to get focus and take care of business. If they can do that, they will come out of this game with a well deserved win.
I doubt I am going to piss off many Titans fans this week. They know they aren’t that good and the momentum is clearly on the Rams side. However, the Rams will start off slow but find a way in the second half to pull away from the Titans.
Rams win 21-13
Contact Chris Flanagan at [email protected]