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, minus those weighty roughing-the-passer calls, it was a bad week for Pro Picks. The quality of play vastly improved compared to the opening two weeks of the schedule. The prognostications were awful.Time to rally, and a good option is presented on Thursday night with the best matchup of Week 4.The Rams have that look. They rank third in offense, sixth in defense. Their point differential of 102-36 is astounding. They can move the ball on the ground with Todd Gurley, or through the air with Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks and Gurley. Their defense is staunch, led by a powerhouse front.No weaknesses, right? Not exactly.Take a look at their cornerback situation Gerald Everett Color Rush Jersey
, where both starters are hobbled and likely will be absent against the Vikings. Aqib Talib had surgery and Marcus Peters was helped off the field on Sunday. That means backups on the outside to cover the dangerous pair of Stefan Diggs and Adam Thielen.“We can call the same calls with those guys. In fact, we did in the (last) ballgame,” defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. “I feel confident in those guys.”We’re not quite that confident, particularly with Minnesota getting such a nasty wakeup call from Buffalo last weekend.Minnesota, ranked eighth in the AP Pro32, is a 6陆-point underdog at the No. 1 Rams. Give us the points.RAMS, 30-28KNOCKOUT POOLSo the idea is to NOT get knocked out? Now we get it 鈥?after flopping with the VIKINGS last week, as did much of America. Let’s go with the JAGUARS.No. 29 San Francisco (plus 10 1-2) at No. 20 Los Angeles ChargersNiners losing Jimmy G is as big a hit as any team has taken this season.BEST BET: CHARGERS Cooper Kupp Jersey
, 33-10No. 12 Cincinnati (plus 5 1-2) at No. 18 AtlantaBungles no more, Cincinnati is better than people think. Falcons are hurting.UPSET SPECIAL: BENGALS, 27-23No. 2 Kansas City (minus 5 1-2) at No. 19 Denver, Monday nightToo many points to lay for such a rivalry game, and in the Mile High City.CHIEFS, 24-20No. 9 Baltimore (plus 3) at No. 14 PittsburghNFL could put this bitter matchup on every Sunday night and it would be entertaining.STEELERS, 30-24No. 6 Miami (plus 6 1-2) at No. 10 New EnglandLots of excitement in South Beach, dismay at North Station. Calm down.PATRIOTS Tyler Higbee Color Rush Jersey
, 20-19No. 23 Detroit (plus 3) at No. 24 DallasCan Matt Patricia out-scheme dormant Cowboys as he did Patriots?COWBOYS, 17-16No. 3 Philadelphia (minus 3 1-2) at No. 15 TennesseeTwo banged-up first-place teams. Carson Wentz makes the difference.EAGLES, 21-15No. 11 Tampa Bay (plus 3) at No. 16 ChicagoToughest game to figure on this week’s schedule.BEARS, 24-23No. 28 Buffalo (plus 10) at No. 13 Green BayBills won’t catch injury-ravaged Packers napping as they did Vikings.PACKERS, 27-20No. 27 New York Jets (plus 7) at No. 4 JacksonvilleThat loss in Cleveland could plague Jets for a while.JAGUARS, 24-16No. 21 Seattle (minus 3) at No. 32 ArizonaCardinals will win a game. Just not this week.SEAHAWKS, 20-13No. 30 Houston (plus 1 1-2) at No. 26 IndianapolisTexans will win a game. Just not this week.COLTS, 19-16No. 22 Cleveland (plus 2 1-2) at No. 31 OaklandRaiders will win a game. Yes https://www.ramsfanstore.com/Michael-Brockers-Jersey
, this week.RAIDERS, 22-20No. 5 New Orleans (minus 3) at No. 25 New York GiantsResilient Saints march through Meadowlands.SAINTS, 30-20___2018 RECORD:Last Week: Against spread (6-9). Straight up (9-7)Season Totals: Against spread (23-22-1). Straight up: (27-19-2)Best Bet: 2-1 against spread, 3-0 straight upUpset special: 1-2 against spread, 0-2-1 straight up___ Former Los Angeles Rams (and St. Louis Rams) WR Isaac Bruce has been named as a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the third time (consecutive):Bruce is one of the 15-former players that is named a finalist in 2019. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will narrow the selections down on the eve of the Superbowl.Bruce was one of the focal points of the greatest offense the NFL has ever seen — the Greatest Show on Turf. Reverend Ike — as they call him — was a four-time pro bowl selection, a Superbowl champion, a second-team All-Pro, and the Rams’ all-time leader in touchdown receptions and receiving yards. In his career Joe Namath Color Rush Jersey
, Bruce totaled 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards (which was second all-time when he retired), and 91 touchdowns. Bruce’s famed #80 was retired by the Rams, ensuring nobody would wear the number again so long as the franchise exists.Let’s get our deserved candidate in the Hall of Fame already. There was no more of a consummate and respectful professional who let his play do all the talking for him.Long live Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce.