The Rams would have you believe that the players went rogue at the end of the Rams-Lions’ game when they rushed the Lions’ kneel down. That’s what Jeff Fisher wants you to believe after apologizing the Lions’ coach Jim Caldwell. His excuse, the frustration of his defensive line with the Lions’ offensive line. I would like to give him the benefit of doubt, but I can’t because of their over-aggressive behavior’s history under their defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
I will admit to you that Williams’ lack of regard for the health of opposing teams’ player does not deserve my respect. As much as I disdain him, I promise I will re-litigate past in this post. I will leave with this truth to ponder upon. There are three teams that have label this team dirty because of Williams’ over-aggressiveness, so don’t get upset when they get their revenge on us. So, coach Fisher, you can deny the sideline was directly involved but it was most certainly indirectly involved of Gregg Williams just being in the building and presence on the team.
It is week five and the Rams own first place with a record of 3-1, but will they remain in the sole leaders of first place in the NFC West? While you ponder that, the Cardinals will take on the Forty-Niners in the Thursday Night game. This will decide who owns the basement of the NFC West. Also, who do I think will remain undefeated at the end of week five. These are some of my picks that I will discuss in this post.
So who do I pick? I would sound biased if I say the Rams, but what the hey, I have to go with the Rams. If they can keep on throwing deep like they have been, use their passing deep to free up Todd Gurley, and their defense plays the way they did against Seattle then I have to give them the game. I do believe they will do all these things. I am also counting on Rex to open his mouth before thinking before this game which will fire up this team even more.
Now, we have tonight’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco Forty-Niners to see who remain the NFC’s Western Division basement. Both teams will be coming into tonight’s game with a record of 1-3. The Cardinals will be looking to end their two-game losing streak while the Forty-niners a three-game losing streak. Without having to go any further, I like the Cardinals in this game and why? While the Cardinals could be faulted with bad offensive play calling, they will correct that problem. Also, I feel the Cardinals are a much better-coached team than the Forty-Niners.
Now, for my picks for the three remaining undefeated teams. A lot of people are going hate me for this, but I think there will be two remaining teams at the end of week 5, and that will be Denver and Philadelphia. Why did I not include Minnesota? That would be because they will be going against Houston (3-1), and right now they are playing well enough to give the Vikings their first loss. You could make this same argument against Denver who will be playing Atlanta (3-1), but I just think Denver will pull out a very close victory over Atlanta. The other remaining team Philadelphia will be playing Detroit who has been called Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team, so this is a given.
So these are my picks for week 5