Ramblin’ Fan’s “Humpday” Morning Links: Hot 100 Seniors, Texans Destruction, And Rams In The Red Zone

Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Members of the Carolina Panthers special teams line up against the Minnesota Vikings for a punt wearing pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

 

While a two-game winning streak may not seem like much, it certainly feels worlds-different than a two-game losing streak, especially the one the Rams were on heading into Week 5. Now, St. Louis will take their talent from Houston to Carolina, in hopes of snagging their second road victory of the season. Naturally, with a monster win and some excitement about the team, there was plenty of material pumped out this week. Here is some of the best stuff.

 

Rams-Texans study session: Offense

Too often, we chalk up the offense as “meh” and focus on the St. Louis Rams defense, or lack thereof. ESPN’s Nick Wagoner breaks down a handful of key plays and explains why Sam Bradford was such an integral part of the success we saw on Sunday.

 

 Hot 100 seniors: Anthony Barr of UCLA rises to top of list

The St. Louis Rams might want to familiarize themselves with this list, especially if the Washington Redskins continue to fizzle this season. The Top 5 players on this list could certainly be “plausible” picks for the St. Louis Rams next April, especially someone like Jake Matthews, who was linked to the Rams for a small amount of time last season before committing to return for his senior season.

 

Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback

The St. Louis Rams rarely make a positive appearance in the MMQB, typically referenced passively when talking about the dominating performance of an opposing player. This week, King hands one of his “Players of the Week” awards to Rodney McLeod, honoring his special teams’ forced fumble that essentially iced the game for St. Louis. Congrats!

 

Carolina Panthers Can’t Sleep On Dangerous St. Louis Rams

Sometimes, it’s nice to see how the St. Louis Rams are viewed from the outside, as opposed to staying within the Rams Nation inner-circle for news. This Sunday, St. Louis Rams will head to Carolina to play the Panthers, a team fresh off a “convincing” win over the ailing Minnesota Vikings. The thought in Carolina appears to be that the Rams offense can be easily contain, even with their secondary lacking any dynamic playmakers. However, they do seem to be worried about the St. Louis Rams defense, particularly the pass rush… as they should.

 

Rams’ Red Zone Offense Among League’s Best

No, this is not a joke! The St. Louis Rams have been deadly efficient in the red zone this season… at least when they can get there. Brian Schottenheimer has been the recipient of plenty of criticism from the fan base, but as uncreative as the Rams have been elsewhere on the field, they have been nearly unstoppable when they can smell the grass (or turf) in the end zone. To put that into perspective, Bradford and Co. have put points on the board on EVERY red zone trip this season, save for a kneel down at the end of the Jacksonville game. Not too shabby…

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