Tomorrow the St. Louis Rams play a very important matchup against an old NFC West rival in the Carolina Panthers. Both teams have quite a history with each other and have played some classic games that some of the young players may not remember, but the fans sure do.
The Rams and Panthers play will play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina in the early set of games at 12:00 CT. The game will be shown of FOX, on DIRECTV channel 705. The game can also be caught on nfl.com’s audio pass as well as at a later time on NFL Game Rewind. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ramblinfan for live play by play as well.
After falling 1-3, the Rams have turned their season around winning their last two games against the struggling Jaguars and Texans. The Rams are now 3-3 and have one of the few shots left to really turn their season around and get on the right track.
The Panthers are 2-3 and are coming off a big win against the Vikings. The Panthers could really turn their season around and get in the mix with a win at home against the Rams.
Both teams dont have big injury lists and they are as follows:
St. Louis Rams
Last Meeting: Rams 20 Panthers 10
The last time these two teams played was back in 2010, Sam Bradford’s rookie year. The Panthers were a lost cause and the Rams were fighting for the NFC West. The Rams were up 3-0 until Danny Amendola stretched the lead to 10-0 in the second quarter with a touchdown reception from Sam Bradford. Finally the Rams put the game out of reach with another touchdown pass from Sam Bradford only this time to tight end Daniel Fells to put the Rams up 17-3. The Rams moved to 4-4 with the win.
Matchup To Watch: Rams O-Line vs Panthers D-Line
The Panthers defensive line has played very tough this season with new addition Star Lotulelei. The Rams offensive line on the other hand has had a tendency of being pushed around at times. The Panthers defensive line has the ability to do just that and in order for the Rams to win they will have to protect Sam Bradford and create holes for Zac Stacy.
Players To Watch: Sam Bradford and Cam Newton
Both of these players are former number one picks and both have pressure on their shoulders to make the next step this season. This game could be close and it may come down to a last minute drive to get a win.
Prediction: Rams 20 Panthers 16
I think this is going to be a very low scoring, defensive game throughout. Cam Newton gets a shot to win the game at the end but throws a game clinching interception to Janoris Jenkins to put the game away and move the Rams to 4-3.