My Prediction For Rams-Eagles

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The day we have been waiting for for what seems like forever is finally almost here, so I think it’s time to take a realistic look at what might happen in Sunday’s game between the Rams and Eagles. I was watching NFL Live today on ESPN, and to my surprise one of the hosts (I don’t remember which one) actually picked the Rams to win the game. Unfortunately, I also head the phrase “It’s the Eagles in St. Louis taking on the hype”, which I found to be disturbing at the same time as being exactly what I expected ESPN to say. Realistically, I don’t think there are many people out there in the “national media” think the Rams are going to win, but it doesn’t really matter what they think.

Here’s what I think. I think the Rams are out-manned in the talent matchup, but they have a serious advantage on both lines. I think the Eagles are at a disadvantage because they are playing on the road in what (hopefully) will be a hostile environment while dealing with this major hype thing that everyone keeps talking about. In  my mind this game is going to come down to the Rams doing two things: Keeping Mike Vick in check and winning the turnover battle. More, including my prediction, after the jump…