St. Louis Rams Must Find Consistency Against Arizona Cardinals


If it’s one thing the St. Louis Rams have failed to do time and time again in the Jeff Fisher era, it is play consistent. If anything they have consistently been inconsistent, and that hasn’t changed in 2014.

After defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 28-26, the Rams got blown out against the Kansas City Chiefs 34-7. The Rams then followed that disappointing loss by shocking the San Francisco 49ers in their new stadium by defeating their division rival 13-10.

Anything can happen in the NFL and that’s what makes the game of football so entertaining is that every Sunday is a new ball game. However, this sort of inconsistency has been a frustrating aspect under Fisher. The Rams have shown they can hang with the best of the best and give tough teams a run for their money, however, they have not proved that they can beat those teams on a consistent basis and consistently put together back to back impressive wins.

The longest win streak in the Jeff Fisher era in St. Louis is only three games and they have only won back to back games on four different occasions.

Two games out of the playoff race and against arguably the most difficult team in the NFL in the Arizona Cardinals the Rams must play at the same level they did last week, if not better, if they want to have a chance to upset the 7-1 Cardinals.

Although at 3-5 and likely out of the playoff race with the upcoming schedule ahead, the Rams can certainly give themselves a shot if they can pull off this upset. However, to do that, they will have to do something they have not proven they can do and that is play back to back complete games. The Rams defense has shown it can take over and dominate their opponent, but can they do it consistently? That Im not sure of.

If the same defense that showed up in San Francisco makes its way to the Arizona, I like the Rams’ chances to pull off another stunner. However, whether or not they can do that is an issue and one that Fisher and company have not been able to solve. But if they plan to move to 3-1 in the NFC West, it is something that they must do.