Matt on 10 13, 2009
It lasted 19 games. The Detroit Lions couldn’t buy a win. Earlier this season, they beat the Washington Redskins, who must feel like idiots. During those 19 games, the Lions were outscored by 302 points. It’s over. They finally won. So that brings us to this: is it possible that we’re going to see another 0-16 team soon? A team so bad, they made the Seahawks look dominant. A team so putrid, they made the Redskins look competent. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 St. Louis Rams! You heard it here first: the 2009 Rams are going to match the 2008 Lions, and go 0-16 this year. There’s only one bright spot on this team: Steven Jackson. There’s not a single aspect of their defense that’s good. Their offensive line can’t block for anybody. Their wide outs are pedestrian. Now Marc Bulger has a bruised rotator cuff, so the quarterback spot is even more in question, and who thought that was possible? Kyle Boller might be at the helm for a while, and we all know how that worked out in Baltimore.
I’m not Woody Paige, but “If you just look at the schedule, you’ll see how difficult it’s going to be for St. Louis to get a win!” Here’s who I believe are the three easiest opponents the Rams will face this year: the Jaguars, Seahawks, and Lions. With the exception of the Lions, the Jaguars and Seahawks aren’t exactly pushovers. Their schedule this year isn’t easy, especially with San Francisco, who they’ll face twice, now looking like a team to be reckoned with. Beating a former 0-16 team Week 8 on the road might be the only chance the Rams will have to not do it themselves. I’m rooting for another 0-16 season. Two of them back to back? How fun would that be? Wait a few more weeks, when we’re looking at the 0-6 or 0-7 Rams. The talk will start. Trey Wingo will be riled up. Ron Jaworski will be puzzled. Adam Schefter will be laughing. The Rams will go 0-16.