Great bounce-back week for the Rams in Week 6!
With a strong showing and victory against San Diego, the Rams moved past the debacle in Detroit and kept pace in the NFC West.
At this point in the season, some truths are emerging:
* The Rams have a good defense that can pressure opposing passers with consistency.
* Sam Bradford, though still a rookie getting on-the-job training, must be accounted for or he can burn you.
* The combination of Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola, Mardy Gilyard and Story of the Week Candidate Danario Alexander might just be enough to get the Rams through this season.
* Steven Jackson is still a beast.
Rams fans should not get too far ahead of themselves, but the optimism is unavoidable and undeniable.
When was the last time the Rams were approaching the middle of the season and still looking at the division standings?
When was the last time the Rams could seriously think about the playoffs?
When was the last time the Rams were so clearly a "team on the rise?"
The Reality Police might caution that rough times (with a bear of a second half schedule) might still be ahead. But for Rams fans today, there is anticipation without fear.
So can the Rams keep the run going in Tampa?
Let's take a look at the matchup.