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St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers Preview
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The Rams last visited Green Bay in 2006

The Milwaukee Brewers are in a rematch of the 1982 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. They just evened the National League Championship Series at 2-2, and have two of the remaining three games at home.

One of them will be played Sunday, right after the Green Bay Packers host the St. Louis Rams. Maybe both teams can send St. Louis teams home early disappointed, ending their seasons.

I picked the Rams to win the NFC West with a 9-7 record. They would have to go 9-3 in their remaining games to make that happen, and hope the San Francisco 49ers go no better than 5-6.

Thus, the Rams' season may already seem like it is over. But they are only two games behind the other teams in the division, and can easily be caught.

If the Niners lose Alex Smith (now the third-rated passer in the game—that is why I made the case that it was not his selection over Aaron Rodgers that was the root of the Niners QB woes), they would have to play an untested and raw Colin Kaepernick.

If the Rams can beat the undefeated reigning Super Bowl champions in the most hallowed stadium in all of football, they will be poised for such a comeback. This leads to the first slide, analyzing the miscellaneous factors playing a role in this game...

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