The Rams have demonstrated a great ability to beat/be physical with teams in the NFC West.....their worst game was a close loss to the Seahawks in Seattle....mighty impressive.
But outside the west their flaws are exposed a bit more......a 4-1-1 record was the best record in the best division last year and they didn't even make the playoffs. They probably will get better this year given the confidence boost of last season. It's an interesting strategy to build to beat certain teams......it helps explain why the Cowboys who generally suck against the rest of the league gave the Giants tons of fits last season and even some the year before. Eagles have traditionally been a thorn in the Giants side (going back decades), yet never been a true super bowl caliber team.
Last year the Rams lost to the Jets at home and were annihilated by the Patriots in a neutral location. At the very least their defense should have showed up and played a tough game given what the rest of the West did to the Patriots.
I guess Rams' success going forward depends a lot on Bradford and how effectively they replace Amendola and Jackson.......their defense will be tough, but not enough alone to get them over the hump.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM ]