From 2007-2009, the Rams won two games out of 24 at home. This year, they are 4-1.
No matter what happens the rest of the way barring a serious Sam Bradford injury, this Rams season should be considered a success. Steve Spagnuolo’s group has given up only 12.6 points per game at home, even if the schedule has been remarkably forgiving.
Bradford rebounded from perhaps his worst performance as a pro to complete 25-of-32 passes for 191 yards and two scores against a Panthers pass defense ranked among the league’s best.
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called it a character win because of all the injuries on the team and the crushing loss the week before in Tampa. The schedule gets tougher from here, though.
After a bye this week, the Rams play four out of their next five games on the road. The home game is against the Falcons. They will need to win at least two games in that stretch to stay around
.500 and keep hope for meaningful games as they approach Christmas. The Rams are playing with house money, but also have a great opportunity.
In the NFC West, we still think a 8-8 team may just get you a home playoff game.