Rams Opponent Profile: Cardinals Come To Town Playing For PrideThe Arizona Cardinals won the NFC West last season and lost in the NFC Championship Game. The team had high hopes for 2016, but things cratered out with a 1-3 start to the season, and the Cardinals never recovered.
Rams Opponent Profile: 49ers Not The Same Team L.A. Fans RememberThe last time the San Francisco 49ers came to Los Angeles to play the Rams, it was 1994. The Niners would go on to win the Super Bowl that season, but the 2016 version of the San Francisco franchise is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Losers of 13 straight games since beating the Rams in Week 1, the 49ers are the worst team in the conference this year. That means L.A. could find itself on the winning side of the scoreboard this Saturday.
Rams Opponent Profile: Seahawks Hoping To Clinch Division Title On Thursday Night FootballThis season has gone south in a hurry for the Los Angeles Rams, losers of eight in their last nine games now after a 3-1 start to the 2016 season. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks recovered from a loss to the Rams in Week 2 to put themselves in position to clinch the NFC West Division this Thursday night with a win over Los Angeles at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Rams Opponent Profile: Falcons Come To Los Angeles Needing WinWhen the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams were division rivals in the old NFL alignment from 1967 to 2001, there weren't that many seasons when the Falcons were the ones chasing the playoff spot while the Rams were chasing their own tails. But that's the case in 2016, as the two teams play each other for the first time since 2013.
Rams Opponent Profile: Patriots Present Difficult Challenge For Los Angeles In Week 13It's another near-impossible challenge for the Rams defense, as the Patriots and QB Tom Brady present a similar challenge to the test that the Saints and QB Drew Brees just presented.
Rams Opponent Profile: Potent Saints Offense Will Test Los Angeles DefenseComing off another disappointing close loss, the Los Angeles Rams now have to travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints next Sunday. Drew Brees and his offense present a tough challenge for any defense, while the Rams hope that rookie quarterback Jared Goff can make some big throws against a mediocre Saints defense.
Rams Opponent Profile: Mediocre Jets Could Help L.A. Get Back Into Win ColumnThe Los Angeles Rams have lost four games in a row now to see a once-promising season devolve into a familiar struggle. However, there is a ray of sunshine on the horizon for Los Angeles, even if the Rams have to travel across the country to New York to embrace it: The mediocre Jets could be just the solution to what ails Todd Gurley & Co.
Cornered Panthers Are Suddenly A Dangerous Foe For RamsGoing into the bye week, it looked as though the Los Angeles Rams would have a good chance to win the first four games coming out of the midseason break. But the Carolina Panthers played well in Week 8, beating the Arizona Cardinals handily.
Opponent Profile: Inconsistent And Defenseless Giants Next Up For Rams In London MatchupThe Los Angeles Rams host the New York Giants on Sunday in London, England, for what is shaping up to be a very important game in terms of the NFC wild-card race. Sure, it's only Week 7, but the winner will move above .500 and claim an important conference win that might mean something in a tiebreaker come late December. The Giants may be in last place among NFC East teams, but that doesn't mean they're not dangerous.
Cardinals Must Exploit Panthers When They Slack OffThe Carolina Panthers were on pace to blow out the Seattle Seahawks by 60 points, and then the second half happened.
Carolina Panthers' Potential 2015 NFL Playoff OpponentsThe Carolina Panthers have home field advantage and the best road to the Super Bowl.
Cowboys Opponent Profile: Green Bay Packers Welcome Cowboys To Lambeau FieldThe Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are two of the NFL's most iconic franchises and they battle in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Here is a look at the Packers heading into the big game.