Yet another disappointing season for the Rams, who not only lost their QB for the season but cannot seem to stop anyone from scoring. The Mix of run and throw seems to have them reading all the wrong signs, leaving guys uncovered and opening holes for their opponents running game. They find a way to win a few games every year but it’s just that, scrapping the bottom of the barrel is getting tiresome after four consecutive seasons. The Colts who come into this game with injuries of their own on the offensive side need to find that player who really steps up on offense to be the difference maker, the guy that gets QB Andrew Luck out of that bad situation.
St. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts
1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2013
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
The St. Louis Rams are starting Kellen Clemens who has moved the offense well but keeps making those costly mistakes down the line that hurt his team in a way they just cannot come back. This team is not only starting a new running game, but they are without a true top receiver or offensive left blocker to protect the QB from the blind side. I cannot see this offense scoring much in this game against a Colts defense that has gotten better since the season started.
The Indianapolis Colts lost their biggest offensive target for QB Andrew Luck in Reggie Wayne, so they have altered their offensive scheme to have an extra tight end for the plays they have the running back going for a pass, this team is looking for 5 to 7 yards a pass, forget the down field play because of their lack of speed and timing. The Colts will play this game very conservatively while still making an impact against a much weaker Rams defensive secondary.
What to Expect:
The Colts are the big favorite in this game at -9.5, seems like they really shouldn’t have much problem scoring, while the total is 44. I do not see the Rams making too big of noise on offense, so most of the points will come from the Colts side. With that said, I like the Rams to actually make a defensive stand in this one as they have against offensively powered teams, Seattle and the 49ers. Take the dog +10 on the buy and the under 44.