Through five games, the St. Louis Rams are, like the Detroit Lions were a year ago, winless. They’ve averaged less than a touchdown (including the extra point) per game, have been blown out in all but one of their games so far, and, given their finish last season, (2-14) show no signs of improving. This chart helps compare these two horrendous teams.
|2008 Detroit Lions||2009 St. Louis Rams|
|Yards Per Game||253||281|
|Avg. Margin of Defeat||16.6||22.2|
|Star Player||Calvin Johnson, WR||Steven Jackson, RB*|
|Primary QB, Week 1||Jon Kitna||Marc Bulger|
|Primary QB, Week 5||Dan Orlovsky||Kyle Boller|
|Primary QB, Week 10||Daunte Culpepper||?|
It’s your call. Are the ’09 Rams worse than the ’08 Lions? Will St. Louis win a game this season? Let me know in the comments section or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Jackson is clearly the Rams’ star, but you can see in the stat right above his name that he’s yet to score on the ground, so he can’t be that great.