The Rams are the latest team to get the shaft in the NFL's "International Series," as they'll lose a home game in traveling to England to face the Patriots and their top-ranked offense. St. Louis is decent at cornerback and hungry on the defensive front, and the Patriots haven't been overly impressive at wideout. However, Brady still has tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to tear up the middle of the field, and New England's opportunistic defense will neutralize Sam Bradford. Plus, Steven Jackson has struggled at tailback, and the Patriots' run defense is among the best in the league.
Prediction: Patriots 24, Rams 10
While questions have arose about the effectiveness of New England's passing defense of late, the Rams' defense may be under a bigger microscope in this overseas match. St. Louis will have its hands full with Tom Brady and a Patriots' offense that's tallied more than 350 yards in 16 consecutive games and is averaging 31 points a game, especially given their own troubles accumulating yards and points on the board. For this game to be close, Jackson, who has been invisible so far this season, will need to step up to keep his team from being one-dimensional against a Patriots squad that feeds off of turnovers.
Prediction: Patriots 27, Rams 17
Prediction: Patriots 27, Rams 13
Prediction: Patriots 38, Rams 20