So I am going to project the ways I would attack Buffalo and the ways I think Buffalo will try to attack what I hear is a 4-3 defense.
1. Wildcat, lots of wildcat, cause boy did that work out great last week. Must mean it is finally where it needs to be. Has nothing to do with having played a s---ty defense.
2. Buffalo will once again force the ball to Spiller, and he will once again prove to be a complementary back, gaining fewer than two yards when trying to bounce outside on at least six occasions where going straight ahead would get him four.
3. I think Buffalo WILL actually try to throw deep to there one fast receiver (I have given up my crusade to convert Spiller.) They will still also try to throw deep to their slowest (Jones) nd their gimpiest (Stevie.)
4. The Rams will try to run the ball all day, regardless of weather. When Steven Jackson's walker needs a tune-up, the next guy in will make Buffalo's LBs look small.
5. Looking at their official depth chart, St. Louis seems to have five slot receivers, which is perfect against Buffalo. I predict a lot of completions on shallow and intermediate crossing patterns in the play action vein. Also to the deep hashmarks. This is one team where the tight end doesn't appear to be a strength, so they will only get five or six first downs.
6. Greg Zeuerlein, with the wind, will drop a kickoff in the stands.
7. I think the league should award one point for a kickoff going through the uprights.
8. The Rams have very good kicking teams. If Leodis isn't in, it will be a wash. If he is, they are probably smart enough to kick away from him, making it a non-advantage.
9. Coaching matters, and I think Fisher is top 5 right now.
10. Buffalo gives strategic and tactical responsibility to Dave Wannstedt.
Ordinarily I would say it is going to be a sad day in Buffalo, given their injury problems again. I think the deciding factor will be the interior d-line of Buffalo and the interior o-line of the Rams. Whoever wins there wins the game. I have faith in Kyle, so Buffalo wins by one, 31-30.