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Can The D Do it Again?


So the Skins stopped a top-notch offense in New Orleans, actually beat them up pretty good. But, like with everything related to the team, could it actually happen two weeks in a row? Will they finally build some momentum? Wish I could say for sure, but I'm going to have to wait and see.

The Rams don't have the gaudy numbers the Saints do, and their offensive style is a little more balanced than in the past and less downfield-crazed as it used to be. But Marc Bulger is the best proven QB no one talks about, Torry Holt remains a stud, they have plenty of other passing options and the RB Jackson, is a beast. He can run over just about anyone, and the melding of brawn and speed on this unit makes it tough to derail, especially at home.

They will be highly motivated, as even a 6-8 club is in the wildcard race in the unsightly NFC, and the Rams might want a lil payback for getting their faces smashed in by Skins on the carpet last December. Of course, I still think St. Louis's D will have a tough time stopping the run. Portis and Rock both went over 100 on them in that game last year - the first win of the '5-0 Or We Don't Go' stage. The way Betts is running, I'd imagine another big game for him.

So, who believes the Skins can do it - win two straight and thwart another stellar offense at the same time? I have a feeling they win the game, but I am not sure it'll be a 16-10 affair like last week. And if Marcus Washington can't go - him missing a practice means he must be really hurting - all the more reason to wonder how stout Grilliams's Gang will be.

Oh yeah, and if anyone can come up with a nifty slogan to sum up this December's run, I'm all ears (or, I suppose, eyes, in this case). I was kind of thinking - Win Three Straight, But Don't Pretend That You're Great. But I'm not married to it.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 21, 2006; 7:00 AM ET
 
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