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Monday, December 29, 2008
2009 opponent breakdown: Rams

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Home opponents: Packers, Vikings, Texans, Colts, Saints, Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals.

Road opponents: Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Titans, Redskins, Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals.

Opponents' 2008 record: 119-137

Projected 2009 strength of schedule: .465

Games in Eastern time zone: 2 (Redskins, Lions)

Worth noting: The Rams face six games against teams that finished the 2008 season with winning records. That includes games against the Titans (13-3), Colts (12-4), Vikings (10-6) and Bears (9-7), plus two games against the Cardinals (9-7). Four of the six games against 2008 winning teams are in St. Louis.

What we learned Sunday: As the fourth-place team in the NFC West, the Rams drew the Saints (fourth in NFC South) and Redskins (fourth in NFC East). The 49ers' victory over the Redskins in Week 17 meant the Rams would face Washington instead of the Cowboys.