Strange how I have gone from being a long-time avid Ram-hater to being a borderline Rams fan simply because Bulger, Holt, and Faulk led me to the fantasy Super Bowl.
Carolina's D won that Super Bowl for me, so it's a tough call who I root for. Carolina's D wasn't the fantasy stud D I hoped, but they were good enough and they came thru in week 17.
I think the Rams win and cover, mostly because they are on their turf, and they have shown in previous years they can game-plan for the playoffs with anybody. Carolina would prefer playing on long grass, running Davis all day long and letting the surface slow down the Rams offense.
I'm not sure Carolina is going to take this game a whole lot differently than any other game. They can't really 'open up' that offense. It's run Davis, work the pass when it is there, and try to stop the Rams offense. Rams I think realize they need to step up to playoff level football, and will add several new dimensions to an already lethal offense.
The meek ain't gonna inherit $#!%....'cuz I'll TAKE IT!