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Rams returning to Los Angeles?

According to reports, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased a 60-acre lot in Inglewood, Calif., this past month. This news, along with the Rams' ongoing struggle to upgrade their current stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, in St. Louis has led to speculation that the team could return to Los Angeles. Would you like to see the Rams return to L.A.? Is the absence of an NFL team in the country's second-largest market a black eye for the NFL?

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  • Will Los Angeles have an NFL team in the next 10 years?

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  • Would you like to see an NFL franchise in Los Angeles?

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  • In July, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that not having an NFL team in a market as big as Los Angeles is "a little bit of a black eye" for the league. Do you agree?

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  • What is your opinion of Los Angeles as a sports city?

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  • Which of these cities would you most like to see get an NFL team?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be below .500 on the season, but they looked the better team in their 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. And they weren't the only losing squad to come up big on Sunday. Both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams handed stunning losses to division leaders. Still, every sub-.500 team is eliminated -- or close to it -- from playoff contention this year, meaning it's not too early to look toward 2014. Which teams are best set up for a bounce-back next season? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

2014 bounce-back teams

Bills

Bills

2013 record: 5-9

Browns

Browns

2013 record: 4-10

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

2013 record: 4-10

Falcons

Falcons

2013 record: 4-10

Giants

Giants

2013 record: 5-9

Jaguars

Jaguars

2013 record: 4-10

Jets

Jets

2013 record: 6-8

Raiders

Raiders

2013 record: 4-10

Rams

Rams

2013 record: 6-8

Redskins

Redskins

2013 record: 3-11

Steelers

Steelers

2013 record: 6-8

Texans

Texans

2013 record: 2-12

Titans

Titans

2013 record: 5-9

Vikings

Vikings

2013 record: 4-9-1

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Worrying sign for the Colts?

On one hand, it's just one game. On the other hand, great teams don't often get blown out at home -- especially by opponents that enter with a .333 winning percentage. But that's what happened to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, with Andrew Luck & Co. losing 38-8 to the St. Louis Rams. This comes two weeks after the team lost leading receiver Reggie Wayne. It also comes for a team with little in the way of an AFC South challenge.

What do you make of the Colts' 38-8 loss at home to the Rams?

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  • How many games will the Colts (6-3) win this season?

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  • How will the Colts fare this season?

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  • Will Trent Richardson become an elite running back?

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  • Which is the bigger concern for the Colts?

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  • What is Tavon Austin's future?

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  • When will the Rams next make the playoffs?

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When you've got a good quarterback, you've got a chance to win in the NFL. When you don't, you change starters. Maybe you sign a free agent off the street as insurance. And maybe you take inspiration from Batman and illuminate the night sky with the Brett signal -- as in Brett Favre -- like the Rams reportedly did.

Now, don't expect live reports from Hattiesburg, Miss., as Favre says he's retired. For good. Really. But it makes us wonder how confident the Rams are in backup Kellen Clemens replacing the injured Sam Bradford. The Rams aren't alone in this boat -- not when the Browns are about to trot out their third starting QB of the season and the Vikings are choosing between Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder.


Meet Me In St. Louis?

Brett Favre gained a reputation for wavering on retirement, but he was firm Thursday that his career is over.

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What do you make of the Rams calling Brett Favre to see if he was interested in being their starting quarterback?

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Is that Brett Favre's music?

The Rams reportedly reached out to Favre despite the fact it's been nearly three years since he has played in an NFL game.

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Could Brett Favre (44 years old) still start in the NFL?

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Valhalla I am coming

Matt Cassel, center, quarterbacked the Vikings' only win of the season. But Christian Ponder, right, is set to start if Josh Freeman can't.

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Who should start at QB for the Vikings when all are healthy?

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Opportunity knocks

Jason Campbell was passed over the first time the Browns changed quarterbacks. He'll get his chance Sunday against the Chiefs.

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Who should start for the Browns at quarterback when both are healthy?

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Hard times

Campbell is replacing Brandon Weeden, who has struggled mightily this season in Cleveland.

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How bad is the overall quality of quarterbacks in the NFL right now?

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NFL Week 8 -- Seahawks at Rams

This isn't exactly a Broncos-at-home-versus-Jaguars situation, but things sure could get ugly on "Monday Night Football" in St. Louis. The Rams are a deceptive 3-4, and just lost quarterback Sam Bradford for the season. The Seattle Seahawks (6-1) aren't cruising every Sunday, but they're getting it done -- and have a fearsome defense just ready to exploit a weak QB (Kellen Clemens, in this case). How bad will it be?

Which team will win at St. Louis? (Mon., 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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  • How many points will the Rams score Monday night?

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  • Will newly signed QB Brady Quinn start a game for the Rams this season?

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  • How many games will the Seahawks win in their next five: @ STL, vs. TB, @ ATL, vs. MIN, vs. NO?

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  • How much will Percy Harvin help the Seahawks when he returns from hip surgery?

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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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  • How will the Seahawks fare this season?

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