The Patriots are a nice story, and my two picks against them are the only blemishes on my playoff prediction record, but the Rams simply have better players. The Patriots simply don't have anyone of comparable ability to Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner, and the Rams play a solid team game. Remember, the Patriots only lost to the Rams by 7, but the Rams dorve to the Pats' 20 in the with 2 minutes to go, then took three knees. I wasn't that close. This one won't be, either.