Sam Bradford Will Start Against New England
In less than 72 hours the St. Louis Rams will take the field against the New England Patriots with Sam Bradford as the starting quarterback. No, Sam Bradford has not won the job yet but A.J. Feeley was injured against the Cleveland Browns Saturday night and will be unable to play against the Patriots. Feeley has a sprained thumb and also hurt his elbow during his only series against the Cleveland Browns.
This is a huge opportunity for Sam Bradford to win the starting quarterback job. So far Bradford has been far from stellar only completing 44% of his passes going 12 of 27 for 81 yards while being sacked four times during the Rams first two preseason games against Minnesota and Cleveland. In fairness to Sam Bradford this will be the first time he will be on the field with the starting O-line and Steven Jackson at the same time. The rainy conditions in Cleveland Saturday night made it very hard to judge how well Sam played, and the utter lack of any blocking against the Vikings also gave him little chance to succeed. This will be a great test and opportunity against New England who will play their starters for much of the game on Thursday.
The New England Patriots are 2-0 in the preseason with wins over the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady is red hot so far going 15 of 20 for 152 yards and a TD. The young inexperienced, beat up St. Louis Rams secondary will be tested by Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and rookie tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The Patriots are 7.5 favorites.
By Stlvinnie - http://www.stlouisramfan.com/