Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rams vs. Redskins Game Preview

The St. Louis Rams enter their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins with an 0-3 record. The Rams have been blown out three weeks in a row and have made more mistakes than I can count. The Rams are 29th in points scored, 31st in points allowed, 31st in yards allowed and Sam Bradford is 29th in QB rating. Adding to our misery is the fact that our bell cow Steven Jackson has been limited to 6 carries after being injured on his initial carry of the season, a touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Even with the NFC West not being very good and the season still being early this appears to be a must win for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are 0-3 and have upcoming games at Green Bay and Dallas. Without a win against Washington tomorrow it is quiet possible that the Rams will start the 2011 season 0-6. The Rams must step up. Sam Bradford must play better. Steven Jackson must get on the field and stay on the field. Receivers must catch the ball and the offensive line must block.

The St. Louis Rams again look on paper and also according to Las Vegas are the underdogs. Well it is time for the underdog to step up. Rams fans thought we were going to be improved in 2011 but the Redskins are improved. The Rams need to play close to a perfect game every week to compete. With a thinning tailgate and game crowd already in week three the Rams can't afford another loss. The Rams next home game will be almost a month away when they face the Saints on Ovtober 30th, they can not be 0-6 at that time. With new owner Stan Kronke keeping a close eye on everything the time is now to show what we have and the Rams better show it on Sunday.

Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, London Fletcher and others will try to turn the heat up on Sam Bradford on Sunday. Bradley Fletcher and Justin King will have to find a way to shutdown Santana Moss. Typically this is a game I would predict the Rams to lose but they have their back to the wall and I am hoping they can pull this one out.

Prediction St. Louis Rams 20 - Washington Redskins 17

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