Week 4 Preview: Rams v Redskins

The Rams are coming off a destruction at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens and welcome the NFC East leading Washington Redskins to town.


For the second week in a row, Washington DC, Baltimore and Mid Atlantic Rams fans get the game on local TV.  Also, it is on TV in Eastern Missouri.  Here’s the map.

What to Watch For

  • Get The Defense Off The Field – The Rams defense so far in 2011 has been one of the worst defenses in the NFL after many predicting that they would take a step forward towards a top defense.  They haven’t been able to stop the run or the pass or get off the field with a quick 3 and out.  The defense has the talent to play better, and they need to starting this week.
  • Rams Offensive Line – The Offensive Line once again imploded against Baltimore and their more exotic schemes.  They will face another 3-4 team in Washington and former interim head coach Jim Haslett.  Needless to say that Haslett will be gunning for the underachieving Rams offensive line.
  • Bad Rex – The Redskins are staring Rex Grossman at quarterback.  He has two sides, a great quarterback and a terrible quarterback that makes bad decisions.  The Rams will need to pressure him into becoming Bad Rex to get the fumbles, INTs and mistakes that Bad Rex provides.
  • %#&@ It – I’m Throwing Deep – The refrain with Rex Grossman is that when he has nowhere to go, he throws the ball deep hoping something good will happen.  The Rams cannot come out in the same defense as last week where they leave one on one coverage down the field.  Grossman will throw it there.
  • OJ’s Revenge – Former Rams safety, OJ Atogwe is starting for the Redskins and the Rams will have to be aware of his two talents – getting interceptions and stripping the football.  The Rams will have to keep him away with fakes and hold onto the ball when the defense stands up the ball carrier.  He can be taken advantage of through the run game and with pump fakes.
  • Score More TDs Than The Defense – This one may be obvious, but the Rams need to score more touchdowns than the oppositions defense scores while the Rams offense is on the field.  So far the score is 3 TDs for the Rams offense and 3 TDs for the opposition defense.

Go Rams!

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