Gridiron Gab Week One Preview: St.Louis at Detroit

The Rams have a new look with head coach Jeff Fisher, and he and his team will look to get off to a quick start Sunday when they head to Motown to take on the Lions and Matthew Stafford.

Detroit was a playoff team last season, and Stafford was outstanding, throwing for tons of yards and hooking up with fav WR Calvin Johnson. Those two will have to be accounted for when they take the filed against the Rams secondary.

“We’re not the pushover Lions,” said center Dominic Raiola. “We’ve got the best player in the league.”

Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season after missing 13 games in 2010 with a right shoulder injury, while Johnson led the NFL with 1,681 receiving yards and hauled in 16 TDs.

St.Louis wants to slow the game down with RB Steven Jackson, and I think he will have a solid day against the Lions. Sam Bradford has a young core of WR’s, and they will have to make plays in order to hang with the high powered Lions offense.

The Lions have little in the run game, as Keiland Williams will get most of the carries. Last season the Lions ranked 29th in the NFL in rushing last year with 95.2 yards per game.

Look for this game to come down to being if St.Louis can in any way stop the Lions passing game, and I don’t see it happening. Look for “Megatron” to score twice, and the Fisher era in the STL to get off to a weak start.

Detroit 34 St.Louis 14

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