The Rams traded DT Adam Carriker to the Redskins on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday evening they found out he won't be out of town for long as the Rams will play the Redskins in week three of the NFL season.
SB Nation's Rams community, Turf Show Times, says while the schedule looks easier, looks can be deceiving.
Don't be too hasty to judge this as an easier schedule. There are several .500 teams or worse from last season who figure to be much closer to competing this year. San Francisco is a prime example. A Detroit rematch at this point doesn't favor the Rams either.
And like most NFL teams, they believe the key to a strong season is a fast start.
The key to the season will be starting strong. Games against the Seahawks, Redskins and Raiders should be a good match up for the Rams, and the Cardinals won't be the same without Warner. Steven Jackson had 100+ yard games against the Redskins and the Cardinals last season.