ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after being sacked by Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens at the Edward Jones Dome on September 25, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Ravens defeated the Rams 37-7. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
This was supposed to be the Rams' first really winnable game, but a strong start by the Redskins makes it less so.
To almost no one's surprise, the St. Louis Rams are off to a 0-3 start. The trouble is, Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins was identified as their first really winnable game and it no longer looks quite as winnable.
Rex Grossman has continued to look less awful than many predicted he'd be, even after the Redskins perfect start was derailed by a late loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week. Grossman has largely been able to avoid the crippling mistakes that have defined his career up until this point, as he's completed just around 60 percent of his passes, thrown for at least 250 yards and tossed at least one touchdown in every game this year. His three interceptions are more than he'd like, to be sure, but one a game is hardly the end of the world.
Based on the early returns, the Rams defense shouldn't give him too much more trouble. They are allowing more than 425 yards and 32 points per game, all reasonably well distributed throughout their three games.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 PM
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
Announcers: Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Redskins: ESPN 980
Rams: WXOS (101.1 FM)