Saddled with a three-game losing streak and the likelihood of having to start a third-string quarterback who's never played in an NFL game, the Rams head to CenturyLink Field to take on a Seattle Seahawks team that enters this Monday night NFC West clash on an upswing.
Injuries have ravaged St. Louis during a thoroughly disappointing campaign in which the long-suffering club was expected to contend for a playoff spot, with perhaps the most notable one a serious ankle sprain to promising young quarterback Sam Bradford that's kept the 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year sidelined for a total of three games and very doubtful for Monday's tilt. Veteran understudy A.J. Feeley, who filled in for Bradford in last week's 26-0 loss at division champion San Francisco, has all but been ruled out as well after fracturing his right thumb during the contest.
As a result, a national audience will probably be introduced to Tom Brandstater, a 27-year-old who's bounced around with five different organizations since being taken in the sixth-round of the 2009 draft by Denver and was out of football until being re-signed to the Rams' practice squad on Dec. 2. Journeyman Kellen Clemens was brought in on Wednesday to presumably serve as the backup for this Week 14 matchup.
Game Date/Time: Monday, December 12th; 8:30pm ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Seahawks: KIRO 710 AM
Rams: WXOS 101.1 FM