EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks on after he was knocked down on a play in the second quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The Rams could really use a win, but a Week 3 matchup against a motivated Ravens team seems like a mighty steep hill to climb.
Looking at the schedule that faced the St. Louis Rams at the start of the season, it was pretty obvious that it could all go pear-shaped pretty quickly. Heading into Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, it still very much looks that way, as they are 0-2 and facing a series of tough games. Unfortunately for the Rams, the Ravens should come into this one plenty motivated after getting embarrassed by the Tennessee Titans.
On the plus side for the Rams, Sam Bradford looked pretty solid against the Giants in Week 2. He threw for 331 yards and a touchdown and has yet to be intercepted this season. The Rams defense, which was supposed to be much improved this year, has not looked as promising, allowing 59 points in two games.
The Ravens were clearly geared up to stop the run in Week 2, holding Chris Johnson to just 53 yards, but that opened them up to be gutted through the air. They allowed Matt Hasselbeck to throw for 358 yards.
The other part of their problem against the Titans was holding onto the ball. Their three turnovers repeatedly put the defense on its heels.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 25, 4:05 PM
Location: Edward Jones Done, St. Louis, Mo.
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Ravens: 98 Rock/WBAL 1090 AM