This Sunday afternoon, the Rams will continue their season long losing streak in Baltimore. Oops, looks like I gave the prediction a little too early this week. Well, does it really matter at this point? Yep, didn’t think so.
*Offense- Well, both of these offenses are weak right now. The thing that really gets to me is that the Ravens had 0ver 300 total yards on offense last week and they scored nine points. There were no turnovers either. Now, unless you were watching the game why wouldn’t you say to yourself: I think there’s something wrong with NFL.com? Anyway, the offense is led by running back Willis McGahee, who is currently third in the NFL in rushing. Steve McNair has been acceptable at the quarterback position, but the guy is simply old. The Ravens don’t have much at the receiving end of the offense so the Rams will have an easy goal: stop the run. Although, Baltimore proved to use the pass a lot more last week so expect anything. St. Louis is back on the Gus bus this week with Gus Frerotte making his second consecutive start at quarterback. He had nearly 300 yards passing and the Rams were able to get 100 yards from Brian Leonard and only 18 carries. However, none of that counts this week as the Rams face a defense on a whole other level than Arizona. Plus, Isaac Bruce is out this week and Drew Bennett will be back in his place. Still no word on Torry Holt’s status but Marques Hagans will start as Dane Looker is out for a while. No big offensive line changes this week as the team still starting a different line for the sixth straight week of the season. Still, no injuries there. EDGE: Ravens
*Defense- The Baltimore Ravens are set right now on defense. They are in the top five in both passing yards allowed and rushing yards allowed. Well, the Rams will have some problems getting passed that. No, ya think? Other then that, there isn’t much to report for the Ravens other then that end Trevor Pryce is out for this game. Cornerback Samari Rolle is expected to return from a three week absence and the Rams need to watch out for what he may have to offer. Otherwise, the Ravens are listed as the first team on the NFL.com list of teams. And after this game, trust me, it won’t change. The Rams right now are looking better on defense as Tye Hill is expected to come back this week after missing a couple of weeks. He is listed as probable right now on ESPN.com. The only other problem right now for the Rams is strong safety Corey Chavous is questionable for this game. Other then that, St. Louis will be ready to go on defense. Hopefully, we can make this the strong point of the game for us and use it to our advantage. EDGE: Ravens
Keys to the Game: Rams
1. Try to weather the storm on offense and use the run and the pass in moderation for this game. Don’t try to do to much.
1. Do your thing, just do what you can do and what you are capable of doing. The defense can demolish the Rams offense, and that’s what they need to do.
Prediction: Ravens 24 Rams 10