Tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. CT the St. Louis Rams will make their preseason debut in the Edward Jones Dome against the Green Bay Packers. Last week the Rams lost to the Cleveland Browns 27-19 on the road, but after a week of practice and fixing the little things, the Rams hope to begin a trend this week, win at home.
The Rams did scrimmage in the dome earlier in camp, but nothing is like playing an actual game, and for some players such as Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, and T.J. McDonald, this will be their first time playing a game in the Edward Jones Dome. In order to get some more of those live game reps, Fisher said the offense could see a little more action tomorrow, The offense only got 14 snaps last week and Fisher would like to see that number a little bit higher as well as give some of the backups a chance to play with the first team guys.
The Rams and Packers have become pretty familiar with each other lately as they have played in the regular season the last two years. This is only a preseason game, but even so, this is not the same Rams team the Packers saw a year ago. The Rams added some weapons on offense, big and small, as well as having some new faces on the defensive side. The first quarter of the game will be interesting to watch as these two high powered offenses face off, even if it just a sample size.
On the injury front Lance Kendricks did practice this week and will not quite be ready for this game he could play in the next game or the preseason finale as goes for Cudjo. Andrew Helmick also returned to practice and made some nice plays yesterday in camp and could play a little tomorrow. Jabara Williams and Rodger Saffold will be out.
After this game the Rams will be halfway done with their preseason schedule and two weeks away from playing the Arizona Cardinals in the week one opener. The Rams will keep things pretty vanilla until then, but still continue to work and prepare. Let’s go Rams!