Los Angeles Rams: 3 storylines for Week 3 preseason against the Texans

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The Los Angeles Rams hook up with the Houston Texans in a Week 3 preseason game that could deliver some interesting storylines.

Week 3 of the 2018 preseason finds the Los Angeles Rams facing the Houston Texans in what is traditionally known as the “dress rehearsal” game.

Call it what you want, it’s still an exhibition game that has some questions still needing an answer for a Rams team trending on hype.

Typically, heading into this point of the preseason fans and NFL analysts alike have something to look at. Thus far in 2018, all we know about Los Angeles is that neither backup quarterbacks Sean Mannion or Brandon Allen have shown enough to be slam dunks for the backup spot behind starter Jared Goff.

Expect that to be part of the talking points against the Texans on Saturday.

Also, what of Aaron Donald? Is that close or not? Given recent developments, it seems unlikely he’s in the Rams locker room anytime soon.

And as for whether head coach Sean McVay does or doesn’t play his starters, can you think of any bigger nothing-burger three weeks into the exhibition season? Honestly, given his musings on the subject you’d almost be stunned if he did play Goff, Todd Gurley or anyone else. That said, some publications say it’s likely they do.

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Who knows. Either way, Rams against the Texans could have some juicy plot-lines.

It’s also just as likely nothing of significance happens at all.