Washington Redskins/St. Louis Rams Week 2 Preview
It’s extremely safe to say that the only reason the Washington Redskins versus the St. Louis Rams week two match up is receiving so much hype and pub is because of Robert Griffin III and also maybe a little that the Rams are the team who traded the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft so the Skins could select him. With that being said the world is eager to see how RG3 fairs versus the team that did everything but gift wrap him for Washington and their fans.
Sensation, phenomenal, beyond remarkable, unbelievable; all words that could be used to describe RG3′s performance last week in the Redskins 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints. By now everyone knows the numbers he put up (just in case you forgot 19-26, 320 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 9 carries 42 rushing yards and a win) and you also know that he was the first player in NFL history to accomplish some amazing feats (win NFL Offensive Player of the Week in Week 1 of rookie season, throw for 300 yards plus, 2 TD and 0 INT in debut and first rookie to pass for 300 yards and win season opener). Now that we’ve got the obvious out of the way its time to focus on what can ‘the best player in the NFL right now’ according to the Hall-of-Fame legend John Madden can do for an encore. Against a St. Louis defense that gave up 346 pass yards last week (most in the NFL), I expect a lot more of the same from the wonder-rookie and for Griffining to be a trending topic again following Sunday’s game.
Yup that’s all the insight I have on the Redskins end in this one, we all know sports is the ultimate prisoner of the moment thing in America; it’s RG3 24/7 until he slips up, if he slips up!
Now focusing on the Rams they need to find a way to stop the RG3 hype and bounce back from a tough 27-23 loss which they suffered at the hands of the Detroit Lions last week. Sam Bradford didn’t have a stellar game (17-25, 198 yards and a TD) but it wasn’t terrible either. The Rams didn’t get nearly enough out of Stephen Jackson (21 carries for 53 yards) and will need him to provide more help if Bradford is to have a better game this week. If he can’t find a way to penetrate Washington’s defensive line up that will set Bradford up to get sacked numerous times as he did in week one (four times).
The Rams defense is going to have to figure out something that the Saints defense couldn’t and that’s how to slow down this Washington offensive attack. St. Louis looked suspect to say the least on that end of the field last week and if they don’t do a better a job a blowout could be in the making, especially considering the fact that Mr. Griffin gets his second crack at playing in a dome.
The major question of the week has been, will RG3 have a let down in his second game and the answer to that is simply no. Hes not just hype (like another so-called QB who will remain nameless who everyone raved about last season), he is the truth and I think he puts together another tremendous game en route to the Skins picking up another victory; 34-17 Washington.