SOW Pick’em: Redskins at Rams
- Updated: September 13, 2012
After an amazing upset in New Orleans, the Washington Redskins head down to St. Louis to face a Rams team that has given the Redskins quite a bit of trouble. Could this be a trap game? Or will this be a blowout win by the Redskins? Here’s what the Son of Washington team see’s happening in St. Louis.
Evan – Redskins 30, Rams 27
The key to the Redskins winning this game–which will be closer than many people think–is more about the defense rather than anything RG3 will do. It’s not that I expect a second-game slump from him or anything, but looking at the various matchups against the Rams, it is their O-Line vs. the Redskins D-Line that really jumps out. St. Louis QB Sam Bradford was sacked 36 times last season, and the Lions added 3 more sacks to Bradford’s career total last week. To make matters worse, the Rams just lost their starting center for the season and their LT for the foreseeable future. So expect the Skins to try and shadow Steven Jackson’s every move and force Bradford into long passing downs, which ultimately should tilt the balance in favor of the Skins.
Ray – Redskins 24, Rams 10
No matter how Griffin plays the Rams are going to have problems with the Redskins pass rush. The St. Louis OL is in rough shape so look for Orakpo and Kerrigan to put even more pressure on Bradford than what he saw last year due to the shuffling OL.
Kiel – Redskins 28, Rams 21
The Redskins should have no problem getting Sam Bradford under pressure, but they still have Steven Jackson who has been a huge thorn in the side to the Redskins each time they’ve played them the last couple of seasons. Robert Griffin III will also face a pass rush in two monsters, Quinn and Long. More importantly, he will be throwing into a secondary who unlike the Saints, can cause turnovers. This could be the week we see his first interception, but due to his mobility the Redskins will be able to pull this one out.
Left – Redskins 31, Rams 16
After coming of a huge win in New Orleans and riding the brilliant play of Robert Griffin III, as well as the emergence of Alfred Morris in the starting line up this has disaster written all over it. For both teams. The Redskins have had a very bad record against the Rams in recent history. For some reason the Rams seem to understand what the Redskins can do and some how always seem to stop them. Not this time!!! The Redskins are too talented this year. Wow, I had to go back and re-read that statement to make sure I wrote that down right. Yes, the Redskins have talent at almost every single position and it will prove to be too much for the Rams on both sides of the ball. The Rams defense is struggling and will continue to struggle against the Robert Griffin III lead offense of the Redskins.
Tony – Redskins 17 , Rams 27
First time is Luck, second time is coincidence, and the a third time is skill. Yes, my jaw dropped at the precision Robert Griffin III ripped apart the Saints defense, but I’m also aware that it’s HIGHLY unlikely he will have a repeat performance. What’s more likely is him going through turbulence against newly appointed Rams coach, Jeff Fisher’s defense. Fisher has seen this type of offense/QB play before. Let’s not forget Vince Young running some spread plays during his time in Tennessee. Fisher will be prepared for Robert Griffin III. Coach Fisher has had stout defenses in the past, Redskins should mind the Ram’s game last week where they fought hard against the talented duo of Stafford and Megatron. Janoris Jenkins and Cortland Finnegan are no arena football tandem, James Laurinaitis is a disciplined MLB who gave the redskins trouble last season.
There you have it Redskins Nation, according to the SOW team, the Redskins will win this game by an average of 28-18. This is mostly due to the fact that the Rams will not be able to force pressure on Robert Griffin III, allowing him to have too much time to pick apart the defense, while Sam Bradford will have little to no time with the Redskins pass rush.