St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins Staff Predictions


The St. Louis Rams take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday for the first time since September of 2012, playing in D.C. for the first time since September of 2009. It’s certainly not a marquee NFL matchup, with both teams being under .500 late in the season, and it’s made even less appealing by the recent benching of Robert Griffin III, who was the supposed prize in a pre-draft trade between the two teams in 2012. It should be intriguing nonetheless, as the Rams have been a much more exciting team in recent weeks, particularly with their 59-0 victory over the Oakland Raiders last week.

Here’s how our staff believes that the matchup will play out:

Patrick Karraker, Editor: “I’m still hesitant to pick the Rams in any week after they’ve earned a victory, since they’ve been so inconsistent this year and have still failed to win back-to-back games. I think this will be the week where they finally do it, though, as the Rams’ improving defense, particularly the pass rush, will likely be too much for a Colt McCoy-led Redskins offense, which presumably will be without DeSean Jackson, to handle. I expect the Rams to finally knock back-to-back wins off their to-do list.” Rams 28, Redskins 10

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Paul Lamb, Staff Writer: “The Redskins are falling apart quickly. On the other side, the Rams are flying high after last week’s big win, and I think they’ll continue that success this week. I know, pretty basic. But it’s not going to take a superhuman effort this week.” Rams 28, Redskins 14

Scott Criscione, Staff Writer: “Oh what a great storyline. The Rams trade the RGIII pick for, in a nutshell, Alec Ogletree and Tavon Austin. What a delight it would be if Austin lit up the Redskins’ secondary and Ogeltree sacked RGIII…wait…RGIII is benched?…. awkward. Well anyway, this game will be closer than most think because despite the headlines, this Redskins team is one of the better run stopping teams and poses good weapons at receiver and running back.” Rams 27, Redskins 23