|Why To Watch|
The Rams received an emotional boost last week with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in their comeback win over the Texans, while the Redskins found another way to lose a close game at home. Washington coach Joe Gibbs must find a way to restore his team's confidence, halt its three-game slide and get back in the NFC East race. Simply put, the Redskins need to finish games late in the fourth quarter or start looking toward 2006.
Even with a third-string rookie quarterback, St. Louis proved it still has plenty of offensive weapons and will test the leagues 12th-ranked pass defense with Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce and Kevin Curtis. The Rams also will utilize RB Steven Jackson against a run defense that is allowing 115.5 yards per game to take pressure off whomever plays QB, Fitzpatrick or Jamie Martin. Expect the Redskins to attack by utilizing their aggressive style that features blitzes from every angle and slanted formations to confuse the offense.