After a rousing victory last week, the Baltimore Ravens hit the road to face the St. Louis Rams Thursday night at Edward Jones Dome.
The game kicks-off at 7pm eastern time, and you can watch streaming online here.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is unlikely to play in Thursday night's game against the St. Louis Rams.
The Ravens crushed the Jacksonville Jaguars 48-17 last week, with quarterback Joe Flacco tossing two touchdowns and one interception in three quarters. Flacco finished 27-for-36 for 266 yards. Second-year wide receiver Torrey Smith pulled down eight receptions for 103 yards.
Baltimore's defense also chipped in, holding the Jaguars to 258 total yards and a poor third-down conversion rate of 5-for-15.
Even with the Ravens humming, they will rest most of their starters against St. Louis, giving those on the bubble a chance to make the team.
Linebackers Sergio Kindle and Chavis Williams will battle for a spot Thursday. Kindle, a second-round pick from Texas in 2011, has not performed well during the preseason and could use a big game against the Rams.
Baltimore veteran defensive back Emmanuel Cook broke his right leg and is out for the season, giving rookie safety Omar Brown a chance to make the team. Brown has three fumble recoveries and an interception in three preseason game so far.
St. Louis also has several positions up for grabs, and hopes to build on a tight 20-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week.
The Rams may start quarterback Sam Bradford, who had a sloppy outing against the Cowboys, going 6-for-17 for 64 yards. Veteran Kelly Clemens took over and went 6-for-9 for 68 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the game close.
St. Louis boasted an excellent run game against Dallas, led by Daryl Richardson's 10 carries for 51 yards. As a team they averaged 5.1 yards per rush on 27 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown.
Rams' receivers Brian Quick and Chris Givens may get some extra time with the first-string offense early against the Ravens. Both are expected to make the team, but are also looking for more integral roles in the offense.
Prediction: The Ravens appear to have everything together at the right time. If he plays, Bradford will have to find some kind of offensive rhythm and hit his receivers in stride. If the Rams can control the clock with their run game, they could find themselves at .500 for the preseason.
Predicted Score: St. Louis 27, Baltimore 13
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