Aaron Rodgers vs. Rams Secondary
If you were hoping to see the St. Louis secondary make plays and gain some confidence against Matt Flynn, it looks like you'll have to wait until the second quarter.
The almighty Aaron Rodgers, who sat out of Green Bay's preseason opener, will make his debut against the Rams this Saturday, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
Facing Rodgers is always a daunting task during the regular season, but this is actually great news for the Rams. This allows St. Louis' young secondary to get some reps against one of the NFL's best with no real consequences.
One quarter against Rodgers will make the Week 1 matchup against rookie Teddy Bridgewater seem like child's play.
Green Bay Running Backs vs. St. Louis Linebackers
Green Bay's Rajion Neal and James Starks were a handful for the Tennessee Titans last week. The two backs combined for 11 carries, 88 yards and two scores (8.0 yards per carry).
With veteran James Laurinaitis out of action, it's time for one of the other St. Louis backers to step up and win a starting job.
Ray Ray Armstrong and Jo-Lonn Dunbar both had less than spectacular games last week. Whichever player can rise to the challenge against Green Bay could very well win the starting gig.
Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay's Pass Rush
With Long out of the game at left tackle, it will be interesting to see how Jeff Fisher and the Rams compensate for the sake of protecting Bradford.
If the heat gets unbearable, you can count on the Rams coaching staff pulling Bradford early. In the meantime, expect plenty of handoffs, checkdowns and quick passes in order to avoid hits.
If Bradford makes it out in one piece, Rams Nation will release a collective sigh of relief.