The Philadelphia Eagles open up the regular season in St. Louis to face off with the Rams. The Rams are coming off a solid campaign in 2010 where, despite a 7-9 record, they nearly won the NFC West. The Rams looked poised to take control of a very wide open race in the West.
The Rams have added Mike Sims-Walker and drafted Austin Pettis to give them more depth in their receiving core. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford clearly lacked a true depth threat last season, but was still able to throw for over 3,500 yards and 18 touchdowns.
It's never easy to win on the road in this league and the Super Bowl hopeful Eagles will get a good test early on in 2011. The Rams aren't exactly a Super Bowl contender quite yet, but they are a quality team that plays very well at home. They finished with a 5-3 record at home in 2010.