The Rams will look to secure their first win of the 2011 season, while Washington will attempt to rebound from their "Monday Night Football" defeat in Dallas.
The stakes are high for the Rams, who are growing increasingly desperate. They'll enter their bye week after facing the Redskins and then face a grueling three-game stretch against the Green Bay Packers, the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints.
If the Rams do not beat the Redskins, then an 0-7 start to the season is a real possibility.
Fortunately for the Rams, this upcoming game is very winnable. The Redskins are not as talented as any of the previous opponents that the Rams have faced so far in 2011 (Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens).
With a victory against Washington, along with a week of rest during the bye week, the Rams could find themselves getting back on track. But they have to win on Sunday for that to happen.
So here's what needs to happen...