The St. Louis Rams are traveling to Ohio to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as they try to win their second game of the season. The Rams, currently 1-7 on the year, are hoping to rebound from last week's disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
The team has really struggled on the road all season, though, getting handily defeated in its first three road games before losing a close one in Arizona to the Cardinals last week. Their lone win, a 31-21 upset of the New Orleans Saints, came in front of the home crowd, but they failed to sustain momentum from that game while being defeated by Arizona. Hopefully another week working with Sam Bradford can get the team's offense going.
Cleveland, currently 3-5 on the year, has struggled of late. They've lost consecutive games to San Francisco and Houston and haven't really found a groove on offense all year.The Browns have given up less passing yards than anyone in the league, but that's mostly a result of playing bad quarterbacks and an inability to stop the run.
Even the Browns' record is somewhat deceptive, as their wins have come against three of the league's worst teams, Miami, Seattle and Indianapolis. But at home against the Rams, they actually have a pretty solid chance of winning, although there's a good chance that Rams running back Steven Jackson tears up Cleveland's league-worst defense.
For more on Sunday's game, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog, and Dawgs By Nature, SB Nation's Cleveland Browns blog.