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Daily Dose: What to Watch in Preseason Week 2

Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Thursday August 16th about your Los Angeles Rams:


On Saturday the Rams will meet the Raiders in the L.A. Coliseum for preseason Week 2. The Rams are coming off a loss last week in Baltimore, in which many starters did not play. Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com broke down each preseason Week 2 matchup for all 32 NFL teams.

Here's what he said about that Rams ahead of their date with the Raiders:

Rams (0-1): We'll actually see some starters this week after the B squad got hosed by Baltimore's quarterbacks. It'll be interesting to see how John Kelly and Justin Davis perform after both running backs officially declared their candidacy for the No. 3 RB job. Both figure to see plenty of carries, and they could possibly challenge Malcolm Brown for the backup spot if they keep up the good work. What about the Rams' backup QB job? Sean Mannion will be looking to bounce back after he failed to Ram It past the Ravens' defense. Brandon Allen, who played the second half, performed better and drew praise from coach Sean McVay. Was JoJo Natson's superlative punt-returning performance last week more G thang than preseason fluke? Pharoh Cooper should hope so.

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The Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox made his best prediction for each NFL team's record in 2018. Knox predicts the Rams' 2018 won't be much different that last season.

"The Rams also have an emerging quarterback in Jared Goff and an MVP-caliber running back in Todd Gurley.

There are two big questions the Rams must answer if they're going to be title contenders in 2018. Can they improve a run defense that allowed the fifth-most yards last season (122.3 per game)? And can they get defensive tackle Aaron Donald onto the field?"

Prediction: 11-5


On Tuesday, a handful of Rams tried their video game skills against some of the best. Linebacker Samson Ebukam, corner Kevin Peterson, defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day, and corner Ramon Richards joined the L.A. Gladiators, Los Angeles' professional gaming team, to play 'Overwatch'.

Both the L.A. Rams and Gladiators are owned by Stan Kroenke.