Steven Jackson Faces Former Team; St. Louis Rams Visit Atlanta Falcons In Week 2

The Atlanta Falcons matchup with the St. Louis Rams on Sunday in Week 2 of the NFL Season. The Falcons are coming off of a tough road loss, while the Rams got a big division win at home to open up their season. This is a 1 pm ET game, with St. Louis traveling to the Georgia Dome. Fox will have regional coverage of the action.

Rams vs. Falcons
  • When:

Sun., Sept. 15th, 2013 @ 1:00pm ET

  • Where:

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

  • Who’s Favored?

Falcons by 7 ~ 47 o/u @ BetOnline

  • More Info:

St. Louis Rams / Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta went on the road in Week 1 to New Orleans to visit the Saints, and were stopped at the goal line with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter. The result was a 23-17 loss to start out the year, which is compounded because it was a division game. The Falcons will certainly have a bad taste in their mouths when they open up their home schedule against St. Louis.

Atlanta is a great home team though and will be favored in this game. Despite the loss, there were certainly some positives to be taken away from the game. Slot receiver Harry Douglas had a huge game, catching four passes for 93 yards. But top target Julio Jones had a critical fumble that stymied a Falcons drive in the second half.

Looking ahead defensively for Atlanta, they could have some trouble in the secondary, as the inexperience showed through some against the Saints. St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 299 yards against Arizona in Week 1.

Rams tight end Jared Cook will warrant plenty of attention, after catching seven passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. He will present some matchup problems and could be the X factor once again.

Expect to see a better overall performance from the Falcons, especially from quarterback Matt Ryan. Week 1 is always an interesting week of the season, but it’s about bouncing back and trying to correct mistakes heading into Week 2.

St. Louis Rams @ Atlanta Falcons – Matchup Info + Stats

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