The St. Louis Rams have a knack for getting to opposing quarterbacks this season. But they haven’t yet faced a quarterback like Peyton Manning, whom they’ll face in today’s Broncos game. Worse yet, Broncos running back Montee Ball is expected to return today, and the Rams are (re)starting a new QB. You’ll want to watch Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams online free CBS Sports live streaming or on TV to see how the experiments play out.
Ball’s return for the Broncos could be key for Denver, as the Broncos will need to establish a ground game to keep the St. Louis defense honest. Though the Rams have just a 3-6 record headed into today’s Broncos game live, they have 16 sacks in the past three weeks, including eight in a 13-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers and three in last Sunday’s 31-14 loss to the Cardinals.
If Ball returns well to the offense and C.J. Anderson can build on his 163-yard performance from last week, the Broncos will be well on their way to keeping the Rams defense guessing and giving Manning more time to find the open receiver. Last week Manning completed 31 of 44 passes for 340 yards and five TDs against the Raiders, whose pass defense is about equal to that of the Rams.
The Rams’ quarterback situation is far different headed into today’s Broncos game. Gone is Austin Davis, who led St. Louis for nine games (starting eight) but was benched Wednesday in favor of Shaun Hill. Hill began the season as the Rams’ starting QB once Sam Bradford was lost, but a calf injury in the Rams’ season opener gave Davis the nod.
Re-adjusting to Hill at QB means the Rams will likely try to run more as we watch today’s Rams / Broncos game live. But even with Tre Mason and Zac Stacy leading the way, St. Louis has hit the century mark rushing just once in the past five games. Worse yet for the St. Louis faithful, the Broncos’ run defense is the best in the league, allowing just 67 rushing yards per game.
Here is some pre-game info as you ready to watch Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams online free CBS Sports live stream.
- Kickoff for today’s Denver Broncos vs St. Louis Rams game: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis is the home team)
- Point spread: the Broncos are 8-point favorites
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- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)