Rams’ Short Week Gives the Ravens an Edge


The Rams are coming off a 28-16 Monday night loss against the New York Giants, which has given them one less day to prepare for the Ravens.

Quarterback Joe Flacco believes that a full week of practices, meetings, and film study should benefit the Ravens, according to the Baltimore Sun:

“It is nice to get them on a short week,” Flacco said. “Anytime you get a team on a short week, I think it definitely is a little bit of an advantage in the NFL, when you can get beat up week to week. We’ll take that when we can get it.”

Starting Outside Linebacker Jarrett Johnson, concurred with Flacco, and added that second-year signal caller Sam Bradford and the rest of the Rams offense has one fewer days to prepare for the vaunted Ravens defense.

Bradford, who spoke with the Baltimore media Wednesday night, admitted that playing Monday night forced St. Louis to abandon their regular routine.

“I think our hours are going to be a little different,” Bradford said. “I think during the year, at least last year, I got so into my schedule and I knew exactly what I needed to do and when I needed to do it, that you kind of get into that routine. Whereas this week, I think some of the hours are going to be different – some early mornings, later nights, trying to make sure that you get everything watched that you need to get watched and study everything you need to study. Considering we didn’t have Monday afternoon to watch, and then Tuesday still dealing with game film from New York, so I think [we] just need to put in a little more time this week.”