Are the Rams finally ready for prime time? The NFL must believe so. Their 2013 schedule gives them a Thursday night home game against the San Francisco 49ers (NFL Network) and a Monday Night showdown with the Seattle Seahawks (ESPN) at the Edward Jones Dome. That is a healthy show of respect from the league. The Rams haven’t hosted “Monday Night Football” since 2006. This schedule doesn’t take the Rams to London, which is a good thing. Also, there are no three-game road trips this season. That is the good news too. The bad news: The Rams must do some heavy lifting early in their 2013 slate. After a soft launch against the retooling Arizona Cardinals at home, they must travel to Atlanta and Dallas in Weeks 2 and 3. Then the defending NFC champion 49ers will visit The Ed. For better or worse, it won’t take long to find out just how good this team really is.
Big stages, big challenges for Rams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Apr 21