Sunday in the LOU, the Rams will play a pivotal game against the Baltimore Ravens. With a tough stretch in the first seven games of the season, this is a must-win game for the Rams. No it’s not the playoffs, but if the losses start mounting, both players and coaches (in the back of their minds) will start wondering, pressing and slightly panic about when the first win will come. The fan base will get restless. The stadium will slowly start to empty and television blackouts will be next … WOW! I had to wake myself up from a bad nightmare.

The Ravens are not playing their best ball right now. They are inconsistent in every phase of the game. The time is now. The Rams have a great opportunity to win a game at home. They must play physical football on both sides of the ball. Play smart, tough football for 60 minutes win the turnover battle, stop committing the penalties that have plagued them for the first two games and good things will happen.

Here are my picks for the week

Baltimore @ St. Louis = Rams 20-17

San Francisco @ Cincinnati = 49ers

New England @ Buffalo = Patriots

Houston @ New Orleans = Saints

New York Giants @ Philadelphia = Eagles

Miami @ Cleveland = Browns

Denver @ Tennessee = Titians

Detroit @ Minnesota = Lions

Jacksonville @ Carolina = Panthers

Kansas City @San Diego = San Diego

New York Jets @ Oakland = Raiders

Atlanta @ Tampa Bay = Buccaneers

Arizona @Seattle = Cardinals

Green Bay @ Chicago = Packers

Pittsburgh @ Indianapolis = Steelers

Monday Night Football

Washington @Dallas = Cowboys