(FootballStL ) -- The Rams haven’t started a season 2-0 since winning the NFC championship in 2001. The Atlanta Falcons seeks to avoid its first 0-2 season since 2007.
Something has to give this Sunday in Atlanta when the Rams visit Steven Jackson and the Falcons.
After giving up an NFL league worst 55 sacks in 2011 and 35 last year, the Rams didn’t allow a sack to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.
“I can’t say enough about those guys up front,” said quarterback Sam Bradford said. “They played outstanding, and I think it shows that we’ve taken leaps and bounds from where we were last year.”
Bradford was able to stand upright, thanks to their rebuilt offensive line led by left tackle Jake Long. The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, was a Pro Bowler in his first 4 seasons. The Rams offensive line allowed Bradford to be hit just 6 times against Arizona.
Meanwhile, the Rams defensive line chased Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer around the Edward Jones Dome.
Robert Quinn’s 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles played a major role in the Rams victory last week. The Falcons offensive line allowed 3 sacks in their 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The Falcons are sure to get pressure from a Rams team that led the NFC with 52 sacks last year. The Rams looked dangerous again in their opener, with Robert Quinn accounting for three of their four sacks.