The first week of the preseason is here. And even though it's preseason football, it is at least a little exciting to have the St. Louis Rams on television again. Of course, this won't be quite the full game drill, but there's plenty to see for football-starved fans.
Game time: 7:00 p.m. Central
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
KTVI Fox 2 (St. Louis)
KRBK-Fox 5 Springfield & Osage Beach
KMIZ-ABC 17/KQFX FOX 22 Columbia/Jefferson City
KFVS CBS 12/WQWQ CW Cape Girardeau, Missouri/Paducah, Kentucky
KFJX-Fox 14 Joplin, Missouri/Pittsburgh, Kansas
Illinois - WBUI CW 23 Springfield
Oklahoma - KWTV-CBS 9 Oklahoma City & KTUL-ABC 8 Tulsa
Tennessee - WLMT-ABC 24 Memphis
Online streaming: NFL Preseason Live
Odds: Saints -3; O/U 38
Pick/Prediction: Rams, of course
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Injuries: Sam Bradford, Jake Long and Drew Brees are most likely out. Zac Stacy could sit tonight as well after dealing with some minor aches and pains this week in practice.
The Saints have won five of seven preseason openers under Sean Payton. But the trippiest fact is this one: the Rams have hit the OVER in six of eight preseason games since Jeff Fisher took over as head coach. The Rams have rarely hit the over in the regular season, so might want to think about that action.