As preseason games go, this will be one worth watching. Week No. 3. First-teamers make more than a token appearance, it's the final game before position battles are decided and, finally, you can sense the regular season is nearing.
There will be plenty of other reasons to watch when the Rams visit the Denver Broncos on Saturday in a nationally televised contest at 7 p.m. (CBS). Here are four:
A week after Aaron Rodgers moved the Packers with ease, the Rams face an even more accomplished quarterback, Peyton Manning. That Manning is expected to play into the second half makes the challenge for the Rams that much stiffer, even if the Broncos keep the play-calling relatively simple. The Rams aren't expected to get fancy on defense, either.
"He's a machine," Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis said. "You have to hold your (defensive) look because if you tell him what you're in, he's going to figure it out and get that ball out before you touch him. He doesn't like to get...