The Rams are currently 1-2 and have lost three straight games.
The Rams’ schedule looks a bit tougher this week, as they open against the Chicago Bears and then travel to Atlanta for their final preseason game.
Here are some of the more intriguing preseason matchups:•At Washington, the Rams will face Washington State.
This is a very different game from the opener at Arizona, when the Rams played their first preseason game in a dome in what was a game that drew only 11,000 fans.
Washington State is ranked No. 2 in the AP poll and the Cougars won the Pac-12 Conference championship with a victory in the opener.
Washington State is the only team in the country that has not won a bowl game.•At Notre Dame, the 49ers will play host to South Florida.
The 49ers are ranked No., 6, and the Seminoles lost to Notre Dame in the first preseason tilt last season.
South Florida won the Atlantic Coast Conference title last season, and South Florida has been the No. 1 team in preseason polls since the start of the year.
This will be the first game for a new coaching staff and offensive coordinator, and it will be a test of the new offensive system.
The offense under former coach Sonny Dykes struggled a bit, but the 49er offense has been good this preseason.•In Pittsburgh, the Steelers host Penn State.
The Panthers have won three of their last four games.
This game is the first test of a new offensive scheme under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Mornhenweg will replace Mike Sullivan, who was fired after the Penn State loss.
The Steelers are 4-2 in their last five preseason games.
They will be trying to avoid a bowl appearance and play a rematch with the Penn States.•Tennessee will play at Miami, a game the Titans lost to Georgia in the regular season finale.
The Titans have won their last three games against Miami.
Tennessee was the No., 5 seed in preseason rankings.
This should be an entertaining matchup, with both teams looking to build off their victories against each other last season in Athens.•Auburn will play the Florida Gators.
The Tigers are 6-0 in their preseason opener and have won four straight games against the Gators.
Florida won its first preseason bowl game in the 2013 season opener, and this will be Auburn’s first bowl appearance since 2009.
This will be an interesting game for Auburn, as the Tigers are coming off a game against Alabama that went into overtime.
Auburn is a No. 10 seed in the preseason rankings, but Florida is ranked 10th in the league.