As far as I'm concerned, the Rams game is a dangerous one. It's going to come down to intensity and motivation, and the way I see it now, the Rams might have the edge in that department. Reasons being:
1. St. Louis is coming off a game where they were embarrassed in front of their home crowd during their home-opener vs. the Ravens. Additionally, they came into the season with much higher hopes, having lost out on a playoff spot in the final week last season. I think that 0-3 is the farthest thing that they expected to have happened early in the year and they will try their very best to get back on track and restore some faith among their home fans.
2. Meanwhile, in Washington, you have a team that expended a large amount of energy on Monday night in Dallas. We geared up for them, and we desperately wanted to beat them. Plain and simple, a rivalry game is one that you get amped up for a bit more than the rest and to have fallen short in that game as Shannahan stated, hurts. Now you walk into St. Louis and have to get motivated to beat a St. Louis team that is winless... A tougher challenge than it may appear to be.