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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Rams-Broncos: What to watch

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams travel to Denver for tonight’s third preseason game against the Denver Broncos. They kick off at 8 p.m. ET.

The third preseason game is generally considered the closest thing to a regular-season game as you’ll find on the exhibition slate. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said this week that his starters would continue to get more snaps this week against the Broncos.

That could depend on how the starters fare, though. In last year’s third preseason game against Dallas, Fisher had said the starters wouldn’t play much more than they did the previous week against Kansas City. The Rams changed course when both starting units struggled mightily against the Cowboys and played well into the second quarter.

Because the starters are likely to play a bit longer, here are five things to keep an eye on as the Rams visit the Broncos: