The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are set to square off in Week 3 on Monday Night Football.
It is a rematch of the Super Bowl from two years ago when the Rams won 23-20.
The Bengals enter the game at 0-2 and are in desperate need of a win.
But that will be difficult if quarterback Joe Burrow is unable to play.
He re-aggravated his calf injury and is questionable to play in the game.
But Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald is preparing as if Burrow will be out there.
According to Pro Football Talk, Donald fully expects to see Burrow on Monday.
Aaron Donald fully expects to see Joe Burrow, again, on Monday night. https://t.co/SDxa7zAtiX
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 23, 2023
Knowing how desperate the Bengals are for a win it would make sense that Burrow tries to go.
But the Bengals need to take the long-term view with Burrow.
He is their franchise player and cannot risk a larger issue with his calf by putting him out there.
This game will lose a lot of its luster if Burrow cannot play.
The Bengals must still must find a way to win this game no matter who is at quarterback.
The Rams have gotten off to a decent start to the year.
They are 1-1 and have an impressive win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Even without Cooper Kupp, the Rams have done a good job putting up points.
One player to keep an eye on for the Rams is Puka Nacua.
The rookie wide receiver has stepped in for Kupp and is putting up elite numbers.
He has 25 catches through two games and has been the go-to guy for Stafford.
This Super Bowl rematch should be a great battle if Burrow can play or not.NEXT: Analyst Says 1 NFL Team's Season 'Comes To An End' This Week