The Eagles hold a four game lead in the NFC East and look like they’ll easily walk away with the divisional crown. The Rams, however, have the Seattle Seahawks (who they’ll play in Week 15) sitting at 8-4, in their rear view mirror.
That said, Vegas likes the Rams this Sunday (-2.5), and for the first time since Week 6, the Eagles aren’t favored to win. Regardless of accrued statistics, 2016 QB draft hot takes, or betting odds, this matchup has the potential to be the top game of the week.
Can the Rams take care of business at home and stay atop the NFC West, or will the Eagles escape with a road win and make Week 15 that much more intriguing?
The Turf Show Times’ staff have their predictions...
I feel like it’s going to be a pretty high-scoring affair, as the two quarterbacks trade touchdown passes. But in the end, it’s going to be Todd Gurley that’s the difference.
Prediction: Rams win, 35-31
This game should surely live up to the hype. I think the Eagles offense is just a little better than what the Rams defense can handle right now. Just a small bump in the road for an eventual likely playoff matchup.
Prediction: Eagles win, 27-23
Eddie Perez (@iAmEddieP_)
The Rams face another strong foe this week in the Eagles. Wentz is a MVP candidate, Alshon Jeffery is an elite receiver, and Jay Ajayi is a upper echelon running back. The offense is stacked. Their defense ain’t too shabby either.
It’ll be a game in which the Rams defense struggles against the run (again) & the team falters at creating a running game of its own.
Prediction: Eagles win, 20-10
Elijah Kim (@Football_EZK)
The Rams have a battle for 2nd place in the NFC and NFC West as a victory would give them the 2 seed from the NFC while a loss couple potentially drop them to a tiebreaking loss as the NFC West's 2 seed. With the Eagles coming off a tough road loss in Seattle, look for them to be motivated and focused heading to LA. The Rams will play great, especially taking some cues from the Seattle game and hold on in the Goff vs. Wentz showdown
Prediction: Rams win, 24-20
Eric Nagel (@Eric_nagel)
Ten wins! 2nd seed! Half full stadium!
Prediction: Rams win, 33-23
Sosa Kremenjas (@SosaKre)
The Rams and Eagles both come out ready for war. Interestingly enough, both the #1 and #2 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft come out firing, as both offenses crack the 30-point mark. This game will come down to who makes less mistakes (obviously), but more specifically, which defense gets more stops to allow their offense to have more chances. These two teams are as equal as equal gets, but someone has to win. I'll slide with the Eagles, though I wouldn't be shocked if the score was reversed.
Prediction: Eagles win, 36-33
Sean Wilkinson (@Papa_Lurch)
Its going to be a helluva game, and it's tough to envision the Eagles losing consecutive games. Then again, Sean McVay's Rams have surprised everyone this season.....let's keep that trend going, eh?
Prediction: Rams win 24-22
Prediction: Rams win 27-24
Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_)
This game has “Tavon breakout” written all over it. Oh, and Jared Goff >>> Carson Wentz.
Prediction: Rams win, 30-27