The dear readers of Turf Show Times know that I’ve been writing up the bold predictions this season and they have been, to put it mildly, pretty ridiculous. I was so bold last week, that my buddy Dave Scales, a San Francisco sports fan, took notice and offered me a bet I could not refuse:
Of course, I lost. However, RB Carlos Hyde was held to 84 yards, so I wasn’t crazy wrong. But the best part is: my buddy Dave is such a San Francisco sports fan that he has to BUY 49ers stuff for me to wear. Anyways, I’ll get back to you on that.
However, as much as I expect my friends that are Cowboys fans to challenge me to another bet, I will not waver from the bold, dear readers. There’s is too much fun to be had. So, without further ado, let’s predict some bold outcomes for the matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Rams Defense will limit the Cowboys passing to 175 yards and 115 yards rushing.
Wade Phillips has had 10 days to get through to his guys about their roles in the new-ish 3-4 defense, so I’m expecting big things. Last week, the Cowboys struggled to run the ball against a stout Arizona Cardinals defense, only accumulating 99 yards. I think the Rams will give up a little more than that, but not much. Maybe this doesn’t seem that bold? Well, the Rams haven’t exactly been in shutdown mode.
Cooper Kupp will impress with 10+ catches and two touchdowns
Last week it was Sammy Watkins, and this week it’ll be Cooper Kupp’s turn to get double TDs. What’s great about this offense is how deep the roster is in terms of weapons. I’m just feeling that after a quiet game last Thursday, Cooper might have less defensive eyes on him, giving him a chance to shine.
Aaron Donald will dominate with 3 sacks
Now that the Rams star DT has been with the Rams for 3 games, it’s time for him to flex his muscles. Watch for Donald to power through the famously strong Cowboys O-line, throwing QB Dak Prescott to the grass at least 3 times.
Todd Gurley will have his best game of his career
Just like in basketball, the Rams will stick with the hot hand, relying on RB Todd Gurley to power the Rams through with an impressive win against the Cowboys. Since QB Jared Goff has so many pass catchers out there, Gurley will be able to get open quite often. The Cowboys have up-and-down this season with their defense, but are currently ranked 13th against the run. I’m predicting that this will be a down game for the boys.
This is going to be a fun matchup as a Rams fan because we’re playing with house money. The Cowboys are expected to win, yet the Rams are coming off 10 days of rest and a lot of offensive momentum. My bold prediction for the final score?
Rams win, 35-13.