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Los Angeles Rams at Denver Broncos: Bold predictions

The LA Rams look to be playing in a rare snow game for an NFC West team. What surprises could be in store?

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The Los Angeles Rams simply have to show up in Denver, deal with the snowy weather conditions, and handle their business against the Denver Broncos. Even though the LA Rams are a superior team in most areas, the Denver Broncos are much better than their performance last week against the New York Jets.

I’m still picking the Rams to win without much of a struggle. But how will they win?

Let’s get bold.

Marcus Peters will prove that he’s healthy with his best game of the season

Our favorite ball hawk CB, Marcus Peters, has stumbled a bit in the past couple of weeks, probably due to complications with his calf injury that he may have returned too early from. He says he’s 100%, while Grandpa Wade says that he’s been battling injury issues. Regardless, Peters will be playing with a chip on his shoulder in Denver, well aware of the criticism. I predict that Peters will have 2 interceptions, and one of them will be a 50+ return for a touchdown.

The Broncos run game will be shut down

RB Royce Freeman and RB Phillip LIndsay have a combined for 5.5 yards per carry for the Broncos, which been the most positive element of their offense so far this season. However, the Rams’ defensive line has been answering questions all week about their inability to stop the run and Ndamukong Suh, Michael Brockers, and Aaron Donald are cause some havoc. Look for the Rams’ D to keep the Broncos’ running game to less than 50 yards while causing two fumbles (the snow makes football fun!)

Todd Gurley II goes for five touchdowns because he can

Last week, the Broncos failed to contain the New York Jets’ running backs in space, allowing them to get to the second level, eventually amassing 323 yards on the ground. RB Todd Gurley II thrives in situations llike this, which makes him destined to rush for over 200 yards and five touchdowns.

No turnovers for the Rams’ offense

Even though QB Jared Goff doesn’t have a long history of playing games in cold conditions, I predict that he’ll play smart and clean, not giving up any turnovers. In fact, Goff will throw for for 275+ yards, even tossing a couple of touchdown passes to keep the narrative going that he’s elite.

This game presents a handful of challenges, so predicting a blowout against a defense led by LB Von Miller is not the smartest decision. But that’s why I’m paid the big bucks.

Rams win, 52-6