Here’s what we know: the Los Angeles Rams are going to host the Green Bay Packers in a game that many are predicting to be a one-sided matchup. Yeah, the team led by Aaron Rodgers still has a mystique to them, but do they have a defense that can stand up to RB Todd Gurley and QB Jared Goff?
It makes sense to expect a huge game from Gurley and even some power plays from RB Malcolm Brown in garbage time. But, without betraying my hard-held belief that the Rams are going to win this one, what are aspects of the game that we just aren’t seeing yet?
Let’s get bold.
Gerald Everett will catch 10+ balls with over 120 yards in receptions and 2 TDs
Coach McVay has proven of late that his preference for tight end oriented offenses has faded into the abyss — so Jared Goff will most likely be targeting WR Robert Woods, WR Brandin Cooks, and Gurley off bubble screens. But what if they turned a new page in the playbook and highlighted Young Gerald? I’ve predicted this before and eventually I’ll have to be correct about our former 2nd round pick, right?
Another punt block for Cory Littleton
Imagine how jacked the Rams fans would get if this happened on Sunday. As unlikely as LB Cory Littleton getting his 5th punt block of the season, it’s still very possible the way the special teams unit is playing. Mark it down, boys.
Three sacks for Samson Ebukam
Before last week’s game, the knock on LB Samson Ebukam was that he didn’t have the acceleration to actually get to the quarterback on the regular (two sacks on the season). I have faith in the Eastern Washington product and I’m predicting Ebukam to have a career day.
Todd Gurley will score 3 TDs, but all of them will be receptions
RB Todd Gurley has been the answer to Coach McVay’s problem in the red zone. And this week, they’ll spice things up by using the chest punt again. Oh, if you’re doing the math at home, that’s five TD passes for Jared Goff, which isn’t too bold of a prediction these days because he’s awesome.
A reasonable expectation would be that the Rams will win in a close game, but since we’re being bold, let’s go with a shutout, Rams win, 35-0.