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Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals: Rams to watch

This is all about Jared Goff. He needs to show that he hasn’t completely reverted to being a rookie

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The Los Angeles Rams will be looking to get back on track against the 3-11 Arizona Cardinals today. But despite the record difference, I’m nervous about how this team is going to play. They’re seemingly running out of gas down the stretch and are banged up to boot.

If the Rams are going to pull back into form, it’ll take more consistent effort from their star players.

Jared Goff

Since the bye week, Goff has looked like Jeff Fisher came back to be the head coach. He has been less than accurate even when the offensive line can keep the pocket clean. Sean McVay needs to find a way to get his QB out of his own head so that Goff can get back to being a functional leader of this offense.

C.J. Anderson

Todd Gurley will be a game-time decision and if he’s able to go, he will almost certainly be less than 100%. With the Rams extremely thin at RB, they brought in Anderson to help share the load as Gurley recovers.

It’ll be interesting to see how much Anderson is involved and how effective he can be after joining the team last week.

Andrew Whitworth

I love me some Andrew Whitworth, but he’s been less than stellar the past few games. I’m not sure if it’s father time catching up, a nagging injury, or something else.... but the Rams need him at the top of his game against Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones.

Aaron Donald

Donald has a chance to put himself in the record books this week, and the Cardinals provide an excellent opportunity for him to excel.

We know he’s going to be damn near unstoppable, and that’s why he’s here. It’s amazing to watch.

ANYONE else on the front 7

That said, the Rams need SOMEONE else to step up. Ndomukong Suh and Michael Brockers have been ghosts this season and Dante Fowler Jr. has flashed at times, but has been inconsistent.

The Arizona offense is not a good unit. They are in the middle of a rebuild and the Rams front seven needs to show up and finally flash some potential.