The Los Angeles Rams (1-0) host the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) at the LA Memorial Coliseum in Week 2. The Cardinals will look to right the ship after a very lackluster home opener against the Redskins — a game in which they were held out of the end zone and finished with 6 points. The Rams will look to stay hot after making light work of the Oakland Raiders in the second half of their season opener.
The Rams will need a few star players to continue their hot steaks this Sunday. Here’s a look at three stats, and a record-breaker, you can almost bank on for Sunday
Passing Yards: 300
Jared Goff has been very solid over the course of his past three home games. In those matchups he’s finished with a combined 908 passing yards (302.7 ypg) with 7 touchdowns, 1 interception, and a 110.1 QB rating. In front of the home crowd, as their season opener, look for Goff to have another stellar outing.
Yards from scrimmage: 100
I touched on this earlier this morning, but Todd Gurley needs 90 rushing yards in order to jump from 8th to 6th on the Rams’ list of all-time leading rushers. Also impressive is Gurley’s streak of 100+ scrimmage yard games at home, which could extend to five with a triple-digit performance today.
Gurley had 147 scrimmage yards in Week 1, and has 312 (156 per game) in his last two meetings against Arizona.
Tackles for loss: 2
Aaron Donald is a beast. Regardless of the stat lines from Week 1, he was out there doing what he does best: wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines. The next tackle for loss for Donald puts him at 73, which places him in a tie with Chris Long for Rams’ all-time TFL record. It has taken Donald 62 games to tally that amount...it took Long 114 (hat tip J.B. Long).
Two also happens to be the amount of sacks Donald racked up in his last meeting against the Cardinals last December in Glendale.