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Random Ramsdom 9/22: Deep balls, system QB’s, and all things Rams vs. Chargers

The Battle for LA is nearly upon us. Here are all your Rams-Chargers links for Saturday

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Tale of the tape: Rams, Chargers, and the battle for LA | ESPN

For all the excitement and hype that surrounds the Los Angeles Rams in this moment, it’s important to remember where they were at this time last year -- sitting at 1-1, coming off 10 consecutive losing seasons and still uncertain about both how good they would be and where they might fit in this vast metropolis.

Rams receivers more eager for Goff to attempt deep passes | LA Times

Several long passes in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders resulted in near misses. Two produced pass-interference penalties against defenders. So Rams receiver Brandin Cooks was happy to haul in a 57-yard pass from quarterback Jared Goff in last week’s victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Is Goff merely a system QB? Rams push back on the idea | OC Register

Skepticism never really goes away. It just gets packaged in different language.

Chargers at Rams: Who has the edge? | OC Register

The “Fight for LA” is more marketing ploy than actual rallying cry, but for both L.A. teams, this first intracity showdown is a significant early test to see where each stands.

(WATCH) Coach Lynn scouts the Rams | Chargers’ official site

Coach Lynn sits down with Ashley Brewer to discuss how the Bolts performed against Buffalo and looking ahead to the Rams on Sunday.

3 bold predictions for Rams-Chargers | Ramblin Fan

Week 3 brings a cross-town matchup featuring two potential Super Bowl contenders in the the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

A trio of things to watch for against the Rams | Bolts from the Blue

Is this a David v. Goliath story, or something much more believable?

Chargers vs. Rams prediction and preview | Athlon Sports

The Rams and Chargers face off Sunday for the first time since both teams moved back to Los Angeles, and some may even dub it a proverbial Super Bowl preview if both teams play up to their potential.

Kupp bought new uniforms for his high school football team | Rams Wire

Cooper Kupp didn’t take the traditional route to the NFL. He wasn’t a five-star recruit out of high school, he didn’t have offers from Power 5 schools across the country, and he wasn’t a first-round pick.

Win-loss predictions for every game in Week 3 | NFL Network

Seriously, it’s like 4 Non Blondes opening up for Soundgarden.”

32 observations from Week 2 | Pro Football Focus

The 32 Observations series is back, with Mark Chichester finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after two weeks of football.

Week 3 injury report roundup | Pro Football Talk

Here are the injury reports for every NFL team for Sunday

VIDEOS (via Rams’ official site)