Head Coach Sean McVay and his Los Angeles Rams travel to the British Isles to take on his former pupil, Zac Taylor, and the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 4-3 Rams can certainly be the bullies in London. The Bengals are an abysmal 0-7 and are without their best player, WR A.J. Green. It all could not have come at a better time for los Rams. The team just ended a three-game skid with a blowout victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Like any game, however, it is wise to be mindful. The Rams can overlook the lowly Cincy squad and fall victim. No more wasted bandwidth — here are the five Rams to watch in London.
Players to Watch
The Offensive Line
I couldn’t just list one man here. This is a cohesive unit. If one guy sucks ass water, they all are doomed by the diarrhea juice.
Rookie OL David Edwards slid in well into the left guard spot last week. The rook brought no unwanted attention his way, and as the saying goes for an offensive lineman, that is a good thing. The rest of the line held up stoutly, as well, giving Goff plenty of time to find his bevy of options. Given the overall lackluster performances from LT Andrew Whitworth, C Brian Allen, RG Austin Blythe, and RT Rob Havenstein this year, it was a splendid surprise.
Let’s hope for a second week in a row of this type of o-line play.
CB Jalen Ramsey
Jalen was as advertised in his first set of action as a LA Ram. Ramsey (sooo many puns to be had, but its such a fitting name) has electric and fun to watch. He forced a fumble on a tough tackle. He covered his receiver like white on rice. Who wouldn’t want to watch that again?
Ramsey shutting out Bengals QB Andy Dalton’s options would be amazing.
EDGE Dante Fowler, Jr.
Fowler stepped up big in last week’s victory over the dirty birds with three sacks, four tackles for a loss, and seven total tackles. It marked his second multi-sack game this season (his two other sacks came in Week 1). A repeat performance of the same kind would be huge.
From the looks of tings, Dante is a feast or famine type of player. He went through a five week sack drought — let’s hope his time to eat his share is now.
Darrell Henderson, Jr.
The running game has not been as dominant as it has in years past. And you know what? That is somehow okie dokie. The Todd Gurley-Hendo duo only pasted together 72 yards on 29 combined. A tough outing for sure, but it was just enough of a balance that it assisted the offense to get going.
A supplemental running game accompanying the passing game would do wonders.
WR Cooper Kupp
LA has a lot of options, but when we speak of the passing game, it is often Coop whom we are referring to. He leads the team with 51 receptions and 572 yards with four scores. Goff is at his best when going Kupp’s direction.
A standout performance from Kupp at Wembley would lead to a Rams victory.