Well, here we go.
The defense needs to put up a much stronger early showing than they did in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they gave up three touchdowns on the first four possessions.
The bigger story might be the offense and the early playcalling though. Will we come out pass-heavy again with QB Jared Goff spreading it around? Will RB Todd Gurley get his number called after his frustrations this week after having just five carries last Sunday? Will other running backs be the focus of the running game? Will the offensive line bounce back after dropping to dead last in PFF’s rankings?
Tons of pressure in this one, but it’s these kinds of games that separate the very good teams from just good or above average ones. The season isn’t lost with a loss. The Rams would drop to just 3-2 and still have plenty of chances to get back on track. A win would put them at 4-1 and comfortable heading into Week 6 with a chance to reclaim the top spot in the division with the San Francisco 49ers coming to the Coliseum.
Time to find out what the 2019 Rams are about...