The 6-4 Los Angeles Rams are in the thick of the playoff race. The team faces off against the 8-2 Baltimore Ravens in the bright lights of Week 12 Monday Night Football. It will be a tough, uphill battle — Raven’s QB Lamar Jackson is a MVP candidate, and its defense is as potent as ever. Easily, one of Rams defense’s tough test yet.
Luckily for LA, the offensive line picked up a huge confidence boost in Week 11, paving the way for on of the running games’ best efforts (110 yards total, two rushing TDs). The passing game also gets a lift with the return of deep threat receiver Brandin Cooks.
It will be a whole team effort game for LA, nonetheless. Key players on both sides of the ball will have to put up big numbers. So, with no more further delay, here are the five Rams to watch on Monday Night:
Rams Players to Watch
This marks Cooks’ first game back since suffering a concussion in week 8 in London; missing the last two games.
DL Aaron Donald
Aaron versus Lamar should be one of the greatest match-ups of all time. Just imagine: Donald swims past his lineman and darts directly towards Jackson. Lamar — with eyes down field — senses Donald approaching and rushes out. Scrambling for dear life, Lamar is finally brought down by a menacing Donald — salivating at the mouth, impressed with his recent
OL Bobby Evans
The latest O-Line rendition was an efficient one. It featured newcomer Austin Corbett and rookie Bobby in place of the regular starters. And you know whaa...? The line actually provided lanes for the running backs. The line was also able to keep Jared Goff upright. That is a huge biggie for the line.
It gives us something to work with up front for the future.
QB Jared Goff
This is the guy that needs to step up his game if the rams are going to be in serious contention down the stretch. He needs to eliminate his stupid mistakes and be oh so efficient passing the ball. His 11 TDs to 10 INTs will not cut it going forward.
If the line play has indeed improved, there are no more lame excuses for Jared.
OLB Dante Fowler Jr.
The defense’s entire assignment should center around halting Lamar Jackson. Here is another method the Rams can use: rushing Fowler every got damn time. In the Ravens two losses, Jackson was sacked at least three times. The Rams need to follow suit and make Monday Night a living hell for Lamar.