The Los Angeles Rams (8-5) hit the road in Week 15, hoping to keep their postseason aspirations alive against the Dallas Cowboys (6-7). Despite the win-loss records, it’s Dallas who is currently penciled into the playoffs, while the Rams are on the outside looking in.
Regardless of what the outcome means for the Cowboys, the Rams need to win this game in order to stay in the chase for a wildcard spot. They’re currently one game behind the Minnesota Vikings (9-4) and a loss could seal their fate.
The Cowboys have lost three straight, while the Rams are showing some semblance of their 2018 selves in recent weeks. Will the Rams continue to stay hot and walk away winners of three straight?
The Turf Show Times’ staff make their predictions...
Eddie Perez (@iAmEddieP_)
Los Rams ganarán el Domingo!
Prediction: Rams win, 34-20
Skye Sverdlin (@skyeattolah)
Well, the Cowboys are 0-6 against winning teams so far. They appear to have totally lost their way and have gotten sloppy on their apparently lame duck head coach Jason Garrett. Meanwhile the Rams have somehow found some traction lately. If they can jump out to a fast start, the Jerruh Dome could become a very depressing place very quickly. Yet, whenever I pick the Rams they lose, so...
Prediction: Cowboys win, 31-23
Joey Aucoin (@LARamsRamsRams)
The Rams are on a hot streak and the wind is at their back! And the Dallas Cowboys are… well, they’re still an NFL franchise! Yay.
A classic trap game that our boy Jared Goff will no doubt evade and come out like a champ. And our beloved defense will shine as well. A lot to be happy about, Ramily. This is going to be a good one.
Prediction: Rams win, 35-7
Sean Wilkinson (@Papa_Lurch)
The rejuvenated Rams are taking on the hapless Cowboys and it couldn’t look better for Sean McVay’s team as they chase the Vikings for a wild card slot.The Rams keep rolling in Dallas.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-10
Sosa Kremenjas (@QBsMVP)
The Rams and Cowboys are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their recent play. The Rams are hotter than they’ve been all season, playing arguably their best ball as they look to make a postseason run. The Cowboys actually lead their division, but they’ve struggled mightily in their past three of four games as their offense has been completely stifled after a strong first drive in the past two contests. The Rams will need to contain WR Amari Cooper and keep WR Michael Gallup in check as he is a great vertical receiver. The run defense looks to continue stuffing the run effectively, while the pass rush will face a great opponent as they look to affect QB Dak Prescott. Offensively, the Rams need to continue what they’ve done the past two weeks. Run the ball, run a ton of play action, and let QB Jared Goff rip it with conviction to his weapons with misdirection providing defenses with major confusion.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-21
I’m really going with the double jinx here, as the Rams have been winning since I started picking against them a few weeks ago. Since I am not one to mess with a streak.
Prediction: Cowboys win, 28-24
The TST Staff is a bunch of punks.
Prediction: Rams win, 41-17
Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_)
Just not impressed with the Cowboys at all this season. They haven’t beaten a team with a winning record all year, and could only manage winning against other woeful NFC East teams and the Dolphins.
I honestly expect the Rams to punish them.
Prediction: Rams win, 34-17
Staff pick summary: 6 picks for the Rams, 2 picks for the Cowboys