Could it really be as simple as Jared Goff against Carson Wentz? Yes, it really could.
In the SB Nation Reacts results this week (previously known as FanPulse — you can voice your opinions on the Rams and the NFL at large by signing up here), fans voted Patriots at Seahawks as the game they are most looking forward to this week. A re-match of the 2014 season’s Super Bowl, 50% voted for this game with Russell Wilson and Cam Newton.
The second-most anticipated was a Lamar Jackson team going on the road to face a Deshaun Watson team. That gained 24% of the vote.
Then in third was Goff and Wentz and two teams that finished 9-7 a year after going to the Super Bowl. Philadelphia has even done 9-7 twice in a row. But there is also Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Fletcher Cox, Zach Ertz, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, DeSean Jackson and more.
LA-PHI may finish third in this lineup but is it the best game of Sunday’s morning slate?
The Vikings are at the Colts, which doesn’t hold the conference weight of Rams-Eagles but does have two other potential division winners. The Falcons are at the Cowboys, two teams that lost their opening game, one of which came against LA. The Lions are at the Packers and they fell one drop shy of beating the Bears in Week 1. The Jaguars and Titans are 1-0, but somewhat surprisingly in both cases. And then you’ve got the Broncos at the Steelers, which came in fourth in this poll.
Outside of those games that had more storylines on either side, the Bucs host the Panthers, the Bears host the Giants, the Jets host the 49ers and the Dolphins host the Bills.
Another Rams note from SB Nation Reacts is that Malcolm Brown was only viewed as the fourth-biggest “fantasy surprise” in Week 1 after scoring two touchdowns with 79 rushing yards. I would have had to answer “Mitchell Trubisky” too though because I’m only now finding out he had three touchdowns and no picks.
The Rams “fan confidence” poll is all the way up to 97% following their Week 1 win over the Cowboys, but we need more people putting in their votes before we can really understand the waters. So sign-up to have your say each week.