3 Week 7 predictions for Rams and Cardinals in London

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Down 21 points in the second quarter, Tampa Bay backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick came in for an injured Jameis Winston and promptly threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns, nearly completing a miraculous comeback from a 31 point deficit.

That’s a long way of saying that the Arizona Cardinals defense can be had.

The Los Angeles Rams offense has been anything but impressive for two games now. Second year quarterback Jared Goff has looked very average since exploding on the scene in Week 1 against Indianapolis. As good as LA had been and is, head coach Sean McVay has got to find something to get his offense going again.

Arizona might be the right team at the right time, and just when the Rams need it the most.

In Goff’s defense, they’ve faced two of the tougher defenses in the league in back-to-back weeks.

But make no mistake, Los Angeles needs to find some rhythm in Week 7, and McVay can’t continue to let wide receiver Sammy Watkins wither on the vine as he has already.

The Rams have a lot to prove against Arizona if they are going to be a legitimate threat in the NFC West. One offensive touchdown a week won’t get it done in the division or the league as a whole.

Further, as good as Goff has been, and as high as his ceiling continues to be, he himself has got to be the guy to lead this offense, and he does that by willing his team into the end zone. Relying on special teams to bail him out every week won’t get it done.

This week, he needs to get it done, and this is the week he does.