Can Rams’ offense take advantage of Patrick Peterson’s quad injury?

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Cornerback Patrick Peterson
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Cornerback Patrick Peterson /

Bruce Arians recently indicated that Patrick Peterson will be ready to go against the Los Angeles Rams, despite a recent quad injury.

After an impressive win on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Los Angeles Rams face another difficult task in London on Sunday by facing the Arizona Cardinals, who haven’t lost to an NFC West opponent over their previous six games. A few weeks ago, this game seemed like it would end up working in the favor of the Rams, but after seeing the Cardinals in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this is clearly a rejuvenated football team on offense.

More from Ramblin' Fan

Mainly, the addition of Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns in his debut last weekend, has given Arizona a much-needed boost on offense to give them a better chance of competing in the NFC West. However, when it comes to Sunday’s game, the biggest difference maker for the Cardinals could come down to Patrick Peterson on defense.

The star Arizona cornerback was forced to leave last Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay with a quad injury, and even though Bruce Arians claims Peterson is good to go, that doesn’t mean everything will be smooth on defense. If anything, Arians should at least be the slightest bit concerned after Peterson was limited in practice all week.

Next: 3 predictions for Rams vs. Cardinals Week 7

Then again, with Peterson dealing with this quad injury, maybe Sammy Watkins will take advantage of the situation, and finally breakout for a monster game. Watkins hasn’t been shy when it comes to expressing his frustration over lack of receptions, and while Jared Goff has been doing everything in his power to get the No. 1 wideout the football, it will be interesting to see if these two end up picking on Peterson even more in Week 7.