After a close and disappointing home loss to Seattle, the Rams went to Jacksonville and beat a good Jaguars defense 27-17, then went to London for a ‘home’ game against NFC West rival Arizona, beating them soundly, 33-0.
Look for that momentum to continue.
On defense, and based on how the Giants have struggled in 2017, New York will be overmatched.
As for the Rams offense, that may be where the bigger questions remain coming out of the bye.
Look, the Los Angeles defense under Wade Philips and featuring anchor Aaron Donald was only a matter of time. But on offense, the one area fans and media watchers will take note of, is the offense AFTER a successful 5-2 start.
Especially Jared Goff, and especially against a Giants defense not as bad as their offense.
Also, the league, and especially upcoming opponents for the Rams, have seven weeks worth of tape on LA and Goff. They know he loves Cooper Kupp, they know he’s struggled with the long ball and hasn’t found Sammy Watkins. And most importantly, they know as the season grows long, the offense will increasingly rely on Todd Gurley.
But as they say in the NFL, “it’s not about the X’s and the O’s, but about the Jimmy’s and the Joe’s.”
The Rams have both, and it’ll show against the Giants.