A win on Sunday will mean Todd Gurley had a big day.
The Rams running back needs to have a big, bounce back game if Los Angeles is to keep pace as a playoff team. If Gurley is bottled up again, look for a lot of stalled drives and a lot of Drew Brees taking endzone shots.
Also, don’t look for Jared Goff to have to do the heavy lifting and win on Sunday. With wide receiver Robert Woods out, Gurley will need to shoulder the offensive production and grind out long drive resulting in points and time of possession. If the Rams win, it’ll be because the running back had more than 15 carries and 37 yards.
He’ll need to double that to give Goff a chance to find Cooper Kupp and a tight end or two.
The loss in Minnesota will have to evolve into the offensive adjustments that finds how else to keep the Rams offense highly productive when bootlegs and play action are slowed.
Look for Kupp to want to redeem from the drops last week, also.
If the loss against Minnesota was just a loss this team was due for, then expect a complete game that has the Rams winning time of possession. So long as Brees is on the sidelines, Los Angeles has a chance to get their eighth win of the season.