Don’t be temporarily fooled by the mirage that you may see on Monday Night Football. The Raiders will look like a team without their best player on defense and maybe their best player on the team. As such, they will make a Rams offense look better than it may be to open the season.
Don’t get mad fans. The Los Angeles offense will see a better defense beginning next week against NFC West rival Arizona, then people will know more.
But that’s not a bad thing.
The Rams could use a game where they can tune it up on offense, establish some critical timing, and gain some confidence especially for quarterback Jared Goff.
Again, that’s not a bad thing.
Get past the myopic nature that the typical fanboy carries week to week, and you’ll know a game against a team still experiencing some logical shock after what was sure to be a questionable move, especially when your offense was last on the field for a playoff loss against the Atlanta Falcons.
Rams and Raiders for the reasonable fan is just what the doctor ordered.
Look for Gurley to be “the man”, and rush for better than 100 yards, including two rushing touchdowns. Also, the best receiver on the offensive depth chart Robert Woods, bails Goff out a few times.
He’ll do that more than you’d expect in September. He’ll also catch a long one for a TD against the Raiders defense.