It can’t be overstated from the perspective of how things look on paper, that the Los Angeles Rams defense is a thing of beauty. The final piece of the puzzle, the bow on the present, what have you, was when Stan Kroenke cut the check for defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
That was the icing on the cake, (hyperbole intended).
As for Week 1 in Oakland expect Donald, Suh, Peters, and Talib to flex some muscle and demonstrate why the Rams will be an absolute thorn for every offense they face in 2018.
Against the Raiders, new/old head coach Jon Gruden will wish he was still in the broadcast booth as the LA defense terrorize an over-matched quarterback and offense.
The Rams will keep the Raiders out of the endzone but not off the scoreboard. That’s something a few opponents on the schedule will experience this season.
The only points Oakland will generate will come from special teams, specifically off the foot of their kicker. This allows for the Rams to be on the field more offensively, and ultimately leads to something of a lopsided score.
The Raiders will be the best remedy for a Rams team who kept their offense off the field in the exhibition season, and allows for the leagues potentially best defense to pad some stats and get out to a fast start.