The Los Angeles Rams face the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 2 matchup of NFC West opponents. Can the Cards turn it around after a loss to the Redskins, and can LA keep the winning going after a 33-13 win in Oakland?
The Los Angeles Rams will play their first game at home when they face an NFC West foe in the Arizona Cardinals. LA is off of a season opening win against the Oakland Raiders 33-13, while the Cards lost to the Washington Redskins 24-6.
Los Angeles, who was markedly better in the second half against Oakland, will look to see a better if not more consistent offensive performance from their passing game, specifically in quarterback Jared Goff.
The same can be said for Arizona.
Veteran QB and NFL journeyman Sam Bradford will play the organization who once drafted him with the top overall pick from their days in St. Louis. Bradford, who may be on borrowed time if he doesn’t get a win on Sunday against the Rams, could find himself giving way to rookie Josh Rosen if things get sideways in the Coliseum.
No such issues in Los Angeles.
For the Rams, head coach Sean McVay will look to tweak and chart a more consistent offense. Flashes aside, Goff will need to actually connect on those long passes and avoid the potential of interceptions when forcing into tight coverages with multiple defenders.
The Rams won in Week 1, 33-13 by being better in the second half. Look for a bigger win in Week 2 because they play a better game over all four quarters.