The Rams play a quality opponent in Week 3, something they didn’t get Week 1 when they had played the Oakland Raiders or Week 2 when they played the Cardinals. The Chargers will enter the Coliseum with a 1-1 record, while the Rams are 2-0.
What can the Rams expect?
Well first of all, they get to face a quarterback that may end up in Canton, and a running back in Melvin Gordon who is a player not unlike Todd Gurley, who is routinely asked to both run and catch the football.
They’ll also hang in for four quarters, so the Rams will have to hang in for all 60 minutes. The Raiders were done after three quarters while the Cardinals were never a threat this past Sunday.
Hey sometimes that happens.
The Rams defense will get all it wants in Rivers and Gordon in Week 3, and shouldn’t forget about receiver Keenan Allen either.
Los Angeles is due for a test in 2018. The Raiders and the Cardinals were at best tuneups for what lies ahead in September, as nether team will challenge for much beyond top draft picks.
The Rams and Chargers may both end up being legitimate Super Bowl threats. Each finds out how good they may be in Week 3.