The Los Angeles Rams will look to make it 3-0 against the AFC West as they head to Denver for a Week 6 match-up against the Broncos.
The Los Angeles Rams will be on the road again in Week 6 as they head to the Rocky Mountains for a matchup against the Denver Broncos. For LA, it’s another game in the western time zone and the third against the AFC West.
So far in 2018, the Rams have feasted on teams in the West, having beaten the Oakland Raiders 33-13, the Arizona Cardinals 34-0, the Los Angeles Chargers 35-23, and the Seattle Seahawks 33-31. The Broncos and San Francisco 49ers are still to come on the schedule before LA plays the Green Bay Packers in Week 8 in the Coliseum.
The last time the Los Angeles Rams played the Broncos was a 27-21 win in LA on November 6, 1994 (the St. Louis edition also won a home game against Denver 22-7 on November 16, 2014).
This isn’t a very good Broncos team that the Rams will face in Week 6. They are on a three game losing streak having lost in Week 5 to the New York Jets 34-16. That said, winning in Denver isn’t always easy. The Broncos boast a huge home crowd advantage not unlike what the Rams saw in Seattle against the Seahawks this past Sunday.
It’s also a second opportunity in as many years as they face former quarterback Case Keenum. Keenum is having a tough season in Denver after a monster kind of one for the Minnesota Vikings last year. Against the Jets, he was sacked four times despite throwing for 377 yards and two touchdowns. Keenum was under pressure all day long, as New York defensive end Leonard Williams would note:
"“There were a few times when we hit him … even if it wasn’t a sack. We were getting to him a lot. He seemed really uncomfortable. There were times when we wouldn’t even get to him and he would just get scared and throw the ball away.”"
If the Rams defense is able to rattle Keenum as the Jets defense did, it could be a long day for him at home.
Los Angeles will look to improve its record to 6-0, and 3-0 against the AFC West with a potential showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs looming in late November.