Rams may get interesting test with snow in forecast against the Broncos

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The Los Angeles Rams may be playing the Broncos in an early snow at Denver if the forecast is accurate for Sunday.

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t had to play any games that took them outside of the West in 2018, but in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos, they may be faced with a real challenge via the weather.

That’s right. Sunday in Denver is expected to present some seriously cold weather and the potential for snow when the Rams line up against the Broncos Sunday afternoon. The daytime temperature should hover around 31 degrees with snow showers before dropping into the teens come Sunday evening.

A big deal?


Los Angeles has been living on the relatively pleasant and predictable weather found on the West Coast in September and the early part of October. While such an early snow game may be unusual, it’s weather the Broncos are likely to welcome as it may help slow the Rams offense when nothing else has so far this season.

That said, LA does have a proven ground game in running back Todd Gurley. Gurley, who has been an absolute workhorse in the Rams offense, may figure prominently in the game plan and even more so if such a weather forecast come to pass.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The Rams being ‘Gurley centric’ is something head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff are just fine with. Plus, it’s not like the Broncos offense has been anything special either. Snowy weather or just cold, the Los Angeles lineup on the field is still significantly better than what Denver currently offers.

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If the snow is falling, it will be interesting to see how a player like Goff responds. Not that snow is any serious obstacle as most would say it’s a windy day that presents the most problems for an offense, but it’s an obstacle a passer like Goff hasn’t faced while in Los Angeles.