With Gerald Everett already ruled out for Week 13, the Los Angeles Rams need Tyler Higbee to step up on offense.
Even though there are five games remaining in the regular season, it would be an understatement to say the Los Angeles Rams are in desperate need of a win on Sunday when taking on the Arizona Cardinals.
Not only do the Rams currently trail the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in the division race, but the defending NFC champions also trail the Minnesota Vikings by two games for the final Wild Card spot in the NFC.
In other words, the Rams can’t afford to drop another loss on Sunday to the Cardinals, or it’s only going to add even more pressure to the team for the final four weeks of the regular season.
Numerous factors have come into play for the struggles behind Los Angeles throughout the 2019 season, but there’s no question the offense taking a major step back ranks near the top of the list.
After failing to throw a single touchdown all of November (three games), Jared Goff would love nothing more than to come out firing against the Cardinals on Sunday.
On paper, the former No. 1 pick has some of the best weapons to work with in the NFL, which is part of the reason why there’s been so much frustration surrounding Goff as of late.
To make things even more difficult for Goff, one of his favorite tight ends in Gerald Everett has already been ruled out for Week 13 with a knee injury, but at least if the Rams are looking for a positive factor, all they need to do is look towards Tyler Higbee.
Since Arizona is already a team that struggles to defend the tight end position, this could be the perfect opportunity for Higbee to see additional passes thrown in his direction.
Since most opponents focus on the whereabouts of the Rams trio at wide receiver along with Todd Gurley, Higbee has the chance to shine for Los Angeles on offense when needed the most.
Higbee isn’t as involved on offense as some of the league’s other top tight ends, but there have been numerous times throughout his career when he breaks out with an unexpected surprise game on offense.
Does this mean Rams fans should feel confident in this potentially happening in Week 13 to help Los Angeles secure a win over Arizona? If so, this will certainly provide the Rams with some extra confidence, and put the team in better position to keep things tighter for a playoff spot within the NFC.