The LA Rams will face the Detroit Lions in Week 7. While the Lions themselves appear to be relatively harmless as a winless NFL team that should already focus upon the 2022 NFL Draft, the meeting does bring the team face to face with two former players. Both of whom could be described as motivated to ‘settle the score’ with their former team.
Both quarterback Jared Goff and defensive lineman Michael Brockers may have a bone to pick with the team that traded them to the Lions. In any other set of circumstances, that could prove to be a formula for disaster. But both Goff and Brockers are still members of their former team’s lockerroom family. Despite their current status as players for the Lions. This will not be a grudge match as much as a family rivalry. I like the Rams’ chances in that type of contest.
Apparently, the oddsmakers think so too. The opening line for their Week 7 game was 15.5 points, where it remains to this day.
The Detroit Lions may be winless so far, but do not stick a folk in them for years to come. They have 16 players on injured reserve on Week 7, many players were expected to be either starters or significant contributors for the team this year. As a result, the Lions are struggling to put points on the scoreboard as well as keep their opponents out of the end zone.
The LA Rams have had no trouble scoring so far in 2021. Fortunately, the team’s defense is also showing signs of improving and should play a solid game in this one. I was very impressed with the defense’s newly formulated secondary, as practice squad resident DB Donte Deayon burst into the NFL with a debut performance in Week 6 that earned him a place on the team’s 53-man roster. The Detroit Lions offense is among the bottom third of the NFL.
LA Rams Injury Report vs Detroit Lions Week 7
- RB Sony Michel (shoulder) – questionable
- FB Jason Cabinda (hip) – questionable
- OLB Trey Flowers (knee) – questionable
- TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) – questionable
- RB D’Andre Swift (groin) – questionable
Rams vs Giants Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick Week 6
- Lions + 15.5 (-110)
- Rams – 15.5 (-110)
- Lions +650
- Rams -1000
Over/Under – 48.5 points
- Over -110
- Under -110
While we are not overly fond of any game with the team heavily favored at home, this game has a lot of undercurrents and emotions with it. The Rams need this win to keep pace with the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. And the sting of losing to the winless New York Jets in 2020 has not faded just yet. I can’t see head coach Sean McVay allowing the team to roll over against the Lions this week.
Take the Rams at -15.5 (-110)
Take the Rams on the Moneyline (-1000) to win outright
Take the Over at 48.5 (-110) in this one
National broadcast: FOX
What TV Channel is the Rams vs Giants Game On For Week 6
This game is Fox Sports’ second Sunday Football game and will be played at 1:05 pm PT/4:05 pm ET.
Lions vs Rams Game Live Stream
Today’s game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Rams Next Game and Schedule
The next game will be in Week 8 on Sunday, October 31st on the road as the team travels to face the Houston Texans at 10:00 am PT. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next four weeks:
Week 8: @ Houston (1-5)
Week 9: vs. Tennessee (4-2)
Week 10: @ San Francisco (2-3)
Week 11: BYE WEEK
This game has been marked on the calendar by both teams. And yes, it will be as awkward for the Detroit Lions fans to face their former long-time quarterback Matthew Stafford as it will be for the home fans to face their former quarterback Jared Goff.
The Lions are looking to rebuild for 2022 and beyond. The Rams are looking to win and continue to apply pressure upon the Arizona Cardinals. A win will equate to their sixth win of the season, and by conservative estimates, will place the team halfway to their magic number of 12 wins for the 2021 NFL season. Let’s hope both teams get what they need, and have no injuries in the process.