October Rams games: Schedule dates, times, and predictions for Weeks 4 and 5
San Francisco 49ers (Away)
- Date: Monday, October 3
- Time: 5:15 pm PT
- TV: ESPN
The LA Rams will travel to take on the San Francisco 49ers on a Monday Night Football. While the 49ers have had the LA Rams’ number, some things have changed. Well, some things have changed drastically. The 49ers plan to start rookie (well, the second year) quarterback Trey Lance, and expect that he will step right in and seamlessly lead the 49ers to the same level of success as veteran Jimmy Garoppolo had done in years past.
Meanwhile, the 49ers’ offense has relied heavily upon their running game to soften up the Rams’ defense. But with Bobby Wagner, a player who can stuff the run as well as defend TE George Kittle, do the 49ers still have that same swagger and dominance? Not to mention the fact after Nick Scott flattened WR/RB Deebo Samuel, he has demanded to play wide receiver only.
The 49ers have a six-game winning streak against the LA Rams in regular-season games. The Rams are still not willing to take their foot off the pedal in this one. I like the LA Rams in this road game.
Dallas Cowboys (Home)
- Date: Sunday, October 9
- Time: 1:25 pm PT
- TV: Fox
The LA Rams host the Dallas Cowboys and I feat that this could be a trap game for the Rams. After rushing out to a four-game winning streak, the Rams begin to show up in headlines and feature stories that tout their chances at winning a second consecutive Super Bowl. The LA Rams seem to be a far better underdog team when they are overlooked or even discounted. But when they are lauded, the team seems to grow complacent.
That is the risk in this one. The Rams are not going to win every game, and this could be one of those lousy dumb-luck losses that just happen. It’s a short week after beating an NFC West rival, and that could lead to a letdown in Week 5. If you need a silver lining, I think if the Rams lose Week 4, they rebound in this one. Either way, the Rams end up with the same record heading into Week 6.