How do the LA Rams stack up against their Week 1 opponent?
If the Rams want to win their week one match-up, they need to be mentally prepared to play. That means realizing that their Super Bowl celebration is over, and a new season is about to start. If they enter this Week 1 matchup with anything less than their A Game, this could be an unpleasant contest.
The key match-up to look for is how the Rams will game plan against Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs. Will they let Ramsey follow him around the field? Or will the Rams try to mix up coverages and assignments? Whatever the Rams’ defense chooses to do, the Buffalo Bills have the talent to make it a difficult game.
Another thing to look for is how the Rams’ defense will game plan against QB Josh Allen? Will the Rams let Bobby Wagner spy the quarterback and not allow Allen to run? Look for the Rams to change up their coverage throughout the game, to try to throw Allen off.
Perhaps more important for the LA Rams is to see how effectively the team moves the ball down the field. The Buffalo Bills are an ideal team to run the ball against if the Rams can. Offensively it will be interesting to see how the Rams go about their rushing attack. If they aren’t successfully running the ball, will the Rams abandon the run completely? A successful Rams ground game means controlling the clock, which means the Bills’ offense remains on the bench.
The Rams’ Week 1 match-up will be like a game of chess and it will be interesting to see what team strikes first. I know one thing for certain, Sean McVay will have his team fired up and ready to reclaim another Super Bowl title.