Game Predictions and Bottom Line
Okay, we've danced around the factors. But let's put some rubber on the pavement now and project what all of this means in Week 3 on Monday Night Football?
Matthew Stafford: Completes 22 of 29 passes | 278 passing yards | 2 TDs | 0 Ints
Puka Nacua: 11 of 14 receptions | 108 receiving yards | 1 TD
Tutu Atwell: 6 of 8 receptions | 67 receiving yards | 1 TD
Kyren Williams: 27 carries | 165 rushing yards | 2 TDs
(Backup) Jake Browning: Completes 17 of 36 passes | 198 passing yards | 1 TD | 2 Ints
Ja'Maar Chase: 4 of 11 receptions | 63 receiving yards | 0 TD
Tee Higgins: 6 0f 15 receptions| 78 receiving yards | 1 TD
Joe Mixon: 15 carries | 68 yards | 1 rushing TD | 5 receptions | 33 receiving yards
Final Score Prediction: Rams 31 Bengals 17
The Rams win in dominant fashion and finally earn the respect they deserve in this league. Of course, they probably won't because the same analysts who have the Bengals in their top 10 Power Rankings this week will turn around and blame the loss on Bengals starting quarterback Joe Burrow missing the game.
Isn't that the way it seems to be the way national narratives go when it comes to the LA Rams?