The Los Angeles Rams are hungry to win football games. They’re currently situated in third in the NFC West, but it’d be foolish for any team to easily count them out of making the playoffs. They managed to retain most of their core and are still a nightmare to face if they get their act together.
They have a good shot of getting back on the right track as they prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals, who remain winless through seven games.
A Rams victory is pretty much secured if they manage to keep their head in the game and not get blindsided. If the Rams do everything right, there’s no reason that they won’t walk away with the W.
Here are some of the three things fans can expect out of the Rams when they play as the overwhelming favorites against the Bengals.
Jared Goff will throw for 500 yards
The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t the worst team when it comes to pass defense. However, they’re still winless even after facing a subpar team like the Arizona Cardinals. They haven’t been able to stop any half-decent QB from throwing the football, and they won’t likely change their ways when they face Goff.
The QB who led the Rams to the Super Bowl has been understandably underwhelming compared to his efforts last year. With the way he’s been playing, it seems improbable that he’ll finish anywhere close to 4,688 passing yards and 32 touchdowns.
However, it’s important to note that Goff is still one of the league’s better QBs. He still led the team to a Super Bowl run and has been a decent pass-caller in spite of his poor form. And with the Bengals defense’s inability to stop their opponents from scoring, this is the perfect chance for the QB to make a mark and finish strongly.
Cooper Kupp will finish with another 100-yard receiving game
One of the keys to Goff’s success will be Cooper Kupp. Sure, he’s not finished a game with 100 receiving yards for quite some time, but he’s been shining as one of the team’s top wideout options and will remain a key player to the Rams’ success.
It’s hard to not discount the possibility of him having another huge game. He showed the Rams faithful that he can play against the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks. He did lie low last weekend, but he’s primed to have another explosive outing.
The offense will keep up with the defense
The Rams defense showed off during their Week 7 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Jalen Ramsey is an incredible addition and will be a big-time player for the defense.
Goff and the offense will want to keep the good times rolling and showcase a performance that befits the defending NFC champions. They should be able to overwhelm the Bengals and finish with a bang.