The Los Angeles Rams currently sit in second place in the stacked NFC West Division, behind only the undefeated Seattle Seahawks. With both the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals presently an even 2-2 on the season, every game will be crucial down the stretch for each of the four teams that inhabit the NFC West. The Rams play Washington next.
With that in mind, the Rams — like the Seahawks, 49ers and Cardinals — must take care of the struggling franchises the team plays on the schedule. Walloping the lowly Washington Football Team in Week 5 would definitely be a great place to start for the Rams, who have already defeated a trio of NFC East teams in the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
Luckily for the Rams, who play in the toughest division in all of football, Los Angeles’ run of taking on teams from the league’s weakest division — the NFC East — will continue in Week 5. With Washington in the midst of a quarterback carousel and just one win to its name in 2020-21 as it stands today, it is fair to expect the Rams to run away with this one come Sunday afternoon.
Los Angeles Rams will have a 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher
The Los Angeles Rams offense underwhelmed in a big way in Week 4 against the New York Giants, which almost certainly won’t be the case against the Washington Football Team in Week 5. With the Rams set for a breakout performance against Washington, it is plausible that Los Angeles ultimately produces a 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher this time around. While quarterback Jared Goff would obviously be the 300-yard passer, the Rams have several possibilities to fill the other two spots as running backs Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown continue to split carries as wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods both have the ability to go off. It is also worth mentioning tight end Tyler Higbee as well as he has already performed well for the Rams in 2020-21.
Los Angeles Rams will shut out the Washington Football Team
The Los Angeles Rams not only have the ability to trot out a prolific offensive attack but also a stout defense. With the Rams defense playing well against the weaker teams in the league so far in 2020-21, Los Angeles can really solidify itself as one of the top units in the NFL with a statement against Washington in Week 5. Because Washington is currently switching over from quarterback Dwayne Haskins to his former back-up in Kyle Allen, expect the latter to try his best to impress in a big way. However, that could cause overthinking, some miscommunication and the failure to execute — all of which obviously bodes well for the Rams. Adding to the Rams’ chances of pitching a shutout, one can also expect Los Angeles cornerback Jale Ramsey to lock down the only offensive weapon that Washington currently possesses — wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald will record at least two sacks against Washington
Despite the success of the Los Angeles Rams over the course of the first quarter of the 2020-21 regular season, the name Aaron Donald hasn’t been thrown around as much as it usually is. However, the Rams defensive tackle, who remains one of the best all-around players in the league, continues to be dominant on a weekly basis while Week 5’s matchup against the Washington Football Team won’t be any different. In fact, Donald will more than likely record multiple sucks against Washington, especially with quarterback Kyle Allen now under center. If Allen even thinks about holding onto the football for too long, Donald will already be on top of him in the Washington backfield.
Los Angeles Rams will score more than 40 points in Week 5
After dropping a mere 17 points against the less-than-competitive New York Giants in Week 4, the Los Angeles Rams will not fall short against the Washington Football Team in Week 5. After the Rams failed to score in the third quarter against the Giants while producing a single touchdown in the second half, Los Angeles and head coach Sean McVay will no doubt come out firing against Washington. Although Washington does possess a formidable defense to some degree, the Rams are going to score early and often this time around. With a blowout seemingly inevitable as the aforementioned McVay won’t want to waste any time, the Rams will hang more than 40 points on Washington en route to improving to a stellar 4-1 on the season through five weeks.