After a subpar performance against the New York Giants, the LA Rams look to get back on track against a struggling Washington Football Team. The WFT has replaced starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins with backup Kyle Allen who hopes to spark a struggling offense which is second to last in the NFL.
No matter how bad the WFT is playing, they are half a game out of first place in the NFC East and have something to play for. This is why the Rams have to put the foot on the gas and never let up.
Even though the Rams average 142 rushing yards per game they managed a meager 58 against the Giants. They hope to wright the ship against a defense that ranks 23rd allowing opponents to average 144 yards per game. With the return of Cam Akers, the Rams have a full stable of running backs at their disposal for the first time since week two. How many snaps Akers gets or who end up with the most carries is a mystery and will be exciting to see play out.
Even though Jared Goff had a clean game against New York, he and the offense left a lot to be desired. In addition to running the ball effectively, Goff should look to Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee who will have favorable matchups.
As far as the WFT offense is concerned, Kyle Allen is a backup quarterback for a reason. He is responsible for 16 interceptions and 13 fumbles over his 13 starts last season in Carolina. The Rams secondary is their strength and forcing turnovers is a real possibility.
The focal point of the WFT offense is receiver Terry McLaurin. Even though the Rams run a lot of zone coverage, having Jalen Ramsey lock McLaurin down would stifle an offense dependent on him. Rookie running back Antonio Gibson leads the team in touchdowns and excels in the passing game. Those are the only two weapons the WFT has and the Rams are in a good position to shut them down.
This is by no means an easy game, but the Rams are the more talented team in all phases. Rams win this game 27-13.