RAMS (11-4) VS. RAVENS (8-7)
When: Sunday, 10 am
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
TV/radio: Ch. 11; 710am, 93.1 FM, 1330am (Spanish)
Row: Rams of 6
Indications of notable injuries: Rams: RB Cam Akers (Achilles), NT Greg Gaines (hand), OLB Leonard Floyd (ankle) and S Taylor Rapp (shoulder) are in question. Raven: LG Ben Powers (legs) and CB Anthony Averitt (ribs/chests) eliminated; OLB Odafe Oweh (leg) doubts; QB Lamar Jackson (ankle), FB Patrick Ricard (knee) and KR-PR Devin Duvernay (ankle) are questionable.
What is at stake? The Rams need to win their last two games, either one win and one loss to the Cardinals, or two losses to the Cardinals to claim the NFC West title and home for the first round of the knockout stages. Raven needs two wins and some help from other teams to climb back into the AFC knockout stage.
Who’s better? Talk about teams going in opposite directions. Four weeks ago, Raven was 8-3, Rams 7-4. It’s worth noting that both Raven and Rams are 4-1 against common rivals. But Baltimore needs a healthy Lamar Jackson to make a game of it.
Matches to watch: Rams DL Attack Line Aaron Donald vs. Ravens. Donald was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month after scoring six clearances in four games in December. And he says he’s looking for payback for the Ravens’ 45-6 win in the game. on a Monday night in LA 2019, a game where Donald had a handle.
Rams wins if… If QB Matthew Stafford takes advantage of one of the NFL’s roughest pass defenses, and the Rams have just enough one game on the ground against a solid defence. If the defense continues to maintain a bent but not breaking style (preferably no bend and no break) countering a Raven attack frequently tackles goals on the field. If teams, in particular, have risen to 5th place in the Football Outsider standings, play as big as Brandon Powell’s closing game against the Vikings.
Fictional options: WR Cooper Kupp. We could have picked the NFL’s top receivers every week if we weren’t trying to be creative. But this week looks especially promising for Kupp. He is going against the worst passing defense he has faced all season, a game he played hand in hand. and feet by giving up many gauges after the catch.
Guess: Rams 27, Ravens 20. Lamar Jackson limped through Ravens practice Wednesday and sidelined Thursday and Friday, and it’s fair to assume his mobility would be limited if he competes. fight. That is probably why the betting line has increased from Rams -3 at the beginning of the week to Rams -6 on Saturday.
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