3 Los Angeles Rams Bold Predictions for Week 2

By michael obermuller
The three bold predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 include Aaron Donald.
The three bold predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 include Aaron Donald. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams christened SoFi Stadium with a 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. It was a terrific start for Sean McVay's team, as they were not the favorite despite being at home.

For Week 2, they will be on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are three bold predictions for the Rams, who look to go 2-0 to start the 2020 season.

3. Rams Tight Ends Combine for 8+ Receptions

Gerald Everett is currently listed as questionable, so the likelier of the Los Angeles' tight ends to have a big day is definitely Tyler Higbee. Either way, expect the position to be a major part of the game plan on Sunday. The Eagles are bulked up at both cornerback and defensive line in 2020, but their linebackers and safeties are their weakest points on the defensive side. Those two positions generally guard tight ends, and Higbee and Everett are more athletic receivers than most. Higbee in particular was a focal point of the Rams offense down the stretch in 2019, with 100-plus receiving yards in four of his final games.

2. Jalen Ramsey Records His First Interception of 2020

Jalen Ramsey is a one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and he showed it Week 1 as he helped contain a Cowboys wide receiver core that can be very explosive. Carson Wentz, on the other hand, was scrambling for his life last week with a bunch of injuries to his offensive line and receiving core. Both contributed to his 2 interceptions thrown against the Washington Football Team. Wentz will likely have another brutal day in the pocket, and a playmaker like Ramsey will look to capitalize on that by forcing a turnover for his team on the road.

1. Aaron Donald Records At Least 2 Sacks

At this point, we all know that Aaron Donald is one of the best defensive players in the game, if not the best. The defensive lineman is an absolute wrecking ball for opposing blocking units, and the Eagles currently have a mountain of injuries on theirs. With guard Brandon Brooks and tackle Andre Dillard both out long-term, and tackle Lane Johnson also dealing with injury, Philadelphia brought back Jason Peters to act as some scotch tape for this offensive line. So far it has not worked. Wentz was sacked eight times in Week 1, and with Donald coming to town, things may only get worse for the Eagles quarterback.

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