• Brandon Bate

Rams at Bills: Win/loss predictions for Week 3

The Los Angeles Rams (2-0) will make their second consecutive trip to the east coast, taking on the Buffalo Bills (2-0) who currently sit atop the AFC East. The Bills look to be a formidable opponent, and while some will point to the fact that they've only played the Jets and Dolphins, they're certainly not a team that should be overlooked.


Can the Rams, who've played well to start the year, head back home with a 3-0 record, keeping pace atop a very tough NFC West?


The BTH crew make their predictions...


Skye


Bills fans are feeling great about the emergence of Josh Allen in the first two weeks....against dreaded AFC East rivals in Miami and East Rutherford...wait, this seems like a potential regression to the mean game for Josh.

The Rams secondary is tough. If anything has been an issue it has been the run defense, but Buffalo isn't very scary on the ground.


The Bills are dinged up and got burned by Chan Gailey's offense in Miami on the underneath stuff as LBs Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano sat. Look, that's what the Rams do best so I see success this week.


Prediction: Rams win, 34-20


Joey the Jerk


The Buffalo Bills have a strong Josh Allen/Stephon Diggs connection, but the Rams secondary is lights out right now. Don’t look for the Bills to develop a strong TE scheme, even though it’s the Rams weak spot - the Bills don’t have the roster talent to matchup well with the Rams. Look for a dominating win for Jared Goff and the system.


Prediction: Rams win, 38-13


Nags


Feeling good about the last two weeks, I think the team keeps rolling on offense. I’m hoping the Rams defense can make Josh Allen one dimensional and force him to throw to the Rams secondary. There’s no reason to bet against this team right now!


Prediction: Rams win, 30-17


Tim


The Rams and Bills game could actually be a thriller. Who wudda thought? Not me. Josh Allen and Stefan Diggs are going to be an awesome matchup against Jalen Ramsey and the passing game. Micah Kiser was an animal against Eagles, and he will need to repeat that performance if the Rams are to have a chance against the run. This one comes down to the wire


Prediction: Rams win, 34-33


Eddie P


The Bills give the Rams it’s first challenge of the season. Big, mobile QBs — like the Bills’ Josh Allen — have given the Rams problems in the past. It’ll be dope to see what little wrinkles new DC Brandon Staley has added to mitigate this issue.


Offensively, Jared Goff & Co. need to keep it going. While not overpowering, the passing game has been efficient and effective; let’s keep that shit going. Ditto for the running game. No runner has gone ape shit (besides Darrell Henderson’s 40-yard burst), but they’ve all contributed. Rams win a back-and-forth battle.


Prediction: Rams win, 27-20


Dizzle


Bills are great. Power Rankings are dumb. System QB dinks and dunks his way through the game and Sloman wins the game as time expires.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-22


Beto


I hope this game lives up to the hype. Buffalo could be the Rams biggest test yet  if they can get healthy for Sunday. If the Rams had kinks to work through for the first two weeks of play then the rest of season looks very promising. My confidence in the defense is growing by the week and if they can make life hell for Josh Allen, the Rams should be on their way to 3-0.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-20


Sean


The Rams and Bills both enter at 2-0, and the matchup promises to be a great early litmus test for both teams. The Rams have dominated in both of their games - even if the scoreboard hasn't always shown it - while the Bills have beaten a couple of perennial bottom feeders in the AFC.I have family in Buffalo and I can't wait to brag about the Rams coming out on top.


Prediction: Rams win, 27-24


Rob


The Bills QB, Josh Allen, is good. He’s so good that he’s leading the league in passing, but he could be more dangerous as a runner. Stefon Digs leads the NFL in receiving yards, and has been a star since joining the Bills in the offseason. However, they’re not da strong rushing team, and are banged up on defense. While they are 2-0, they struggled against the Jets and Dolphins, leading me to believe that the Rams are the better team.


I look for Jalen Ramsey and Company to knock Allen and and Diggs out of the before mentioned top spots in the statistical leaderboards, leading them to 3-0 start.


Prediction: Rams win, 31-17


Sosa


Expect more of the same from the Rams offensively. Getting the Buffalo defense going sideways should be paramount to sustained offensive success, and the Rams will prove to once again be up to the task. While the Bills may be able to create some big offensive plays, expect Josh Allen to become daring one too many times, with the defense capitalizing on an interception.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-17


3k


He'll come back. We all come back, Kate. These private little revolutions always die. The compromise is always made. In a peculiar way. Frank is right-- every man does have a star. The star of one's honesty. And you spend your life groping for it, but once it's out it never lights again. I don't think he went very far. He probably just wanted to be alone to watch his star go out.


Prediction: Bills win, 27-20


Bate


Another cross-country trip, eh? Don't love that. But the Rams were still able to walk away victorious last week despite it. Josh Allen and the Bills' offense should prove to be a tough test for the Rams on Sunday, but I think the defense puts enough pressure on him to make a few mistakes. The Rams' offense continues to click and they head back west maintaining their undefeated record.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-20

Staff pick summary: 11 picks for the Rams, 1 pick for the Bills

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