Rams at Cardinals: Win/loss predictions for Week 13
The Los Angeles Rams (7-4) will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss last Sunday as they head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals (6-5) in Week 13. In an incredibly tight NFC West, where the last place 49ers (5-6) have more wins than the top team in the NFC East, the Rams really can't afford to drop a second straight game.
Can they put it all together on Sunday and keep pace with the Seahawks (8-3), besting the Cardinals for the seventh (!) consecutive time?
The BTH crew make their predictions...
Nuk wins a trip to the Isle of Ramsey! The Niners match up well the Rams, but the birds of the West do not. The Rams have responded to losses well this year, and will bounce back with a solid win in the desert. The Cards are a nice team, but Goff plays a cleaner game, and the Rams come up with enough stops.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-24
Joey the Jerk
I have no idea what will happen. It’s Jared Goff, man. You don’t either. But since they’ve played well after bad games, I’d say the Rams win in a squeaker.
Prediction: Rams win, 38-35
Jared Goof will deliver almost as many wins as interceptions on Sunday. Write it down.
Prediction: Rams win, 30-20
The Rams have gutted all and any pre-existing confidence I have in them. And it all falls on QB Jared Goff’s limpness. He’s too inconsistent, erratic, and incompetent.
So I expect Kyler Murray, the superior QB, to gain the win. I dunno how it’ll happen, but the Rams (Jared Goff) will squander this one away.
Prediction: Cardinals win, 24-17
The Cardinals and Rams, two teams that used to play in St. Louis but moved out. One team moved out because they had no choice. The other is a team that took a massive dump on a city willing to work with them and decided to give Kevin Demoff an office with his name on it. One team I genuinely love and the other I put up with like a disappointing son who smoked pot in the parking lot of a community college that I am paying tuition for. What I'm saying is, Stan Kroenke can drop dead and I don't care about Kevin Demoff enough to wish him any ill will.
Prediction: Rams win, 78-62
I’m sure Jared looks like a Pro Bowler this week. 99 gets home twice, no Herculean effort needed by the defense.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-20
Surprisingly, Kyler Murray is not a rookie QB anymore. He’s a little more dangerous now with Nuk Hopkins on his team. Still don’t think it’s enough to outpace Staley’s defense. That’s assuming Goff can take care of the football this week. Playoff intensity for a potential playoff preview?
Prediction: Rams win, 27-23
Rams-Cardinals is going to be fun to watch. Kyler Murray and Nuk are electric and it'll be fun to see them match up again an underrated Rams defense.
As fun as that is going to be to watch though, I'll be watch Jared Goff more closely than usual. Arizona's pass rush is sub-par - giving #16 the opportunity to right the ship in time for a playoff push.
I expect this to be back and forth with the Rams getting another late stop to seal the win.
Prediction: Rams win, 27-21
I think the Rams come into this one with a sense of urgency. They can ill afford another stinker, and I think the public call out for Jared Goff will help him perform better on Sunday. Defensively, the Rams will get right and back into the "get it done" column. The Rams right their wrongs after an uuuugly loss to the 49ers.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-24
Sean MvVay is 6-0 against the Cards and 32-0 when leading at halftime since becoming the HC in Los Angeles. I’m going to be that guy by saying that both of those streaks will come to an end this week.
Prediction: Cardinals win, 24-20
Prediction: Rams win, 23-17
I have to think the Rams, especially on offense (read: Jared Goff), come out highly motivated this weekend after dropping an ugly one (now two) to the 49ers. Sean McVay has had the Cardinals' number since taking over as head coach, and I don't see that trend coming to an end this weekend.
Prediction: Rams win, 28-20
Staff pick summary: 10 picks for the Rams, 2 picks for the Cardinals