PSF GOTW Eagles @ Rams
Chris Chastain (@ChrisPSF)
One of the best matchups talent wise of the year, The eagles come in off a tough loss in Seattle where the Eagles only totaled 10 points the whole game. But I’m not making a big deal out of it. I don’t think the Eagles woke up for the game. This won’t happen again in back to back weeks. The rams are coming in riding high on their 2 game win streak with a convincing win at AZ and New Orleans. In my opinion this affair will be uneven. This would be a better matchup in the playoffs. But a Eagles team that knows it needs to win that game to keep up with the Vikings won’t fall down to the Rams. I’m picking the Eagles and I don’t think it will be close.
Eagles 35 Rams 20
Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
Week 14 Eagles @ Rams
This could very well be a preview of the NFC Championship. Both Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have looked great in their sophomore seasons. The Eagles only losses have come on the road. Most recently they traveled across the country and only managed 10 points against an injury plagued Seahawks defense. Any hope of winning this game falls squarely on the shoulders of Carson Wentz and the ability to move the ball when things break down. The Rams, on the other hand, have done a great job of defending their temporary home this season. Head Coach Sean McVay has breathed new life into this offense and has transformed Jared Goff into a star NFL QB. Not to mention he has returned RB Todd Gurley to his former glory. The Rams offense will look to limit mistakes, control the time of possession and let their defense try and stop Wentz.
It’s very possible these offenses expose the defenses and this turns into a shootout. However I don’t see that happening as both these coaches don’t want to show each other too much. I think it’s a low scoring game with the Rams coming out on top 23 to 20.
Jon Butler (@Dadsox)
Eagles at LA Rams
The Eagles seemed like they were asleep for half of the game in Seattle this past week and with the #2 seed still in play, they need to win this week. The Rams have been impressive, but are currently 1 game out from the #2 seed. This should be a very close game, but I think the Eagles will take this one since they have the advantage in terms of health. The Rams are still likely to be without their most consistent receiver, Robert Woods, and I think that ends up as their biggest downfall. Todd Gurley has been great behind the rebuilt offensive line, but the Eagles have a tremendous run stuffing defense that should force some problems for Todd Gurley. I expect Carson Wentz to be more protective of the football than he was on Sunday Night Football in Seattle and will make the plays his team needs to win this game.
Eagles 27, Rams 24
Eric Jensen (@Eric18utah)
Here’s the deal, the Eagles are a great team. They are also a young team though, but then again so are the Los Angeles Rams, so which way does this game go? I like to break it down to advantages, QB Eagles, Carson Wentz played well in Seattle just couldn’t find the back of the end zone. RB Rams, Todd Gurley is 70 yards away from his second thousand yard season in three years in the NFL. While the Eagles have a versatile back field the Rams defense has held two of there last three opponents to under 130 yards rushing and that includes the ground and pound Saints. So that leaves the advantage to Los Angeles. Wide Receivers, Rams, Sean Mcvay creates the biggest windows in the NFL for Goff to throw into through play calling and speedy wide outs no Robert Woods hurts but against a banged up Eagles secondary I give advantage to Rams. Defense Eagles, they couldn’t get to Russel Wilson but Jared Goff hasn’t shown the kind of magic in the backfield that Wilson has, however the Rams O line is much better than Seattle’s. Tie goes to the hotter team in my opinion. I’m taking the Rams but in the long run I think this loss is a good one for the Eagles that will translate to more success in the post season than the Rams will have.
Rams 38 Eagles 30