A weak L.A. Rams offense
I don’t expect the Falcons defense to be lock down but its reasonable to expect they bend-not-break in Week 14. Atlanta last faced a rookie quarterback in Week 4 vs. the Denver Broncos. The performance was solid and the Falcons defense proved just how “wet behind the ears” Paxton Lynch is/was.
The Rams offense is certainly no juggernaut. Los Angeles has struggled to generate yards per game as rookie Jared Goff is continuously fed to the wolves. Goff actually hasn’t been too bad over the past few games. He’s managed 509 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions, despite playing with an awful supporting cast.
Still, a bright spot for Atlanta is their 10th-ranked run defense.
One player the Falcons must watch out for is Todd Gurley. Gurley enters Week 14 on a slump but can break open a game at any time. Still, a bright spot for Atlanta is their 10th-ranked run defense. The Rams offensive line is battered and the Falcons are expected to galvanize the defensive side of the ball.
The Falcons’ defense has been an Achilles heel. Bend-not-break has lately been the impediment to Atlanta’s success. Late game malfunctions have become a trend. Injuries haven’t helped but this matchup is just what the doctor prescribed.
We project Atlanta’s defense will step up, play well, and improve their confidence down the stretch.