The Atlanta Falcons are on the road in week two taking on the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. If Atlanta fans are being honest with themselves it is hard to find one reason to feel great about this game from Atlanta’s perspective. Perhaps if the Rams had beaten the Bills in week one there was a chance they would overlook Atlanta.
However, after getting embarrassed on national tv last Thursday night there isn’t a chance the Rams aren’t completely dialed in to face Atlanta. Atlanta’s only hope is that the Rams’ offensive line continues to struggle and their depth in playmakers is enough to keep them in this game.
Final score prediction- Los Angeles Rams-31 Atlanta Falcons-23
In the end, the Rams’ depth and motivation going into this game make it impossible to predict an Atlanta week two upset. The Falcons are going to be starting at an 0-2 record heading into week three.
While the Falcons are going to be able to hang in this game early the difference is going to be Matthew Stafford and a motivated Los Angeles defensive line. Stafford is coming off of what was arguably his worst game as a Ram.
He is going to have a huge bounce-back game and remind the Atlanta defense just how far the unit has to go. While Atlanta’s offensive line held up against a good defensive front last week Aaron Donald is arguably the best player in the league and going to wreak havoc for Marcus Mariota and Cordarrelle Patterson.
The only caveat to this could be if Stafford isn’t healthy and the off-season elbow issues caused last week’s debacle and it wasn’t simply one bad game.
If Stafford is healthy the Rams have the advantage at every position except at tight-end. Speaking about their roster depth and how one-sided this game could become in Los Angeles.