This week’s Broncos vs Rams Preseason Game will see many polarizing personalities. The quarterback battle has been settled by the Broncos, but the Los Angeles Rams will continue to play Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. Although the Rams have yet to play either Matthew Stafford or John Wolford in preseason, they will likely let Bryce Perkins handle the quarterback duties.
The game between the Broncos and the Rams is the 15th meeting between the two teams. The series is currently dominated by the Rams, 9-5. In this year’s meeting, Denver is in a position to take advantage of the Rams’ injury problems. Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian is off to a slow start this season, but he redeemed himself with a go-ahead touchdown pass in the second half. Meanwhile, the Broncos’ first-string defense was giving up yards to the Los Angeles Rams’ reserves. The Rams countered with a 21-yard field goal, and the Broncos were down by 10 by halftime.
The Rams, meanwhile, have a tough schedule this year. The Raiders and Cardinals have tough schedules in the early season. The Broncos, Rams and Titans have the week off. However, they have difficult road games in the weeks ahead. The Rams are a tough out in the NFC West, so they’ll need to win in order to reach the playoffs.
The Rams are an underdog in this game, and a win for either team is vital. Both teams are loaded with talent, but one will stand out as the better team. While both teams are solid defensively, the Broncos offense is underrated. The Rams have been inconsistent, but they’ve managed to win the last three meetings. The Broncos could be in for a miserable season if they lose to the Rams. If the Rams can learn from their recent setback, they will be well on their way to the Super Bowl.
The Broncos won’t have much time for their injuries to heal. WR Cooper Kupp was injured early in the game after a horse collaring attempt by Broncos S Darian Stewart. Kupp returned in the second half. Injuries to the Broncos’ secondary include LT Andrew Whitworth and DL Michael Brockers. If they don’t heal by Tuesday, many of their players will be cut.
The Los Angeles Rams beat the Denver Broncos 23-20 on Sunday under Todd Gurley. Gurley ran for 208 yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns. The Rams were dominant in the running game and maintained a lead for most the game. After a failed onside kick attempt, the Broncos scored their only touchdown in the final minutes.
The Broncos were a problem for the Rams and they didn’t deserve to lose. However, the Broncos have been struggling in home games recently and the Rams have been playing their best football to win. They are therefore a 2.5-point favourite in this matchup. But Denver has been a mediocre favorite for most of the season, going just 2-5 against the spread in their last five home games.