Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25p.m. EST
I’m not going to sit here and tell you this one of the best matchups of the day, but sometimes you just have to make the best of what you’ve got. This is one of those times. Let’s focus on the positive though. There’s a good chance we see Jared Goff get some experience against one of the NFL’s most exciting defenses and the budding rivalry between him and defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche — as long as he can keep himself on the field.
Keys to the Game
The Cardinals will be heavy favorites in this game and will just need to be themselves in order to finish the regular season on a high note. They’ll be focused on Todd Gurley, here, letting the Rams throw the ball all they please (they don’t have much talent to throw to). This will be a tuneup game for Arizona to prep themselves and work out any kinks for the postseason.
The Rams will try to play the role of spoiler today. It’s not likely, but with Todd Gurley in your backfield, anything is possible. What they’ll be building towards is a backfield that can dominate the NFC West in the years to come: Todd Gurley and Jared Goff. Getting these guys reps together against stiff competition will go a long way in getting them ready to compete in 2017.