The Rams just keep on plugging away, piling up five wins to open the season without a loss to their name. They look to make it 6-0 with a win in Denver against a wildly inconsistent Broncos team that has dropped three straight after a 2-0 start and most recently getting embarrassed by the Jets. These are two teams coming in heading in almost opposite directions as the Rams have a stranglehold of first place in the NFC West, while the Broncos could be hanging with the Raiders in the cellar in the AFC West.
The Rams came close to losing last week but to no avail. They topped the Seahawks 33-31 in a tight back and forth affair that had the Rams use their MVP, Todd Gurley, to shut the door and have the clock run down. Speaking of MVP, Jared Goff may be the one to take the trophy from Gurley this season. Goff has put up a league-best 1,727 passing yards in what has been an incredible season thus far. He’ll likely have two of his favorite targets, Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks, out there Sunday after getting banged up last week. This team just needs to tighten up a bit on defense, but otherwise, they really look like the cream of the crop in the NFL.
Case Keenum is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you’re going to get (Forrest Gump voice). Keenum has truly been hit or miss for the Broncos in his first season in Denver, throwing for more INT than TDS. He’s got seven INTs and just five TDs. He’s lucky to have Chad Kelly as his backup, and not someone like Teddy Bridgewater. The way Keenum is playing, we could end up seeing Kelly take over at QB at some point this season. Keenum has been bad, but the Broncos once-elite defense has also played poorly. This is a far cry from the once elite D that won a Super Bowl over the Seahawks. For a team that is challenged at times in the passing game, their defense just has to execute and force turnovers.