Sunday’s game between the Rams and Lions was filled with reunions. Jared Goff and Michael Brockers faced many of their former teammates on the Rams, while Matthew Stafford took on the Lions for the first time in his career.
The Los Angeles Rams are built around several important stars on both sides of the ball, including Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Jalen Ramsey. All three of them stepped up in a big way against the Lions on Sunday, turning in clutch performances during the team’s 28-19 win at home.
For about two hours and 45 minutes, it felt like the Rams might really lose to the Lions. They trailed 19-17 as late as the fourth quarter, and it wasn’t until Jalen Ramsey picked off Jared Goff with five minutes remaining that the Rams were in a really good position to win the game.
Houston could be getting Tyrod Taylor back, will the offense rebound and surprise against the Rams? The Los Angeles Rams opened as 14-point favorites against the Houston Texans in Week 8, according to Sunday night’s odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.
In a game that holds a much deeper meaning than just beating your opposition given the circumstances of this highly-anticipated contest, the Rams and Lions went head-to-head in a fourth-quarter thriller as L.A.
Jalen Ramsey celebrated his 27th birthday in style on Sunday, doing what he does best: by making big plays. With the Rams up 25-19 on the Lions in the fourth quarter, Ramsey came up with a huge interception in the end zone, picking off Jared Goff to preserve Los Angeles’ six-point lead.
Cooper Kupp was already a solid receiver, catching over 90 passes in each of the last two seasons. But with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, Kupp has now become one of the best pass catchers in the league.
Check out odds, plays and more for the Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions NFL Week 7 matchup on October 24, 2021. The Detroit Lions (0-6) are double-digit, 10.5-point underdogs as they try to break their six-game losing streak in a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams (5-1) on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at SoFi Stadium.
The Lions came into Sunday’s game against the Lions knowing they would need to do something special to pull off the upset as 15.5-point underdogs. And after D’Andre Swift broke off a 63-yard touchdown on a reception from Jared Goff on the opening drive, coach Dan Campbell got creative.
The Los Angeles Rams paid a hefty price to acquire Matthew Stafford this past offseason. So there were some major expectations from the start. Yet did anyone expect the Rams to look like Super Bowl contenders from the start with their new signal-caller?