I'm making another card in response to @mchlyang and his Challenge for the Thursday Night Football game between the Rams and Buccaneers.
In this one, I'm picking my hometown team - the St. Louis Rams.
No, the Rams have not been great this season. They are 5-8 and pretty much eliminated from playoff contention. I know.
But they aren't a terrible team. They've got some real playmakers on both sides of the ball, and against a Bucs team that is operating with a rookie QB and a roster without much talent, I think the Rams will get it done.
Rams rookie RB Todd Gurley has been one of the standout players this season and should be in contention for Rookie of the Year. He's a real beast running the ball and with QB Case Keenum not offering much in the passing game, Gurley's ability to run the ball is all the more important for this team. He keeps defenses focused on the ground game just enough to give Keenum some room to operate.
Defensively, the Rams are one of the most underrated teams in the league. Defensive End Chris Long is an animal and makes plays all over the field.
I was lucky enough to meet Chris Long on Saturday night at an event that was hosted by his charity to bring water to impoverished villages in Africa. He's a real standout guy doing some great philanthropic work around the world - he is incredibly friendly and easy to talk to.
He leads a Rams defense that can shut down rookie QB Jameis Winston of the Bucs. I'm confident.
My prediction: Rams 24, Bucs 18.
Who takes this one for you?
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