There will be a clash of two undefeated NFC West teams when the Arizona Cardinals head to Los Angeles to face the Rams. The Cardinals are 3-0 for the first time since 2015 after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-19. Similarly, the Rams were explosive, beating the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-24. Las Vegas NFL odds had the Rams as the early -4 home favorite that quickly moved to -6, with the total set at 54.
Kyler Murray is one of the most dynamic players in the league and the Rams will have their hands full with the dual-threat quarterback. Murray has already thrown for over 1,000 yards, with seven touchdowns through the air and three on the ground. With a plethora of offensive weapons and a strong signal-caller in head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the offense will be dangerous.
Cornerback Byron Murphy intercepted two passes against the Jaguars, one of which he returned for a touchdown to help Arizona secure the win. The Cardinals are 14th in overall defense and will have their hands against a high-powered Rams offense. The Cardinals have lost eight straight to the Rams and have given up 30 points in seven of those eight.
Los Angeles remained undefeated as the Bucs had no answers for Sean McVay and the team’s lethal offense. The Rams opened up the game when Matthew Stafford threw a 75-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson for a touchdown and the Rams never looked back. Stafford is on a tear, throwing for over 900 yards with nine touchdowns and only one interception.
Los Angeles is proving to be the real deal. With a sold-out crowd at SoFi Stadium, its defense made life miserable for quarterback Tom Brady. Star defensive tackle Aaron Donald got a long-awaited sack on Brady and forced a fumble. The Bucs entered the game with the highest-scoring offense, but the Rams shut them down before allowing a late TD with just over a minute to play.