The 2019 NFL season has not seen the Dallas Cowboys or Los Angeles Rams live up to expectations. But for one of these teams, Sunday’s matchup presents an opportunity to right the ship — or at least start to.
It's meeting one of two between NFC West rivals as the Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. With the Rams two games out of the playoffs, they'll need more of the same from this divisional matchup.
The Baltimore Ravens, winners of six straight games, are the hottest team in the NFL as they travel west to face the Los Angeles Rams. At 8-2, they trail the New England Patriots by just one game (but hold the head-to-head tiebreaker) as home-field advantage throughout the playoffs appears within reach. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is developing into an MVP candidate whose 781 rushing yards are better than all but six running backs in the conference.
The Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers were two top-tier NFL teams left for dead a month ago. Since then, the Rams have won two straight after a 3-3 start that threatened to tag the defending NFC Champs with the dreaded Super Bowl hangover label. Jared Goff has recovered from a shaky start, having his best game of the year two weeks ago in London. Cooper Kupp continues to soar to new heights after an ACL injury sidelined him much of last season.
Perhaps a change of scenery will help the Cincinnati Bengals when they take on the Los Angeles Rams in London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Bengals (0-7) and Dolphins are the only NFL teams that have yet to win a game this season while the Rams (4-3) are hoping last week was a sign of things to come.
The Rams and 49ers meet for the first time this season in a big battle between NFC West rivals. LA swept San Francisco last year, beating the Niners 39-10 on the road and 48-32 at home. Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns with no interceptions combined in the two games. On the San Fran side, C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens had five INTs and were sacked 10 times.
Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season will get rolling on Thursday night when the Seattle Seahawks (3-1) host the Los Angeles Rams (3-1) in a battle between two teams looking to keep pace with the undefeated San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West race.