Week 12: vs New Orleans Saints (5-2)
The New Orleans Saints are another team that nobody could have expected to be this good seven weeks into the season. Before the season, talks of Drew Brees and Sean Payton coming to the end of an era were heavy. Now, the Saints find themselves atop the NFC South.
New Orleans has beaten some good teams, as well. They defeated the Lions, starting their downhill spiral, also beating the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers (without Rodgers, of course). Their only losses were to the Vikings and the New England Patriots.
I don’t think the Rams match up well against the Saints. With a sneaky good defense and Drew Brees under center, the Rams may not be able to keep up in an offensive shootout. 31-27, Saints.
Week 13: at Arizona Cardinals (3-4)
The Arizona Cardinals are bad, there is no way around it. Adrian Peterson had his one game of fame before returning back to his typical AP-self. Carson Palmer has not been great, and with him and David Johnson likely out the rest of the season, it may be time to enter full tank mode in Arizona. Expect an easy win for the Rams. 28-7, Rams.
Week 14: vs Philadelphia Eagles (7-1)
The second half of the season will be the ultimate proving grounds for the Eagles, and whether or not they are the best team in football as their record indicates. With two games against the Cowboys, a game against the Seahawks and a game against the Rams the Eagles have a chance to prove how good they really are.
This is also a battle of two second-year quarterbacks in Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. Wentz looks a little more polished than Goff, and has much more help defensively. The Eagles aren’t as good as their record indicates, but they are still really good. 27-24, Eagles.
End of week 14 record: 8-5