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Los Angeles Rams: Buy or Sell against the Carolina Panthers?

With a week 9 tilt on the horizon with the Carolina Panthers, the Los Angeles Rams are looking to get back to winning. After a 3-1 start to the season, the Rams have come back to and lost 3 straight. Can they do it against a Panthers team that had struggled in 2016? This is a week they could possibly do it. Are you buying or selling a Rams victory this week?

When the Los Angeles Rams began the season they suffered a horrible loss to the San Francisco 49ers. They then bounced back with 3 straight wins only to see defeat in their next 3. This team has been all over the place. The reason for their inconsistent play is the quarterback position. Head Coach Jeff Fisher believes that he can win with Case Keenum behind center. This comes after they spent so much to move up and take rookie QB Jared Goff. There is no way that they Rams can continue to sit Goff. Keenum has lost games on his own accord. The lost one especially. There really is no solid QB on the squad, or so they say. If that is the case, why not throw Goff out there and see if he can really be worth what you spent to get him at one.

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The lack of a running game has been a staple of why the Los Angeles Rams offense cannot get going. 2015 Rookie of the Year RB Todd Gurley has not been able to get off the ground yet in 2016. Teams are making the Rams beat them through the air. If the Rams want to break out of the losing slump, they will need to feed the ball to Gurley and not let Keenum try to win it, because he obviously cannot.

The defense of the Los Angeles Rams is where it is at. They have one of the best front sevens in the game today. They will be able to get after Cam Newton and make his day long. They do seem to, at times, miss departed CB Jenoris Jenkins. However, Trumaine Johnson has done a solid job on the other side. If the Rams can keep constant pressure on Newton they should be able to have a shot at winning.

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The Rams are a team that goes the way pf the QB. I think this could be Case Keenum’s last chance at keeping the starting job. If he falters on Sunday it could be a turn for Goff. That being said, Keenum feels the pressure and does just enough in week 9 to keep the job. I am buying the Los Angeles Rams against the Carolina Panthers.

Robert D. Cobb
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