Los Angeles Rams will host Tennessee Titans in the NFL 2021 Week 9 in the Sunday evening action. The home side wants to continue their winning streak and remain in the race for the top spot in the division. The visitors also enjoy their campaign, and they aim for the post-season ticket.
Los Angeles celebrated four times in a row, and they look forward to keeping up where they left off. The hosts want to enter the playoffs and challenge for a place in the Super Bowl. Tennessee has also been on an excellent run lately, and they booked four straight wins. The away side tops the AFC South, and they want to keep the top spot.
Los Angeles Rams – Can they keep winning?
The Rams keep pace with the Cardinals, and they are leveled in the NFC West with a 7-1 record. Los Angeles booked four straight wins, and the latest one came against the Texans on the road. The home side has been excellent in the offense, as they have produced 30.6 points per game on average. On the other hand, the Rams are decent in defense, allowing 21 points per contest. Matthew Stafford led them to the victory against the Texans, passing for 305 yards and three touchdowns.
Stafford has thrown for 2,477 yards this season, with 22 touchdowns and four picks, while he was sacked seven times. Darrell Henderson Jr. dominates the rushing game with 507 yards and five TDs, while Sony Michel rushed for 251 yards with a score. Cooper Kupp has been the leading receiver with 924 yards and ten touchdowns, while Robert Woods and Van Jefferson combined for 850 receiving yards. On the other hand, Jordan Fuller has been the Rams’ leading tackler with 60, while Leonard Floyd logged 6.5 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Darrell Henderson Jr., Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, Tremayne Anchrum Jr., David Edwards, Brian Allen, Austin Corbett, Rob Havenstein
Expected Line-Up (Defense): A’Shawn Robinson, Greg Gaines, Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, Ernest Jones, Troy Reeder, Chris Garrett, Robert Rochell, Jordan Fuller, Taylor Rapp, Jalen Ramsey
Quarter Back: Matthew Stafford
Kicker: Matt Gay
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Tennessee Titans – Will they continue with great away displays?
Similar to their rivals, the Titans enjoy a winning streak that lasts for four games. They sit at the top of the AFC South with a 6-2 record, being three wins ahead of the Colts. Although their defense hasn’t been great so far, allowing 24.4 points per game, Tennessee is very productive with 28.4 points per contest on average. Ryan Tannehill led the Titans to an away victory over the Colts last weekend, throwing for 265 yards on 23-33 with three touchdowns and a pair of picks.
Tennessee’s quarterback has passed for 2,002 yards so far, with ten TDs and seven interceptions, while the rival defenders sacked him 24 times. Derrick Henry leads the rushing corps with 937 yards and ten scores, while Tannehill has rushed for 165 yards. A.J. Brown has been the Titans’ leading receiver with 507 yards and three scores, while Julio Jones and Jeremy McNichols combined for 504 receiving yards. David Long Jr. logged 60 total tackles in defense, while Harold Landry III has been dominant with 8.5 QB sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Jeremy McNichols, A.J. Brown, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chester Rogers, Geoff Swaim, Tory Carter, Taylor Lewan, Rodger Saffold III, Ben Jones, Dillon Radunz, David Quessenberry
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Jeffery Simmons, Naquan Jones, Denico Autry, Harold Landry III, David Long Jr., Monty Rice, Bud Dupree, Janoris Jenkins, Amani Hooker, Kevin Byard, Elijah Molden
Quarter Back: Ryan Tannehill
Kicker: Randy Bullock
Expert Pick #1 – Los Angeles Rams -7.5 @-110
The visitors might be in big trouble without Derrick Henry, who will be out of the roster for this match. The Rams could take advantage of that to limit the rival’s offense and cover the spread in front of the home fans. That’s why I’m going to back them for my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Under 53.5 @-110
This is the clash of the two very productive teams, but the Titans could be limited by the absence of their leading rusher. On the other hand, Los Angeles has been solid in defense, and we might see fewer points than expected. I’m going to take the Under as my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Rams to win by 13-18 @+450
I expect the Rams to be dominant in this clash and take advantage of the opponent’s offensive troubles. It wouldn’t surprise me if they win by a comfortable margin, and I’ll take a long shot for my third pick. The odds are pretty generous as well.