Josh Capps (@JCapps_) believes the running backs will decide this big battle in the NFC West
When people saw this week 6 schedule meeting in Los Angeles, not many would have expected the visitors to be the ones coming in unbeaten for the NFC West clash.
After two very strong and positive years under Sean McVay, the LA Rams have some-what found it difficult to get going in 2019. Winning their first three games this season, it almost looked like we were in for a carbon copy of what we have seen before, but a narrow defeat last Thursday due to a missed field goal late on, and a surprising heavy defeat at home to the Bucs back to back have dented that positive record.
The 49ers and Garoppolo maintained a perfect record with a convincing win on Monday Night Football, meaning only two quarterbacks went unbeaten into Week six, Brady and Garoppolo. Coincidence, I think not! The strong performances of tight end George Kittle and running back Matt Breida are helping drive this 49ers down the field each week, scoring plenty of points in the meantime.
The feeling is San Francisco will rely more on their number 1 ranked rushing offence with Breida showing his pace on Monday night, and averaging over 100 yards more per game on the ground than the Rams, it may seem too obvious. The Rams are leaking too many points this season, allowing 26.8 per game, and the task won’t get any easier coming up against a strong 49ers offence.
Everything suggests a high scoring tie in Los Angeles with the running backs being key on who takes home the W.
Ones to Watch
San Francisco: Matt Breida – Cheetah like pace tore the Browns apart on Monday, expect more of the same when Kittle isn’t catching the ball.
Los Angeles: Malcolm Brown – With Todd Gurley looking set to miss the game, the pressure will be on Brown to get it done on the ground for the Rams