Fantasy Football Rams vs. Falcons: How to watch, odds, predictions, lineups, teams news

by Christina S. Brown
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Fantasy Sunday Football faces off Rams vs. Falcons. NFL is the most popular sport in the United States. Football fans across the country look forward to the start of the season every year. This year, the season kicks off with a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons.

This game is sure to be a great way to start the season. Here is everything you need to know about how to watch it.

The Los Angeles Rams had the distinction of hosting the NFL’s opening night as the defending Super Bowl winners — and it couldn’t have gone much worse. After being blown out by the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, the Rams will return home to face the Atlanta Falcons, who narrowly defeated division rival Saints last Sunday. Here is our NFL staff’s preview of the Falcons vs. Bears showdown, as well as significant injuries and projections.

When and How to watch Rams vs. Falcons:

Date: Sunday, September 18

Kickoff: 1 p.m. PST

Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Ca.

TV: FOX

Live stream: Paramount+ and FuboTV

Listen: ESPN LA 710 AM, 93.1 Jack FM, Tu Liga 1330 AM, and ESPN affiliates, including KLSD 1360 AM (San Diego), KKUU HD2 (Palm Springs), KTIE 590 AM (Riverside), KAVL 610 AM and 106.7 FM (Lancaster), KSMA 1240 AM and 99.5 FM (Santa Maria), and KMET 1490 AM (Banning).

NFL Week 2 Rams vs. Falcons Game Preview:

The Falcons came close to winning in Week 1. Atlanta had a 26-10 lead with 12:41 left in the game, but Jameis Winston struck Michael Thomas for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and a Will Lutz field goal put the game out of reach.

Despite the loss, the Falcons had some positives last Sunday. Head coach Arthur Smith devised some entertaining plays, and quarterback Marcus Mariota performed admirably, averaging six yards per attempt. Atlanta’s offensive line improved significantly from last season, allowing Cordarrelle Patterson to gain 120 yards against New Orleans’ feared run defence.

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There were no bright spots in the Rams’ loss against the Bills. LA averaged just 3.7 yards per play, ranking 31st in the NFL, and their run game was non-existent. Cooper Kupp received his (13-128-1), while free agency signing Allen Robinson was not present.

The Rams’ offensive line was overwhelmed by Buffalo’s front, and they will now be without center Brian Allen for several weeks, forcing the team to reorganize its offensive line. Fortunately, Atlanta’s front seven lacks the talent that the Bills’ has, so Matthew Stafford, who was sacked seven times in Week 1, should have more time to operate.

Prediction for Rams vs. Falcons:

Line of betting (courtesy of Caesars)
Falcons +400, Rams -550; over/under 46.5.

Prediction of Adam Beasley
In 2022, the Rams are 8.5-8.5 straight up and 8-9 against the spread.

Dalton Miller’s Forecast
In 2022, the Rams are 9.5-7.5 straight up and 8-9 against the spread.

Dallas Robinson’s Forecast
In 2022, the Rams are 9.5-7.5 straight up and 6-11 against the spread.

Stats for the Rams vs. Falcons Game:

Under the NFL’s previous divisional structure, the Rams and Falcons were both in the NFC West. As a result, these clubs have met frequently, but most encounters occurred before the league restructured its divisions in 2022. In the all-time series, Los Angeles has a commanding 48-30-2 lead.

Recent history, though, favours Atlanta, as the Falcons have won seven of the last nine games dating back to 2004. The Rams won the most recent meeting (37-10 in 2019), while Matt Ryan’s Falcons defeated Jared Goff’s Rams in a Wild Card playoff showdown following the 2017 season.

Rams vs. Falcons Lineups:

The Rams will be without star running back Todd Gurley, who is recovering from a knee injury. The Falcons will be without wide receiver Julio Jones, who is also recovering from a knee injury.

Is a must-win game in the second week of the Los Angeles Rams season too early? History suggests no. L.A. must capitalize on the Atlanta Falcons’ last-second 27-26 setback to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday and kick them while they’re down. It will be a game full of storylines, and while the Falcons’ defence revealed apparent flaws, the offence was in fine form against a respected defence.

The Falcons racked up over 400 yards of offence last week. Marcus Mariota completed 20 of 33 passes for 215 yards. He’s mobile, passes good on the move, and plays in a similar style to Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, who caused problems for the Rams last week. Although he is not of the same physical build (significant as a linebacker and swift as a defensive back), he has demonstrated the same athletic ability to escape pressure and play with his feet when healthy. Mariota had 72 yards rushing on 12 attempts against the Saints, including scrambling and set run plays with a lead blocker.

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