News on the injury front is that Eric Reid’s knee injury would require him missing a ‘few weeks.’ Not too encouraging, but it certainly looked like it could have been a season-ending injury. Reuben Foster is still on the mend as well, and we get a short week to boot, so we are in for some fun as we try to stop the resurgent Todd Gurley and the suddenly semi-effective Jared Goff, and the not-so-shitty Rams.
At least that’s how it looks now. LA did beat the hapless and Luckless Colts, and were fairly spanked by the Redskins, so their victory is a bit underwhelming. Our victories of course are as fulsome as our list of touchdowns scored.
So, what happens this week? Well, to me it depends squarely on the shoulders of our once-and-part-time quarterback Brian Hoyer. The team may all rally around Carlos Hyde and his game-altering runs last week, but we cannot simply hand the ball to him or we will fall into the pit of Mike Singletary and his “we are running Gore 30 times” despair. Hoyer NEEDS to find his touch, or we will come crashing down yet again.
Yeah, we are at home, yeah the Rams are apparently the only team we can beat in recent memory, and yeah, the Rams are channeling our ex-GM in Sean McVay’s grandfather John McVay, so I guess I have to say we actually win this one as the defense continues its stellar play.