Sunday, September 27, 2020, Bills Stadium, Buffalo, New York, 1 p.m. ET
Rams at Bills Betting Preview: Rams (+2/+110), Bills (-2/-110)
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams (2-0) hope the connection from Jared Goff to tight end Tyler Higbee remains strong when they play their second straight game in the Eastern Time Zone. Goff completed his first 13 consecutive passes on Sunday and lined up with Higbee for three touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 37-19 victory in Philadelphia on Sunday.
A potent running game has benefited the Rams, with Darrell Henderson Jr. rolling up a career-high 121 scrimmage yards (81 rushing, 40 receiving) and a touchdown versus the Eagles while Malcolm Brown has three rushing scores in his last three games overall.
Brown, however, is nursing a finger injury while rookie running back Cam Akers has separated rib cartilage — but both are in line to play on Sunday.
On the other side of the ball, linebacker Micah Kiser earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording a career-high 16 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defended against Philadelphia.
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald hopes to put pressure on Josh Allen while cornerback Jalen Ramsey likely will be a busy man trying to keep Buffalo’s receivers at bay.
Allen earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after setting career highs in passing yards (417) and touchdown passes (four) to lead the Bills (2-0) to a 31-28 victory over Miami. Allen’s 729 passing yards lead the NFL after two weeks, with offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs’ 239 receiving yards sharing top honors with Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley.
Allen appears to like what he sees in Diggs, who reeled in eight passes for 153 yards and a touchdown versus the Dolphins. John Brown has done quite nicely for himself as well, with the speedy wideout finding the end zone in both games this season while third option Cole Beasley has nine catches for 128 yards.
The multitude of options allowed Buffalo to record 524 total yards of offense. The ground attack is still a work in progress, although Devin Singletary posted 76 scrimmage yards (56 rushing, 20 receiving) last week while rookie Zack Moss found the end zone in the season opener via the passing game.
Rams at Bills Betting Pick for Week 3
So, just how good are these teams? A fair question considering the Bills defeated a pair of AFC East teams not named the New England Patriots, while the Rams toppled two teams from an NFC East division that screamed mediocrity (at best) last season.
Buffalo’s passing game appears too strong at the moment, and the aerial attack will help the team secure its second 3-0 start in as many seasons.
Rams at Bills Betting Pick:
Bills 28, Rams 24
Rams at Bills Best Bet for Week 3
While both teams will want to establish the run, the likely result for Buffalo will be to venture to the passing game. Plenty of options will translate into plenty of points on both sides, with the over being a good bet.
Rams at Bills Best Bet: OVER 47.5 (-110)