Raising Zona: What are your bold predictions, and who is someone who will have a surprise performance in the game?
5) I don’t know if this is bold, but I think the Cardinals win this football game – even if Kyler Murray doesn’t play. The Cardinals have built their roster very well to compete in the NFC West, and this year have evolved into a team that can handle everything that the Rams are going to throw at them.
Someone to really watch on the Rams is RB Malcolm Brown. The Rams have shown that they will use him as though he’s a versatile running back – designing power screen and power draw concepts to better utilize Browns skill set. I think that the Rams will lean on him more and try to take advantage of the lack of physicality that the Cardinals have in the trenches – and force the linebackers to play downhill and make plays.
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