Washington Football Team Reality Checks – Week 5 vs. Rams
By Tim Payne
4. The Reality Is, both secondaries are suspect.
In spite of both secondaries having high-priced players (specifically Collins and Ramsey), both have given up big plays and struggled to get opponents off the field in key moments.
The advantage here clearly still goes to the Rams, however, due to the fact that they have a prolific passing attack which should have a much better chance of capitalizing on Washington’s poor secondary.
Expect a relatively high number of big plays from the Rams, but don’t be surprised if Washington hits some big plays as well against this Rams secondary.
My Prediction: Collins continues to struggle tackling, but between Curl, Apke, and Collins, the Washington secondary benefits from an improved pass-rush, and ends up holding Goff under 300 yards passing. Allen’s sub-250-yard day will be filled with quick game passes and a couple of deep shots. In particular, look for LA to struggle to find Gibson and McKissic in coverage out of the backfield.