2019 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 8

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Cincinnati Bengals (0-7) at Los Angeles Rams (4-3)

Sunday, October 27, 1PM ET

Just when it looked like the Los Angeles Rams were falling out of relevance, they got a lucky break in the scheduling department. They got their mojo back a bit in Week 7 with a shellacking of the Atlanta Falcons, and now get another easy matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

One of two winless teams left, the Bengals have been a complete disaster this season. They sport arguably the worst defense in the NFL, and the offense hasn’t been able to put points on the board despite producing decent yards. As a result, they’ve been outscored by 72 points through seven games.

The Rams haven’t been anything special after going to the Super Bowl last season. Jared Goff has been a shell of his former self, and Todd Gurley still seems to be powering through injury. The defense also hasn’t been as stout as it was a season ago, which is why they’re currently sitting at 4-3.

Luckily for them, they should be 5-3 by Sunday afternoon. The Bengals will likely keep it interesting through the first half, but I won’t be any bit surprised if Los Angeles pulls away in the second half by dismantling Cincinnati’s awful, injury-riddled secondary.

Prediction: Rams win 31-10