my take is that this will be a real battle. The Als have not played softly all year and their stats are showing a top tier team actually. Many of us have difficulty fully embracing that notion. I do too based on my preseason thoughts. But we are now passed 1/2 point and here we are.
This road game against a good West squad coming off a brutal beating is a tough one.
I’m not convinced that their defense is equipped to deal with a very mobile QB. Containing Fijardo is key, moreso than sacks. That is not Bowman’s game so we’ll see how they do that. Muambo is going to have to be at his best. DBs will be mostly in zone so they will be facing Fijardo and that will cause the haters of bend don’t break style to really be in their element here. I think the game will have plenty of yards gained.
Crowd noise will be a real issue for the Als resulting in more than a few illegal motion penalties.
I think Riders will win by 6 or less.