Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Los Angeles Rams-Detroit Lions Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Los Angeles Rams (3-2) at (-3) Detroit Lions (2-3), Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Rams. I’m making this pick assuming Rams defensive linemen Michael Brockers, Will Hayes and Robert Quinn all return this weekend. If they don’t, I blame this pick on them.
Ricky: Rams. Aaron Donald had three sacks the last time these teams hooked up last season, and he could be in for a similar performance this week against a Lions team that ranks 28th in the NFL with 14 sacks allowed this season.
Andre: Rams. I used this same reasoning last week and it didn’t work, but I’ll try again: The Rams have 34 defensive hurries this season (3rd). I think it’ll be more of a factor this week because they’re playing a pass-centric Lions team. The Lions have also allowed 4.9 yards/rush attempt, so I expect Todd Gurley to have a huge day.
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