Week 8, Best Non-Chiefs matchups: Bengals-49ers will tell us a lot

As the Chiefs prepare for the Broncos again, we prepare you for the top non-Chiefs games of the week, highlighted by the San Francisco 49ers vs the Cincinnati Bengals. We discuss.

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3. Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys

Game Time: Sunday, October 29, 12:00 PM CT

Odds Via DraftKings Sportsbook: Cowboys (-6.5)

TV: Fox/NFL Sunday Ticket

The Rams are one of the biggest "maybe" teams in the NFL. They have tremendous playmakers on offense and have perhaps the best defensive player in football on the roster. If they can find their rhythm and identity, they seem like an easy pick for a playoff team. With that in mind, they have not yet shown what they have been hyped to be. Yes, Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp are great, but what do they have to show for it? This week, they get a real chance to showcase what they are.

Dallas is coming into this one with something to prove as well. At this point, they have two losses on the season. One against the 49ers in a blowout. The other in a close one against the Cardinals. After a tight and hard-fought win over the Chargers, Dallas got their bye week. Now, coming off of the bye, they should have a plan in place. If they come out flat, it could be time to sound the alarm.

The bottom line: I am actually taking the Rams in this one. Yes, Dallas is coming off the bye and is at home, but they are the league's most overhyped team. The Rams have a defense that is just good enough to keep the Cowboys from putting up a lot of points. With the injuries on the Dallas defense, I believe that the Rams will find a way to put points on the scoreboard.

Prediction: Rams 27, Cowboys 21