to watch DE Bruce IrvinSergio Estrada-USA TODAY SportsWith the departure of Khalil Mack Kurt Warner Jersey , the big dog of the Oakland Raiders defense is now Irvin. New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is going to utilize the 30 year-old pass rusher to maximum effect, so look for LT Andrew Whitworth to have his hands full on the offensive line. And if QB Jared Goff has a rough night, it would make sense to assume that Bruce Irvin had something to do with it.WR Amari CooperKyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsPencil it in: WR Amari Cooper vs. CB Marcus Peters. Both players have a lot to prove this season. Cooper needs to rebound after a lackluster season last year and Peters wants to prove that he deserves a big contract and that the Kansas City Chiefs made a big mistake in trading him. WR Jordy Nelson was brought into the Raiders organization to mentor Cooper, so secondtime first-year Head Coach Jon Gruden and his staff obviously have big plans for the star wideout — he just needs to fulfill his potential and that starts on Monday night. CB Gareon ConleyStan Szeto-USA TODAY SportsA first-round pick in 2017, Conley has been limited by injuries during rookie season.However, it appears that standout Ohio Stateproduct is ready to roll against the Los Angeles Rams. With elite speed, Conley will be able to chase after guys like WR Brandin Cooks and WR Robert Woods with little difficulty. It may make sense for Goff to stay away from him if it appears that he’s healthy and locked in.DE Arden KeyCary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsThe third-round pick from LSU assumed that he was going to learn from his veteran teammates during his rookie year, but with the recent trade that send Mack to the Chicago Bears Joe Namath Jersey , DE Arden Key has been presented with the opportunity to provide solid run defense, which will be needed with RB Todd Gurley II on the field. The early hype on Key is that he has Aldon Smith skills with career trajectory of Danielle Hunter. QB Derek CarrCary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsCarr and Cooper’s successes in the NFL are linked; their conjoined decline last year in production was obviously no coincidence. If Carr can stay healthy and play at the level his did two years ago, then Cooper will also be a threat in the open field once again. Carr’s biggest flaw is his pocket presence. That’s great news for the Rams’ defensive line which will be swarming all around him on Monday night. Carr excels when he’s not under pressure, so Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips needs to consistently bring the heat in order to keep Carr off his game. “Almost” doesn’t put you to sleep at night. When the Los Angeles Rams took the field to host the Philadelphia Eagles, hopes were high for a uplifting win. By the 4th quarter, fans were just hoping for a disappointing win. Well, we got an “almost,” so that’s something Cooper Kupp Jersey , I guess.Let’s dish out some grades, shall we?QuarterbacksQB Jared Goff threw the ball 54 times. 35 of those instances, he completed a pass, but none of those moments ended up with a touchdown. Goff is quickly turning into a dink n’ dunk guy. For the second straight game, Jared Goff looked shook. The kid can rack up the stats, but his accuracy caused a lot of palms to smack foreheads. Running BacksRB Todd Gurley II scored two touchdowns and fought through most of the game with a bum knee. So yeah, he only ran for 48 yards, but he was the beating heart of the offense as he usually is Todd Gurley II Jersey , catching 10 passes for 76 yards. If only he was healthy in the second half. Tight EndsTE Tyler Higbee and TE Gerald Everett did fine.Wide RecieversWatching the game, I was mad at the WR corps, but most of that anger fell to WR Josh Reynolds, who dropped too many passes. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks did their jobs, but no one was electric. Offensive LineHas the offensive line showed their age? Are they essentially the target demographic for CBS procedural dramas? Aside from LT Andrew Whitworth, the O-line seemed like they were cooked. The run game couldn’t get going and they all just seemed... off. I’m not sure how you fix “old and slow” going into the playoffs, but the offensive line needs whatever magic trick that is.Defensive LineThe Eagles run game was kept in check, but QB Nick Foles was nice and comfortable in his pocket as DE Aaron Donald had another quiet game on Sunday night. LinebackersThese guys suck.Defensive backsAre all of these guys Aaron Donald Jersey , save for John Johnson III secretly injured? CB Aqib Talib had an interception, which was nice and all, but he still seemed like a shell of his former self at times. Special TeamsWR JoJo Natson should called for a fair catch and I’m still mad about it. CoachingThis wasn’t Coach McVay’s problem, at least with his coaching on the field. The players themselves should probably own this loss. Even though the Rams put themselves in position to make a comeback at the end of the game, it never really felt like they were the better team. They just felt like they wanted to be somewhere else. This isn’t a great spot in the season to slump like this, so let’s hope they bounce back next week against Arizona.