Through 1 Quarter
The Los Angeles Rams have gotten on the board early and have managed to keep the New England Patriots off it. Los Angeles is way out in front after one quarter with a 16 to nothing lead over New England. RB Cam Akers has led the way so far for the Rams, as he has picked up 84 yards on the ground on nine carries.
Both Los Angeles and New England were victorious their last time out, but right now only Los Angeles is in position to continue that streak. It’s looking like Los Angeles will be able to keep the momentum, but the Patriots still have three quarters to right the ship.
New England @ Los Angeles
Current Records: New England 6-6; Los Angeles 8-4
What to Know
The New England Patriots are staying on the road on Thursday to face off against the Los Angeles Rams at 8:20 p.m. ET Dec. 10 at SoFi Stadium. Keep an eye on the score for this one: both teams posted some lofty points totals in their previous games, so things might heat up even more when they meet.
New England got themselves on the board against the Los Angeles Chargers last week, but Los Angeles never followed suit. The Patriots claimed a resounding 45 to nothing win over the Chargers on the road. With New England ahead 28 to nothing at the half, the matchup was all but over already. New England QB Cam Newton did work as he passed for one TD and 69 yards on 19 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 48 yards.
Meanwhile, when you finish with 231 more yards than your opponent like Los Angeles did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They took their game against the Arizona Cardinals 38-28. The Rams’ success was spearheaded by the efforts of QB Jared Goff, who passed for one TD and 351 yards on 47 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown, and RB Darrell Henderson, who punched in one rushing touchdown. Goff ended up with a passer rating of 148.50.
The Patriots are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money in their wallets whenever they hit the road.
New England is now 6-6 while Los Angeles sits at 8-4. Two stats to keep an eye on: New England is stumbling into the contest with the fewest passing touchdowns in the NFL, having accrued only eight on the season. To make matters even worse for the Patriots, the Rams enter the game with only 14 passing touchdowns allowed, which is the best in the league. New England fans had better hope their team can run the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, California
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $116.00
The Rams are a 4.5-point favorite against the Patriots, according to the latest NFL odds.
Bettors have moved against the Rams slightly, as the game opened with the Rams as a 6.5-point favorite.
New England have won both of the games they’ve played against Los Angeles in the last six years.
- Feb 03, 2019 – New England 13 vs. Los Angeles 3
- Dec 04, 2016 – New England 26 vs. Los Angeles 10
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