Las Vegas Raiders 16 vs 17 Los Angeles Rams summary: Mayfield makes Rams, debut stats, scores and highlights | NFL Week 14
It was a perfect start to Baker Mayfield’s era in Los Angeles and an ending fit for the big screen as the newest member of the Rams led his side to a sensational comeback win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Mayfield was the hero with 230 yards and a touchdown as the Rams won 17-16 in his LaLa Land debut.
Mayfield under center after two days
Mayfield had been in Los Angeles for a little more than 48 hours before lining up under center for the Rams on Thursday Night Football. In a script fit for Hollywood, the often-chastised former Panther quarterback made magic happen in his incredible premier at SoFi Stadium.
The Rams new QB1 arrived to LA on Tuesday shortly after new broke that he had been dealt to the NFC West side. He didn’t start the game, but he certainly finished it. John Wolford got the first series that went three and out shortly after watching the Raiders score a touchdown on their opening possession. Mayfield was put into the game by head coach Sean McVay on the very next drive.
Right from the start you could see the former Oklahoma Sooner connecting on passes we hadn’t seen him make all year. Perhaps there was a certain sort of freedom he was enjoying, perhaps it was just a wave of emotion from the last couple of days, but Mayfield was like a kid in the school yard running the offense sometimes having to improvise on roll outs or with scrambles.
Raiders red zone problems led to downfall
Vegas went down on their first drive and ran the ball down the Raiders throats. After nine rushes on an 11 play drive, Josh Jacobs punched in the first touchdown of the game less than six minutes in. It would be the last time the Raiders offense would see the end zone.
Las Vegas did scored on their first three possessions, but had to settle for field goals on each of their next two drives despite entering the red zone on both possessions. The Raiders went just 1-4 on red zone drives, and their inability to score touchdowns cost them the game in the end.
On his first possession Mayfield set up a field goal that would be the only points LA scored for the first 57 minutes of the game. The Rams had a chance to cut into the Las Vegas lead in the second quarter, but Cam Akers fumbled the ball as the LA was driving deep into LV territory and that let the air out of the tires at SoFi Stadium.
Carr’s pick before halftime turned game around
Up 13-3 Derek Carr and the Raiders would have a chance to add to their lead right before halftime, but the Vegas QB threw an interception in the end zone less than a minute before the half.
The Raiders offense would shut down after that. They gained a total of just 67 yards in the second half, and Carr passed for just 11 yards after the halftime break.
A scoreless third quarter would allow the Rams to continue to believe despite their offense coming to a stand still as well. They would punt twice and miss a field goal on their first three possessions, but after going down 16-3 with Dan Carlson’s third field goal of the game Mayfield and the Rams ignited the offense.
Mayfield leads comeback fit for Hollywood
Los Angeles went on a 17 play, nine minute drive that resulted in a touchdown when Cam Akers crashed into the end zone with just over three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Rams forced Vegas into a quick three and out, but they would have to go 98 yards in 1:45 with no timeouts after a fantastic 64 yard punt from AJ Cole.
Mayfield would make perfect throw after perfect throw as he hit receivers on the sidelines and stopped the clock. Even when he got sacked early in the drive, the Raiders bailed out when Jerry Tillery was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Mayfield went 6/7 on his final drive and with 10 seconds to go found Van Jefferson on a 23 yard game winning touchdown to start the Mayfield Era off with a bang.
The Rams are technically still in the playoff picture at least for the time being, but with the loss the Raiders path to the post season gets awfully complicated in the AFC.
The Rams D forced Las Vegas into a three and out, but a great punt pinned the Rams back to the two yard line. With no timeouts and 1:45 on the clock Mayfield crafted a comeback for the ages and finished it with this 23 yard TD throw to Van Jefferson.
It took 17 plays and nine minutes, but the Rams punched the ball in for the first time to make it 16-10 with 3 minutes left in the game.
The throws were nice, and it was impressive that Mayfield could step in a take over an offense, but they still only had 3 points deep into the fourt quarter... That would change.
Mayfield didn't know a fraction of the Rams play book so they let him create off the boot legs and make decisions on the run.
Mayfield sat for the first possession, but came on for the second drive and looked comfortable from the start. He was connecting with his recievers on difficult timing throws that a guy on his second day with a team shouldn't be making.
The Raiders had their chance to bury the Rams at the end of the first half, but Derek Carr was pressured and his throw was popped in the air and fell to Ernest Jones in the end zone for the INT
Despite their red zone struggles, the Raiders scored on their first three possessions, and took the game by the horns after Akers coughed up the ball late in the second quarter as the Rams were marching down the field.
The Raiders got into the end zone on the opening drive of the game with this Josh Jacobs two yard TD, but would not get into the end zone again all night. Their red zone inefficency cost them at the end of the game after not being able to close out Baker Mayfield and the Rams.
IT'S ALL OVER IN LA!!!
Mr. Mayfield go paint Los Angeles red, you have earned it tonight!.
Can you belive it? Mayfield leads the last minute comeback with no timeouts, having to go 98 yards on his second day with the team. Wild finish in LA, as the Rams win 17-16 in the final seconds.
Carr is picked on the last play of the game and the Rams are going to win this game!!!
TOUCHDOWN LOS ANGELES!!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!??? Mayfield hits Jefferson with the beautiful pass over the top for Jefferson for a 23 yard TD and the Rams take the lead with 10 second to go!!!!
LA lead 17-16 after a heroic drive from Mayfield!!!
Mayfield with a couple completions, one to Brown and one to Skowronek to set up 1st and 10 form the LV 23!!!
MAYFIELD GOING DEEP AND HE FINDS SKOWRONEK FOR A GAIN OF 32 YARDS!!!
1ST AND 10 FROM THE LV 40.
Mayfield is dropped by Crosby once again, but Tillery was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty after knocking the ball out of his hand.
1st and 10 from the LV 28.
Mayfield was picked, but a pass interference flag flies on LV and the Rams will have a first down from the 22 after the 12 yard flag.
Mayfield with the same pass to the left sideline and Atwell makes the catch for 9 yards.
3rd and 1 from the LA 10.
Mayfield looking for Atwell on the right sideline, but he couldn't get that second foot down.
2nd and 10 from the LA 2.
That punt couldn't have been any better! Cole's kick rolled down the sideline to the 2 yard line after 64 yards.
Jacobs is stopped at the line of scrimmage and the Raiders will have to punt!!!
The Rams will get the ball back after the Two Minute Warning!
Jacobs takes it up the middle and picks up 8 yards which will leave the Raiders with 3rd and short.
3rd and 1 from the LV 34.
The Raiders get the ball at the 25 with 3:19 looking to run some clock.
Jacobs gets the carry on first down and picks up a yard.
2nd and 9 from the LV 26 and the Rams take a timeout with 3:15 to go.
The drive took 9 minutes, and the Rams took 57 minutes to get into the end zone, and Akers punched it in.
TOUCHDOWN LOS ANGELES!!!
Akers up the middle for a one yard TD run after a 17 play, 75 yard drive!
LV still lead 16-10 with 3:19 to go in the game.
Mayfield on the roll out and he found Akers right at the marker and he gets just enough for the first down.
1st and 10 from the LV 1 yard line.
LA want a timeout with 3:55 to go in the game and will have 4th and 1 coming out of the break.
Mayfield was under pressure on third down but found Brown a yard short of the marker after a great thrown with bodies all around him.
4th and 1 from the LV 3.
Akers picks up 3 yards on a run up the middle and the Rams are at the 5 yard line.
Mayfield back to Atwell this time for 3 yards on first down.
2nd and 7 form the LV 8.
Mayfield with a big time throw on 3rd down to Atwell on the out route to the right side and that 13 yard catch moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the LV 11.
Mayfield rolling right this time and Skowronek couldn't make the catch on the low throw.
3rd and 10 coming up from the LV 24.
Mayfield finds Skowronek but that went for just a yard on the roll out and short pass.
2nd and 10 from the LV 24.
Mayfield finds Higbee on the roll out and that goes for 6 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the LV 24.
Allen takes the run up the middle and cuts outside for a gain of 7 yards.
2nd and 3 from the LV 30.
On 3rd and 4, Crosby jumped offside and the Raiders give the Rams another free first down.
1st and 10 from the LV 37.
The call on the field stands, and the pass goes for 6 yards.
3rd and 4 from the LV 42 coming up after the review.
Mayfield with a low short pass and Skowronek looked like he made the catch for 5 yards, but the Raiders want the refs to take another look at it.
Review coming up with 9:10 to go in the fourth quarter.
Mayfields pass to the left side is incomplete as the throw drifted out of bounds.
2nd and 10 form the LV 48.
Mayfield going no huddle on his second day with the Rams and hits Skowronek over the middle for a 14 yard pick up and that moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the LV 48.
Williams gets the screen pass to the left side and that gets 10 yards to make up the penalty yards.
2nd and 10 from the LA 38.
Mayfield fires over the middle for Jefferson and connects for a big gain, but a holding call will erase that play.
1st and 19 from the LA 28.
On 4th and 3 the Raiders jump offsides and that will move the chains and keep the Rams drive alive!
Big mistake there from the Raiders, and that could wake this Rams side up.
Mayfield looking down the field for Atwell, but that pass was overthrown and the Rams go three and out.
4th and 3 coming up for the Rams.
Williams gets the run for a two yard gain on 2nd down.
3rd and 3 coming up from the LA 32.
LA get the ball at the 25 after the touchback, and Mayfield off the play action roll out hits Higbee for a five yard pick up on first down.
2nd and 5 from the 30.
FIELD GOAL RAIDERS!!!
The Raiders extend their lead as Carlson kicks his third field goal of the night, this time from 36 yards. LA is still not out of this game, but they need some scores.
LV lead 16-3 with 12:20 to go in the fourth quarter.
ON 3rd and 7, Carr drops back and looks for Abdullah but the he is stopped short of the first down marker after a 4 yard gain.
4th and 3 from the LA 18 and the Raiders will kick the FG.
Carr looking for Adams over the middle and he comes up short on the throw.
3rd and 7 from the LA 22.
Jacobs gets the first down run and takes it 3 yards up the middle.
2nd and 7 from the LA 23.
Carr takes the QB sneak up the middle and moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 25.
ON 3rd and 2 Jacobs is stopped on the run short of the first down and the Raiders have a decision to make here on 4th and short.
ON 2nd down Jacobs takes it up the middle out of the shotgun and he picks up 8 yards and we are headed to the fourth quarter!
LV leads 13-3 after a scoreless third quarter.
Jacobs up the middle and gets 4 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 37.
Jacobs gets the toss and picks up 7 yards before running out of bounds.
3rd and 2 coming up from the LV 41.
Jacobs is back in the game and they threw a pitch play to him which he looked like he was going to throw in the back field but he tucked it and got a yards.
2nd and 9 from the LA 48.
MISSED FIELD GOAL!!!
It turns out it wasn't out of FG range, but Gay pulled the 61 yarder wide left and the penalty takes points off the board.
LV lead 13-3 and the Raiders start their drive from the 50.
Mayfield finds Atwell for 14 yards to get down to the LV 16 yard line, but a personal foul against the Rams after the play will back the Rams out of field goal range.
4th and 23 from the LV 43.
Atwell with the catch in the flat and he follows some blockers for a first down, but a holding penalty will erase that play.
3rd and 16 from the LV 36.
Mayfield tucks and runs left, looking for the sideline but he is stopped for a loss of one.
3rd and 10 from the LA 30.
Atwell on the reverse, and he had blockers in front of him, but he Raiders drop him for no gain.
2nd and 10 form the LV 30.
Flags fly on a deep shot from Mayfield to Atwell and the pass interference will move the Rams down the field 41 yards.
1st and 10 from the LV 30.
Mayfield to Skowronek over the middle on the crossing route and he takes it 7 yards for a first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 29.
Mayfield and the Rams take the field looking for their first points since the second drive of the game.
Akers takes it five yards on first down.
2nd and 5 from the LA 22.
LA take over at their 27 after the 48 yard punt from Cole.
Carr going deep down the left sideline, but Adams was well covered as Ramsey was all over him.
4th and short and the Raiders will punt after going three and out.
White stopped for no gain on second down and the Raiders are facing 3rd and short. Jacobs would be useful here, but he's questionable to return.
3rd and 2 fro the LV 25.
White gets the handoff after Jacobs went to the locker room with an apparent finger injury.
He gets 8 yards on first down.
2nd and 2 from the LV 25 coming up.
The Raiders will take over from their 17 yard line after a 53 yard line drive punt.
Mayfield held on to it for a little too long and is sacked in the backfield by Jones and Crosby for a loss of one.
LA will punt it back to the Raiders with 8 minutes left in the third quarter.
After a timeout by the Rams, Mayfield looked for the pass to the flat and Crosby blew up the play with a bat down in the backfield.
3rd and 10 from the 30.
Mayfield's pass to Jefferson over the middle was a big too high.
2nd and 10 from the LA 30, and the Rams need a timeout.
Williams gets the handoff again and he cuts the run to the left side and picks up 8 yards and moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 30.
Williams gets the first down run and takes it up the middle after finding a big hole and picks up 8 yards.
2nd and 2 from the LA 22.
The Rams will get the ball back from their 13 yard line after the punt.
They didn't get much going on the first series of the half, let's see if this drive goes any better.
Carr took it and ran after escaping the pocket but picked up 4 before running out of bounds just short of the marker.
4th and 1 from the LA 49 and the Raiders will punt.
Jacobs gets the draw and picks up 15 yards on the run up the middle.
3rd and 5 coming up form the LV 47.
Big collision on a pass over the middle between Moreau and Cole and a defender as the throw falls incomplete.
2nd and 20 from the LV 32.
Jacobs picks up a couple on first down, but a holding call will back the Raiders up 10 yards.
1st and 20 from the LV 32.
After offsetting penalties forced a replay of the punt, Dixon punts it down to the LV 42.
Mayfield with another incomplete pass after the pressure came again and that drive was an ugly one.
4th and long and the Rams will punt.
Mayfield doing a Houdini impression and escapes a certain sack but his pass to Williams is short and incomplete.
3rd and 10 from the LA 19.
Mayfield is dropped in the backfield by Nichols for a loss of 9 yards.
2nd and 10 from the LA 20 after the sack.
Mayfield looking right to Trammell on a short out route, and the WR goes to the ground to make the catch and move the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 29.
On second down, Mayfield tucks and runs on the left side and gets 6 before sliding out of bounds.
3rd and 4 from the LA 24.
WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY FROM LA!!!
The Rams get the ball to start the third quarter and start their drive from the LA 18.
On first down Mayfield drops back and fires left, but the pass to Jefferson is short.
2nd and 10 from the 18.
The Raiders could have made things very difficult for the Rams in the second half with a late half TD, but Jones came up with the INT after the pressure affected Carr's throw.
The Rams were driving on Mayfield's second drive and that took points off the board on a possession where LA looked likely to score at least a field goal.
The Raiders ran it 9 times on the first drive and punched it in from the 2 with Jacbos who has 58 yards.
Adams started the game with this ridiculous one handed catch on the left sideline that led to Jacobs' TD a few plays later.
Mayfield came to LA on Tuesday, a little more than 48 hours later he is under center for the Rams.
He looked good, all things considered. He is 3/6 for 65 yards.
Akers had 26 yards on 8 carries, but that fumble in the second quarter took points off the board for LA.
Carr is 9/13 for 126, and has had LV in position to score TDs, but they only got into the end zone on one of three trips to the red zone.
Jacobs ran the ball 18 times in the first half for 58 yards and Hollins had 40 yards on 3 end arounds.
The Raiders dominated every facet of that first half, and have 235 yards to LA's 95 yards and have twice the time of possession but that interception by Jones kept the Rams in this game going into the final 30 in LA.
LA runs it up the middle with Brown on 3rd down, and that will run the clock down to the end of the half.
LV lead 13-3, but the Rams were dealt a shot of life with that late inteceptions to end the second quarter.
Mayfield over the middle to Trammelle, but the coverage was good and the pass fell incomplete.
3rd and 10 from the LA 20.
Mayfield looking to Higbee on the right sideline and that was too far out in front of the WR.
2nd and 10 from the LA 20.
The pressure got to Carr as his hand was hit on the release, and the ball popped up and was caught by Jones in the endzone!!!
LA take over from the 20 with 49 seconds to go in the half and one timeout in their pocket.
Carr over the middle to Adams on the shallow crossing route.
LA calls a timeout with 56 seconds left and the Raiders will have 3rd and 5 from the LA 10.
Carr scrambling to the right side and he gets back to the line of scrimmage before running out of bounds.
2nd and 10 from the LA 14 with 1:04 on the clock.
Carr deep down the sideline for Adams on the left side and that perfect pass goes for a gain of 35 yards as he got both feet down.
1st and 10 from the LA 15 with 1:11 to go in the half.
Jacobs gets the handoff, but is stopped for no gain.
LV takes a TO with 1:17 to go in the half and 3rd and 3 coming up.
Hollins gets the pitch on the end around and he gets 7 yards on first down.
2nd and 3 coming up.
Jacobs with a gain of .... guess how many... eight yards on the cut to the out side after the run up the middle.
We are headed to the Two Minute Warning with the Raiders at their 43 yard line.
Jacobs gets 8 yards on first down, but this time through the air as Carr hit him out fo the backfield.
2nd and 2 from the LV 35.
Jacobs gets two yards and moves the chains on second down.
1st and 10 from the LV 27.
The Raiders start their drive from the 17 after the TO, and Jabobs gets 8 yards up the middle on first down.
2nd and 2 from the LV 25.
My apologies for not posting this sooner. This should have been up from the second it happened, and the one handed catch from Adams should not stop being replayed for the rest of the season.
Akers lost the ball after a short gain up the middle and the Raiders come out of the pile with the ball after Jones stripped the LA RB.
Vegas will take over at their 17 yard line after the turnover!
On third down, Mayfield hits Skowronek over the middle for a 22 yard gain out of the timeout!!
1st and 10 from the LV 23.
Akers gets the pitch and the Raiders blow that play up for a loss of two.
3rd and 13 from the LV 45 and the Rams will take a timeout with 5:37 on the clock.
Mayfield wasn't on the same page there, and Crosby was waiting in the backfield licking his fingers for the easy sack.
2nd and 12 after the loss of two.
Mayfield hitting Atwll on the crossing route on the right side, he cut back to the middle and got 22 yards on the catch and run.
1st and 10 from the LV 42.
Akers was stopped at the marker, and dragged the pile for 5 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 36.
LA goes back to Akers and he gets 3 yards to bring up 3rd and short.
3rd and 1 from the LA 31 coming up.
The Rams start their drive from the LA 22 with Mayfield back under center.
Akers takes it up the middle for 6 yards on first down.
2nd and 4 from the LA 28.
FIELD GOAL RAIDERS!!!
The loss of 5 yards on the Jacobs run complicated things and the Raiders had to settle for the field goal. Carlson came on for the second time and added 3 points to the score board from 31 yards out.
The Radiers lead 13-3 with 9:40 to go in the half.
Carr's throw to Turner came in low and the WR couldn't control it on the pass to the flat.
The FG unit comes on facing a 4th and 9.
Jacobs is stuffed for a loss of 5 yards, and there was a holding penalty but the Rams decline the penalty.
3rd and 9 from the LA 13 coming up.
Another end around, this time to Turner, and that goes for six yards on the run from left to right.
2nd and 4 from the LA 9.
Carr rolling right and finds Cole hugging the sidelines for an 11 yard pass on first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 14.
Hollins gets the end around again, and gets another big chunk of 15!
1st and 10 from the LA 25.
Jacobs gets the handoff to the right side, and cuts up field and that goes for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the LA 41.
Jacobs trucking through defenders and picks up 7 yards, the Rams are called for another illegal hands to the face and that gives the Raiders a first down from the LA 46.
Carr hits Hollins again on the stop route at the marker, and that will move the chains after a gain of 7.
1st and 10 from the LV 42.
Jacobs gets the hand off and he takes it 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the LV 35.
We are at the end of the first quarter!
The Raiders will start the second quarter from the LV 31 after Abdullah's 15 yard return.
FIELD GOAL RAIDERS!!!
The Rams were in 4 down territory, but they go the safe route and bring in Gay for the 55 yard field goal on 4th and 2 from the LV 37.
LA are on the board, 10-3 with just seconds left in the first quarter.
Mayfield going deep to Atwell and there was a late flag that flew after the pass fell incomplete, but then the refs waved it off.
4th down and 2 from the LV 37.
Akers up the middle for a two yard gain.
3rd and 2 coming up.
Mayfield rolling left after the play action and tucks and runs for a gain of 6 yards.
2nd and 4 from the LV 39.
Mayfield drops back and connects on a big first down strike to Jefferson for a 21 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the LV 45.
Powell with a nice run back and the Rams will start the drive from the LA 34.
It's Mayfield coming in on the second drive after the Rams went 3 and out.
FIELD GOAL RAIDERS!!!
Carr and Las Vegas had their drive cut short, but Carlson adds to the lead with a 52 yard field goal.
LV lead 10-0 after scoing on their opening two possessions.
After LV took a timeout, they ran it with Jacobs up the middle but Wagners cuts him down after a gain of a yard.
4th down coming up and the will bring the field goal unit on.
Carr finds Johnson out of the backfield on the left side for a short gain of 1.
3rd and 5 coming up for the Raiders.
Jacobs up the middle and gets four yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the LA 36.
Carr steps up in the pocket and he finds Hollins again for a 15 yard connection as he just sat in the pocket of the zone.
1st and 10 from the LA 40.
Jacobs gets the hand off to the left side and he picks up 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the LV 46.
End around to Hollins from right to left and he takes it up the sideline for a gain of 17 yards.
1st and 10 from the LV 42.
Carrs short pass to Adams is incomplete after the flag.
2nd and 10 from the LV 25.
The Raiders take over from the 20 after the Dixon punts it into the endzone.
Carr on first down, finds Jacobs for a short gain and a flag flies on the defense again, this time for a hold.
1st and 10 from the LV 25 after the penalty.
End around to Atwell and the Raiders ate that up in the backfield as Crosby blew that play up in the backfield.
4th and 7 from the LA 35 after the Rams go three and out.
Akers is stopped for no gain after his 9 yard spurt up the middle.
3rd and 1 from the 41.
Here come the Rams, starting their first drive from the LA 31 and it's Wolford under center, and not Mayfield.
Akers gets the first run of the drive and he takes it 9 yards on a nice first down gain.
2nd and 1 from the 41.
The Raiders ran it nine times, Jacobs got seven of those on the first drive and finished it off with a TD run from 2 yards out.
The Raiders go right down the field and punch it in with Jacobs who ran the ball seven time and is rewarded with a 2 yard TD.
LV lead 7-0 after 6 six minutes.
Flip to Jacobs on the left side, and he takes it all the way to the 2 yard line after moving the pile at the end of the run.
1st and Goal after the 11 yard gain.
Carr rolling right and runs out of bounds after a gain of 5 yards.
3rd and 5 coming up from the LA 13.
White was stopped for a yard, but a illegal use of hands gives the Raiders a first down afrom the LA 18.
Carr finds Abudullah on a screen pass for 13 yards and that moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 24.
After the big play, Jacobs got a yard, and then Carr's second down pass was incomplete.
3rd and 9 coming up.
WHAT A CATCH!!!
Deep ball down the right sideline and it's Carr connecting with Adams for a 32 yard bomb that the WR brought in with one hand!!!
1st and 10 from the LA 38.
Jacbos gets the first two handoffs of the game and picks up 4 on first down and a yard on second down.
3rd and 5 coming up for the Raiders.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM LA!!!
The Raiders get the ball to start the game, and Derek Carr will start the drive at the 25.
Baker to debut?
The Rams have been decimated by injury this season and with back up QB John Wolford listed as questionable, we could see the newest Los Angeles Ram in the backfield toniight.
Baker Mayfield brought in on Tuesday, and while there is no way he is even close to knowing the entire playbook, LA may be forced to play him tonight.
Three straight wins have the Raiders back in the post season conversation. At 5-7 t hey still have a long way to go before even flirting with a Wild Card spot, but if they keep winning they could catch up to the Jets who currently have the last playoff spot at 7-5.
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The Rams were on the top of the NFC for essentially all of last year. This year they have been laying at the bottom of the conference since the start of the campaign. It’s been a nightmare season for LA, and a loss tonight would ensure that their playoffs chances diminish.
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Lights, camera, action in LA
The story has been the same since the Rams moved backed to LA. They came back to a town with a rich history of football, but many of it’s habitants have pledged their loyalty to other teams around the league. Even in their Super Bowl year, allegiances were divided in the SoFi Stadium stands as many away fans packed the house. This year, it’s been much of the same during the Rams dreadful season and and tonight there should be plenty of Raiders fans in attendance tonight.
Raiders back in LA
The Raiders played in Los Angeles for over a decade as the franchise relocated from Oakland to LA in 1982-94. They know this stadium well, but that’s from playing the other team in LA, the Chargers who are in their division. There is no doubt the Raiders faithful will show up in big numbers tonight to cheer on LV as they look to keep their slim playoff chances alive.
Rams last week
It’s been disappointment after disappointment this season for the Los Angeles Rams this season, but last week they looked like a team that had a sense of pride despite their shocking record. They may not have had Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp or Aaron Donald, but the rest of the cast gave the Seattle Seahawks all they could handle. They may have been beaten on a last minute TD by Geno Smith, but for the first time in a long time the Rams came out and competed.
Raiders last week
Once again it was Josh Jacobs carrying the Raiders to victory on the ground with a fantastic performance on the ground. He ran the ball 26 times for a total of 144 yards and a TD, and while Derek Carr didn’t have an outstanding game he made two big throws that made the difference in the game against the Chargers.
After the defense forced a fumble, Carr pitched a flea flicker to Devante Adams for a 31 yard TD, and on the next possession he connected with Adams again to go up 23-13 in the third quarter. LV’s defense hung on the rest of the way to secure their third win in a row.
We are live from Los Angeles
Hello everyone and welcome to Sofi Stadium, and I must say thanks for tuning in for this game that really doesn’t hold much weight when it comes to the playoff race. When the schedule makers set this game for Thursday Night, they probably thought this was going to be a blockbuster match up with tons of playoff implications on the line. The Super Bowl hangover is still lingering in LA, and while the Rams have not yet been eliminated from the post season, at 3-9 they will have to win out and need everything else to go perfectly. The Raiders have had a sudden resurgence after a terrible start to the season. They still have a long way to go, but their playoff chances look much more promising than the Rams’ chances.
Raiders vs. Rams
There is not a whole lot on the line tonight from Los Angeles as two teams with the slimmest of hopes to make the playoffs take the field at SoFi Stadium tonight. The Los Angeles Rams get set to host the Las Vegas Raiders to start Week 14 and AS English will be with you all night providing live stats, highlights, updates and analysis of tonight’s game from LA.