Patriots vs. Rams live score, updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’ game
The last time the Rams and Patriots faced off, Bill Belichick had Sean McVay and Jared Goff seeing ghosts in Super Bowl 53.
A lot has changed since then. McVay’s offense has changed; it’s no longer dependent on Todd Gurley outside runs. LA is much more balanced with a three-headed rushing attack of Darrell Henderson, Malcom Brown and Cam Akers and a solid receiving duo of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. It has led the Rams to an 8-4 record, tied for first in the stacked NFC West.
Things are significantly different in New England, too, with Tom Brady no longer under center. Instead, the Pats’ offense is built around the legs of Cam Newton, and that has produced mixed results. After starting the year 2-5, the Patriots have won four of their last five to get back to .500 at 6-6. They’re two games out of a wild-card spot in the AFC and coming off their best game of the season, a 45-0 win over the Chargers.
So what will make the difference in this contest? More than likely, it will depend on how well Newton and the Patriots’ rushing attack can hold up against a stout Rams defense led by Aaron Donald up front. LA is giving up just 93.1 yards rushing per game, third-fewest in the NFL. The pass defense has been even better: just 198.3 yards passing per game allowed, fewest in the NFL. If New England can’t establish the run, then don’t expect Newton to be able to bail it out with his arm.
Patriots vs. Rams score
Patriots vs. Rams live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
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‘Thursday Night Football’ start time
- Date: Thursday, Dec. 10Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, now with more TV options thanks to the addition of Fox to the broadcast.
NFL Week 14 schedule
Below is the complete schedule for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Sunday, Nov. 22
Monday, Nov. 23