While the season has been a disappointment overall for the Rams, Wagner remains one of the best at his position, leading the team in tackles with 118, to go along with five sacks and an interception. 3. Which team gets grounded on Christmas? The quarterback concerns for both teams place more of an emphasis on the running games. The problem is that neither Los Angeles nor Denver has excelled in that aspect either.
Impact Though McVay said Donald is "making good progress" in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain, the star defensive lineman has yet to resume practicing since suffering the injury Week 12 and will miss his fourth consecutive game Christmas Day. Given that the 4-10 Rams are eliminated from playoff contention, there's little incentive to expose Donald to further injury over the final three weeks of the season, so expect the 31-year-old to turn his sights toward returning at 100 percent health for offseason workouts.
Detroit owns Los Angeles' first-rounder for the trade that brought Matthew Stafford to the Rams in January 2021 while Denver's first-rounder (and second-rounder) next year belongs to Seattle for the blockbuster trade in March that sent Russell Wilson to the Mile High City. There's still pride to play for and those who are pending free agents are auditioning for next season. At the top of this list is Baker Mayfield, who is definitely playing for his next contract. He's had just two starts for the Rams and if he wants to do that for another team in 2023 he will need to play better than he did on Monday night in Green Bay. The problem is that Denver's defense is very solid, ranking fourth in the NFL in both total (309.
LA has won four straight in this series including the 2018 meeting in Denver where the Rams won 23-20. That contest was a quarterback matchup between Jared Goff and Case Keenum, but it was Todd Gurley who stole the show with 208 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Related: Expert Picks for Every Week 16 NFL GameDenver (4-10) ended its five-game losing streak last week with a 24-15 win over Arizona. The Broncos were down 9-3 in the third quarter before scoring 21 straight points. Brett Rypien, filling in for Russell Wilson who was not cleared from concussion protocol, got the start and he was very efficient going 21-of-26 for 197 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Latavius Murray ran for 130 yards, which was the first time the team had someone go over 100 on the ground.
Ernest Jones should see an uptick in snaps with Gervase sidelined. 19 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Marquise Copeland - Set for second consecutive absence Copeland (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Impact Copeland suffered the injury in the Rams' Week 14 win over the Raiders. He was unable to practice in any capacity leading up to Sunday's contest, so it's unclear when he may be able to retake the field. Copeland has served in a rotational role along the defensive line this season, and his absence should set Jonah Williams up for extra playing time. 19 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE David Long Jr.
The defense forced three turnovers and held Arizona to 240 yards of total offense. The Cardinals were already missing Kyler Murray (torn ACL) and had to finish the game with third-string quarterback Trace McSorley after backup Colt McCoy suffered a concussion early in the third quarter. The Rams (4-10) froze their way to a 24-12 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on "Monday Night Football. " After all the fanfare over Baker Mayfield joining LA and winning his first game, he came back down to earth going 12-for-21 for 111 yards with a touchdown and an interception. It was a sad effort altogether by that side of the ball as the team managed just 156 yards of total offense with Cam Akers being the leading rusher and leading receiver.
Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Rams live stream, TV channel, start time, odds | Week 16The Los Angeles Rams (4-10) play on Sunday at 4:30 PM ET at SoFi Stadium against the Denver Broncos (4-10). While the Broncos rank worst in the NFL in scoring offense with 15. 6 points per game, it’s been a different situation on defense, as they rank third-best (18.
2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Baker Mayfield getting better sense of what Rams are about Los Angeles Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield is starting to understand what his new teammates and coaches are about2 DAYS AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Aaron Donald - Sits out walk-through session Donald (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
These last few games are going to be trying to establish momentum for the veteran and then scrubbing this whole season from his memory. Wilson has just 11 touchdown passes over 12 games and will be going up against a Rams defense that can be had through the air (227. 1 ypg, 21st). Jerry Jeudy has been producing with Courland Sutton out so that's a positive. This also will serve as a mini-reunion of sorts with Wilson going up against longtime former Seahawk teammate, linebacker Bobby Wagner. After 10 years, the six-time, first-team All-Pro was released by Seattle in March and signed with Los Angeles.
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There just may not be a lot of offense in SoFi Stadium on Christmas. Final AnalysisWatching this game will be like getting coal in your stocking as I can't imagine many people will have any fantasy players from either team and fans watching from home may be checking out "A Christmas Story" on TBS instead. If there was ever a game that deserved to finish in a tie, it would be this one. The only redeeming quality is that it's not outside and the players won't be freezing cold.
His status for Sunday's game against the Broncos may gain some clarity on L. A. 's final Week 16 practice report, which could be forecast if he's unable to get on-field work Friday. 2 DAYS AGO • ROTOWIRE Chandler Brewer - Likely returning from IR soon The Rams designated Brewer (knee) to return from their injured reserve list Thursday ahead of Sunday's game versus Denver. Impact After missing the team's last five games recovering from an MCL sprain, Brewer appears poised to be activated from the injured reserve list within the next couple of weeks. With a ton of injuries plaguing the Rams' offensive line, Brewer may be asked to step into a starting role as soon as he's ready to play again.
Assuming Donald doesn't play in Weeks 17 or 18, he'll finish his ninth NFL season with 49 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 11 appearances. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Wilson, Wagner meet as opponents when Broncos visit Rams Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner will face each other in competition for the first time in their 11-year NFL careers when the Denver Broncos visit the Los Angeles Rams for Christmas1 DAY AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS At 32, Broncos tailback Latavius Murray still running strong Three months ago, Broncos running back Latavius Murray was at home thinking his career may be done1 DAY AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS John Wolford - DNP at walkthrough Wolford (neck) didn't take part in Thursday's walkthrough, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Impact The Rams didn't hold a session Wednesday, but Wolford hasn't mixed into any of the minimal drills that the team has gone through this week as he deals with a lingering neck issue.
1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Aaron Donald unlikely to return this season, McVay says Aaron Donald is unlikely to return to the Los Angeles Rams’ defense this season1 DAY AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Aaron Donald - Likely done for season Rams head coach Sean McVay said Donald (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Broncos and is unlikely to suit up again this season, Sarah Barshop of ESPN. com reports.
- Set to return Long (groin) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against Denver, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Impact Long has missed each of the Rams' last two games, though managed a pair of limited practices before turning in a full session Friday. He'll be set to return to a depth role in the team's secondary. 19 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE John Wolford - Not available Week 16 Wolford (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Impact Wolford will be sidelined for a second straight game while he continues to battle a lingering neck injury that kept him from practicing all week. Bryce Perkins will step in for Wolford as the backup to quarterback Baker Mayfield, who draws his second consecutive start.
Impact Howard has played in only one game this season, which came in Week 9 against the Buccaneers. He was unable to practice in any capacity throughout the week, so his return does not appear to be imminent. 18 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Jake Gervase - Won't face Broncos Gervase (ankle) was ruled out Friday for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Impact Gervase suffered the injury in Monday's loss to the Packers. He was unable to practice in any capacity throughout the week, so it's unclear when he may be able to return to the field.
Los Angeles Rams News - NFLJake Gervase - Hitting injured reserve The Rams placed Gervase (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. Impact Gervase left the Rams' Week 15 loss at Green Bay in the second half due to an ankle injury, which didn't allow him to practice Wednesday through Friday and resulted in the team ruling him out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With the move to IR, his season now is over with the Rams out of playoff contention, meaning he'll end his fourth pro campaign with six tackles in 14 appearances. 15 MINS AGO • ROTOWIRE Travin Howard - Sitting for seventh straight game Howard (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Denver (4-10) at Los Angeles (4-10)Kickoff: Sunday, Dec. 25 at 4:30 p. m. ETTV: CBSLive Stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)Spread: Broncos -2Tickets: As low as $54 on SITickets. com* Three Things to Watch1. Who wants it more? Let's be honest... this is the game that you can go sit with your family and miss on Christmas because there's literally no intrigue to this matchup. There isn't even a benefit for the losing team when it comes to improving draft position because neither team has its first-round pick next year because of trades for their starting quarterbacks.
The Rams are 30th in the league with 85. 1 rushing yards per game as leading rusher Cam Akers is averaging mere 3. 5 yards per carry. The Broncos aren't much better off at 107. 8 yards on the ground per game as they have had to cycle through running backs following a season-ending injury to Javonte Williams in Week 4 and releasing Melvin Gordon in late November. Journeyman Latavius Murray leads the team in rushing with 510 yards but he's averaging 4. 1 yards per carry and has just three runs of 20-plus yards in his nine games with Denver. He's also dealing with a foot injury that has limited his practice participation this week. On top of that, both the Rams and Broncos are ranked in the top 15 when it comes to the fewest rushing yards allowed per game.
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