Time to close out the road trip.
The Los Angeles Rams are taking on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 today to end a three-game road swing. To this point, it’s been tough but successful in a Week 5 win over the Seattle Seahawks and a Week 6 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Today’s contest looks more uneven than the past two on paper especially with CB Richard Sherman inactive, but it’s the Rams-Niners rivalry. It means more. Always does.
Consider last year.
An ascendant Rams team barely (and man alive do I ever mean barely) held off a willing San Francisco side quarterbacked by Brian Hoyer on Thursday Night Football, 41-39. And yes, the strange setting of Week 17 allowed the Niners’ starters to predictably beat the Rams’ backups.
Now? It’s an opportunity for a statement. The Niners are hobbled. The Rams are atop the NFL.
It’s time to rekindle the spark of this rivalry...