The Los Angeles Rams canceled practice and the Oakland Raiders were limited to just a walkthrough because of raging wildfires in California on Friday.
Fire forces 45 Rams’ employees to evacuate | Pro Football Talk
The Southern California wildfires forced 45 Rams employees to evacuate, coach Sean McVay said Friday. Around 20 players and coaches were affected, including defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and defensive line coach Bill Johnson.
NFL: At this point, games in Oakland, LA will go on as scheduled | Pro Football Talk
“We are monitoring conditions in California and are in close communication with the clubs and local authorities. At this point, both the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders game and the Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams game will kick off as scheduled.”
After 12 people were killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting on Wednesday night, there was an outpouring of support from Los Angeles’ teams and athletes. Among those expressing condolences was Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, who will reportedly be donating his game check (approximately $60,000) to the families of those killed and the victims, per The Athletic’s Jay Glazer.
Healthy Rams look to sweep Seahawks with improved run defense | Rams’ official site
The Rams will host the Seahawks for the teams’ second meeting in 2018. In Week 5, the Rams got the best of the Seahawks in a two-point victory at a dreary CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
“We literally kicked their ass up front.” That was just a sampling of how the Seahawks’ right guard D.J. Fluker colorfully and enthusiastically described the job his offensive line did against Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh & Co. in paving the way for Seattle’s best rushing performance of the season.
Aaron Donald is a man of few words. He prefers to just play football. As such, it hardly came as a surprise this week that Donald had little to say when asked about facing the Seattle Seahawks, particularly right guard D.J. Fluker, who insinuated after the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seahawks in Week 5 that the Rams’ star-studded defensive line wasn’t worth all the hype.
Peters moving forward after last week’s performance | Rams’ official site
Cornerback Marcus Peters doesn’t sugarcoat when he makes a point. If that wasn’t clear from the first half of his first season as a Ram, it certainly should’ve been with his comments in the immediate aftermath of the 45-35 loss to the Saints.
The season began on a high note for Rams cornerback Marcus Peters. The Oakland native intercepted a pass against the Raiders in the opener and joyously returned it for a touchdown to cap the Rams’ victory in his hometown.
Gurley appreciates teammates for creating running lanes | Rams’ official site
With running back Todd Gurley leading the league in a multitude of categories — including yards rushing (868), yards from scrimmage (1,230), rushing touchdowns (12), total touchdowns (16), and points (102) — there’s a reasonable expectation for him to be noticed when he goes out in Los Angeles.
NFL’s two best run-blocking teams getting it done differently | Pro Football Focus
Running back talk is provocative nowadays. It gets the people going. Statements like, “Todd Gurley should win MVP” are sure to generate strong opinions on both sides.
Fowler familiar with challenge of Russell Wilson | Rams’ official site
All things considered, outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. has experienced a hectic last two weeks. He was traded to Los Angeles last Tuesday and was on the field for a Wednesday walk-thru. Then he played 62 percent of the Rams’ defensive snaps last week against the Saints.
Rams-Seahawks: Week 10 national media predictions | Seattle Times
The Seahawks head to Los Angeles with a chance to stay mathematically alive for the NFC West, but they’re 10-point underdogs to the Rams. Is anyone picking an upset at the Coliseum?
Seahawks-Rams Week 10 matchup | CBS Los Angeles
The Rams return home in Week 10 to welcome intra-conference rival the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks check in at 4-4, good enough for second place in a diminished NFC West, though they’ve struggled to gain traction and momentum so far this season
NFL on Fox Seahawks at Rams Week 10 preview | Pro Football Focus
This Seahawks-Rams preview features the same information their broadcast partners use for team research and in-game production.
The Rams are 10-point favorites this weekend, but they have to be wary of a resilient Seahawks squad that refuses to give up. Here are the three biggest concerns facing Los Angeles in Week 10.
The Seahawks have listed seven players — including five starters — as questionable for Sunday’s game in Los Angeles against the NFC West-leading Rams.
Three key matchups: Seahawks at Rams | Seahawks’ official site
Here are three key matchups that could help decide Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum