The Los Angeles Rams (10-1) head into Week 13 fresh off a much-needed bye week. They’ll hit the road this weekend to take on the Detroit Lions (4-7). A win for LA secures them the NFC West crown in back-to-back years.
The Rams will head into Sunday with an extremely clean injury report, and head coach Sean McVay feels the team made the most out of the time off. He had this to say on Friday when asked if things progressed like he’d wanted following the bye:
They did. Our players came back refreshed, re-energized, ready to go. It’s been a good week of preparation. Leaving on a Friday, so we’ll get a chance to head out here soon and hopefully have a good performance on Sunday.
Another positive for the Rams is that they’ll see the return of cornerback Aqib Talib this Sunday. Talib has missed the last 10 weeks, after suffering an ankle injury in the team’s Week 3 win over the Chargers. Whether or not they ease him into action remains to be seen, but expect to see him back out on the field - in some capacity - this weekend.
The Friday injury report for the Rams:
No worries regarding Ndamukong Suh. McVay fielded that question as well on Friday, and put concerns to rest stating that it was simply a day of rest for a veteran. No. 93 is good to go against his former team on Sunday.
As for the Lions, the road leading up to this game, from an injury standpoint, has not been kind. They lost wideout Marvin Jones Jr. to IR earlier this week, and rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has officially been ruled out for Sunday.
Here’s a look at the rest of the injuries for the Lions: