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Rams are facing long back-to-back road trips to Philadelphia and Buffalo

Coronavirus pandemic-modified travel plans mean that the team won’t stay on the east coast in between Eagles and Bills games

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After a fabulous start to the 2020 season in their brand new home of SoFi Stadium, the 1-0 LA Rams are hitting the road for two long road trips.

The Rams will next play at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday morning, and then at the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 27.

To prepare for the trip, Rams coach Sean McVay had to call an audible and change plans.

What seemed like a smart more to stay on the east coast back in April has become too complicated for the Rams. So, now, they are going to have to navigate the toughest road portion of their season right away — by logging more than 10,000 air miles in eight days.

It’s not ideal, but it happens in the NFL, and, actually, it may be the best for the team anyway because of the NFL’s coronavirus guidelines. All teams must go straight from the airport to the team hotel and conduct all activities there, including meetings and all meals.

Cutting down these trips to simply all business could work in the Rams’ favor. Also, it will allow the Rams to practice at home instead of a different location before each game

If they can acclimate to the jet lag, the Rams have a great opportunity. The schedule eases up some after the Buffalo trip with three of the next four games being played in California with two games at SoFi Stadium, starting against the New York Giants in Week 4.