UPDATED Dec. 8 9:20 p.m. PT: The Raiders lost a horrible 17-16 game to the Los Angeles Rams.
UPDATED Dec. 6, 2.15 p.m. PT:
The Rams have acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield from the Carolina Panthers. will fly to Los Angeles Tuesday night and could possibly play for the team on Thursday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the former No. 1 overall pick will fly to Los Angeles Tuesday night and could possibly play for the team on Thursday against the Raiders.
Let’s take a look at the Rams:
The Rams are 3-9 and are in last place in the NFC West after a 27-23 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The Rams are extremely battered. They are without wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson, star defensive tackle Aaron Donald and quarterback Matthew Stafford. This is a great opportunity for the visiting Raiders, who will likely be playing in front of many of their fans.
No big rest advantage:
Yes, the Rams have no flights to take. But the Raiders are coming off a home game as well and have a very short flight to Los Angeles. So, the Rams don’t have a big advantage in terms of rest and travel.
The Last meeting:
The Rams have won four of the past five meetings against the Raiders with the last being a 33-13 win in Oakland on a Monday night in Week 1 of 2018. It was Jon Gruden’s return to the Raiders. This is will be the Raiders’ first game against the Rams in SoFi. The Raiders are 1-2 at SoFi against the Chargers.