A little less than two years ago, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams met in Atlanta to decide the world champions of football for the 2018 NFL season. It was old-school versus new-school: Bill Belichick vs. Sean McVay, Tom Brady vs. Jared Goff, and so on. But instead of a thrilling, exciting game, football fans watched a defensive battle — a 13-3 slog that featured no passing touchdowns, an overall third down conversion rate of under 25 percent, and a total of 14 punts.
This year, these two teams meet for the first time since that game, but the game’s MVP (Julian Edelman) is on injured reserve and the Patriots’ quarterback is playing for the Buccaneers. The Rams still have many of the same key players that they leaned on during their Super Bowl run, but a few notable names like Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Cory Littleton have also moved on to other teams.
Thus, tonight’s game is a rematch only because of the franchises involved. Still, the storylines will likely look back at that game throughout much of the evening as we tune in for another night of football. Join us here in the comments as we tune in for Rams-Pats tonight.
New England Patriots (6-6) vs. Los Angeles Rams (8-4)
Thursday, December 10, 2020
5:20 PM Pacific Time (8:20 PM Eastern)
FOX & NFL Network
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink