2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC West
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2hTim Keown

C.J. Anderson is more than the Fat Back

C.J. Anderson made waves for more reasons than one after a dominating game against the Cowboys. But his path to the NFC Championship Game proves he's much more than a punchline.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams' official injury report on Thursday: "No injuries to report." Clean bill of health as they prepare for the NFC Championship game.

Phillips' son is reason for joining McVay (1:12)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods, on the Superdome: "The crowd shouldn't have an impact, and it won't have an impact."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The rain has held off, and the Rams will practice on their normal fields — not under a tent that has been setup over the parking lot. Thursday is their longest practice day of the week.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams intend to practice on the grass today, and Sean McVay sounded confident they could get at least some work in on the turf because they had a tarp covering the field. If not, they'll have to practice under the giant tent, which sits on asphalt. The Rams explored traveling elsewhere to practice under normal conditions, but decided it would be best not to disrupt the normal rhythm of the week.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he "did a disservice" to Marcus Peters the first time they played the Saints. "He didn't have any help," Phillips said. "We learn as we go."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Tarps have been removed from the practice field with a light drizzle falling at the team facility. Grounds crew workers are out with blowers to dry up some wet spots.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like it's still pouring rain at the Rams' facility. That means their padded and most important practice of the week will take place in that makeshift airplane hangar that is sitting in their parking lot, on asphalt. It really hardly rains in Southern California. Of all weeks, it rains on this one.

21h

The Right Time: Bo & Mina talk Conference Championships

Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).

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1d

'Does experience matter?' Barnwell & Graziano preview the NFC Championship

Bill and Dan Graziano of ESPN preview the NFC Championship matchup in the NFL Postseason of Rams-Saints. Does experience matter between Sean McVay and Sean Payton? Can Aqib Talib slow down Michael Thomas? Will Andrus Peat hold up against Aaron Donald? What's the best offensive strategy going to be for both teams? Those questions and so much more answered.

Young: Goff's success could be reliant on run game (0:43)
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2dAlden Gonzalez

Gumbo rift in past, according to Peters, Payton

Rams cornerback Marcus Peters took exception to a comment from Saints coach Sean Payton after the teams met earlier this season, but they spoke highly of each other Wednesday in advance of Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LT Andrew Whitworth, born and raised in Louisiana, said he won three high school state titles at the Superdome, in addition to a national championship while at LSU. "That place means a lot to me," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams CB Marcus Peters, on Sean Payton: "I see y'all trying to make it something it's not, man. Just all respect to Sean Payton. I just love the fact that he's a competitor. It wasn't nothing to be disrespectful. I was pissed off."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Sean McVay said Wednesday that Todd Gurley felt good coming off Saturday's win over the Cowboys, but that Gurley would be limited in practice this week. "We would continue to do that regardless," McVay explained. "That's just because of the workload that he's had."

Bruschi and Fox like the Saints at home (1:28)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton wasn't asked directly about Marcus Peters' "gumbo" comments at first. Instead he was asked if he's more of a chicken and andouille or seafood gumbo kind of guy. Payton said next question, but smiled and said he knew where the reporter was going with the question. ... When asked a follow-up, Payton said he has a lot of respect for Peters, and the Saints' goal in the 2015 draft was actually to come away with "Peat and Peters" with their two first-round picks — but they missed out on Peters.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams have constructed a large tent over their parking lot, where they will hold two walkthroughs on Wednesday. Their fields are covered with tarps, with heavy rain moving across Southern California this week.

3d

Is C.J. Anderson the Ram's winning factor?

Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson joins Mason and Ireland and previews this weekend's NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints. C.J. also compares the Rams mental state to that of the Denver Broncos when he won a Super Bowl title with the Broncos.

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.7
Rushing Yards139.4
Points For32.9
Points Against24.0