September 07, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (8-8) vs LOS ANGELES (4-12)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Rams by 3 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 23-18-2

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Colts 38-8, Nov. 10, 2013

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 25, Rams No. 30

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (23), PASS (5).

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (25), PASS (27).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (31).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (16), PASS (10).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Colts without star QB Andrew Luck, whose right shoulder injury didn't heal in time for opener. ... QB Scott Tolzien to make 4th career NFL start for Colts. He is 0-2-1. ... Indy traded with New England for Patriots' third-string QB, Jacoby Brissett. ... T.Y Hilton was league's 2016 yards receiving champ with 1,448 on 91 catches. ... K Adam Vinatieri still going strong at 44, oldest player in NFL. ... RB Frank Gore comes off yet another 1,000-yard season with 1,025 rushing, but only four TDs. ... Rams' Sean McVay, 31, makes debut as youngest head coach in modern NFL history. ... Rams QB Jared Goff is also winless as starter, going 0-7 last season as rookie. ... Rams WR Tavon Austin had 314 all-purpose yards in franchises' last meeting in 2013. ... Back in 1972, Rams owner Robert Irsay traded entire franchise to Baltimore Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom. ... Rams are hosting opening-week game at Coliseum for first time since 1979, shortly before they moved to Anaheim. ... USC finishes game vs. Stanford on same Coliseum field 16 hours before Rams-Colts kickoff. ... Fantasy Tip: Rams RB Todd Gurley looks ready to bounce back from disappointing 2016, when yards per carry dipped from 4.8 as rookie to 3.2. Offensive line is rebuilt, and McVay's offense appeared to open up field for Gurley in preseason.

---

AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

You May Like