The Los Angeles Rams look to continue making the most of a soft patch of their schedule when they face the winless Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
How to watch:
When: Sunday, Oct. 27
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England.
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
The Rams (4-3) snapped a three-game skid with a thorough 37-10 thrashing of the floundering Atlanta Falcons on the road last Sunday. Jared Goff shook off a slow start to throw for 268 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a third as Los Angeles turned three Atlanta turnovers into 17 points.
Todd Gurley again struggled to find traction running the ball, totaling just 41 yards despite a season-high 18 carries. He did catch one of Goff’s two TD tosses, though, offering hope the Rams offense is back on track after being stifled by San Francisco in a Week 6 loss.
The three takeaways were part of a solid defensive effort as the Rams yielded a season-low 224 yards overall, including 38 on the ground. It also marked the debut of cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was acquired mid-week from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ramsey did not start, but contributed four tackles and a forced fumble as he was usually matched up against Julio Jones.
At 0-7, Cincinnati is off to its worst start since losing its first eight games in 2008. The Bengals hung with Jacksonville for three quarters, carrying a lead into the final 15 minutes before losing 27-17 at home last Sunday. Andy Dalton was intercepted three times in a span of five passes in the second quarter, with the second one returned for a touchdown by Yannick Ngakoue with 4:18 to play. Dalton threw for 276 yards and a TD, but again got little help from the ground game as the Bengals finished with 33 rushing yards for the second straight game. The Bengals averaged just 1.65 yards per carry against the Jaguars and are totaling 2.91 per carry on the season.
This game could mark the season debut of veteran wide receiver A.J. Green, who has been rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery. He was practicing in pads before Cincinnati’s Week 6 loss to Baltimore, but was not able to do so before the loss to the Jaguars due to soreness. Green, who has 602 career receptions after being the fourth overall pick in 2011, is also in the final year of his contract and has been the occasional subject of trade rumors ahead of the league’s Oct. 29 deadline.
Cincinnati is making its second appearance in England, having played Washington to a 27-27 tie in 2016 at Wembley. The Bengals have won the last three games between the teams, with Dalton and Green hooking up for a pair of touchdowns in a 31-7 romp in 2015.