The Rams are a team in disarray after six consecutive losses and a slew of major injuries. Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald will all miss this prime-time matchup with the Raiders, leaving the defending champions a shell of their former selves.
Sean McVay hasn’t announced who will be under center for the Rams come Thursday night. The team claimed Baker Mayfield off waivers on Tuesday and hasn’t ruled out the possibility that he could play against the Raiders.
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If Mayfield isn’t ready to go after the quick turnaround, the decision will come down to John Wolford and Bryce Perkins. Wolford is dealing with a neck injury but hasn’t been ruled out.
Regardless of who starts for the Rams, it will be an uphill battle against a resurgent Raiders team. Las Vegas is just 5-7 but has won three consecutive games behind an improved offense. Josh Jacobs has been on a tear out of the Raiders’ backfield, while Davante Adams is playing like the elite receiving weapon.
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A few close wins don’t erase all of Las Vegas’ issues, but they’re keeping Josh McDaniels’ group alive in the AFC playoff race. A hurting Rams team could give the Raiders an opportunity to finally notch a comfortable win.
The defending champions, meanwhile, would be officially eliminated from playoff contention with a loss.
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The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights as the Rams host the Raiders on “Thursday Night Football.” Check out all of the key moments from the Week 14 matchup.
Raiders vs. Rams score
Raiders vs. Rams live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
Updates will begin closer to kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. local time).
Raiders vs. Rams start time
- Date: Thursday, Dec. 8
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Raiders vs. Rams will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. local time). The game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Ca.
What channel is Raiders vs. Rams on?
- TV channel (Las Vegas): KTNV
- TV channel (Los Angeles): KTTV
- Live stream: Prime Video (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)
Like other “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts, Raiders vs. Rams will be live streamed on Prime Video. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color analyst) and Kaylee Hartung (sideline reporter) will be on the call from Los Angeles.
Viewers in the markets of the Raiders and Rams can also watch the game on local channels.
Viewers in Canada can tune in with DAZN, which features every NFL game.