Rams cancel practice for fire; 20 players, coaches evacuate

Lynette Rowe
November 14, 2018

Wilson's third-down short pass intended for Nick Vannett was incomplete. His skills have helped lead the Rams to a 9-1 start, placing them at the top of the list next to the Saints (the only team to beat them) as NFC contenders.

"It's been a tough week", coach Sean McVay said, "where there's a lot of things that are lot bigger than football going on".

"Great job by our guys finding a way to win". The Rams are 9-1 and looking to gain home field advantage in the playoffs.

Goff, one of about two dozen players who were evacuated from their homes, echoed McVay and said the Rams were playing with the beleaguered region on their mind. The Rams in the past have not done well in big games and when they are down.

Whitworth's game check from Sunday - about $60,000 - will be donated to the Ventura County Community Foundation's Conejo Valley Victims Fund, a fund to support the families of the victims.

The game is the Rams annual Salute to Service military appreciation game, honoring and supporting members of the military. He completed 16, for 163 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Gerald Everett in the middle to end L.A.'s opening drive. Especially if Penny comes close to duplicating his production on Sunday when the running back ran for 108 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.

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The record was previously held by the late Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Elroy Hirsch, who scored touchdowns in 11 consecutive games in the 1950 and 1951 regular seasons. He was right; the Rams, the NFL's top-ranked offense rolled up 456 yards one month after gaining 468 in their 33-31 win in Seattle. "We just have to stay alive and keep going". If we can make one or two plays here or there across the board — offensive, defensive, special teams, whatever it may be — we can turn that around really easily. The Seahawks lost home games to the Rams, 33-31, October 7, and to the Chargers, 25-17, last Sunday.

Robert Woods, who leads the Rams with 55 catches, is likely to play more frequently in the slot.

In other games on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs continued their impressive campaign with a 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. That's the challenge facing Seattle's run defense, which is giving up 4.8 yards per attempt - tied for fourth worst in the league - but has been effective in stretches. He also has 13 rushing touchdowns, and another four receiving touchdowns.

The Seahawks responded with Wilson's scramble runs to the red zone. On their last possession Wilson overthrew receiver Tyler Lockett near the sidelines.

Except this year, when the fourth-quarter mistakes by Wilson have overshadowed his late-game successes.

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