Friday, October 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams Weekly! London Edition!

Twickenham Prepares for NFL. Same name, different game as Beckham, Giants face Rams in LondonThe soccer nets all over England have taken a beating through the years from players like David Beckham, "bending" shots into their fabric.

Rams embrace culture while visiting London. The Los Angeles Rams arrived in London on Monday in preparation for their upcoming matchup against the New York Giants, part of the annual NFL International Series. With nearly a full week in the city before Sunday's game at Twickenham Stadium, the team had plenty of time to become immersed in a new culture across the pond.

Fresh off recording four tackles in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, two-time Pro Bowl selection Aaron Donald became the first NFL player to sign the guestbook at Pinewood Studios, home of the James Bond film franchise. After penning his name on a list that includes Queen Elizabeth II, Donald shared his best James Bond impression with the world.

📖🖊@AaronDonald97 became the first #NFL player to sign the @PinewoodStudios guestbook yesterday... joining the Queen in there!#UKRams

— #OnlyInTheNFL (@NFLUK) October 19, 2016
Could @RamsNFL's @AaronDonald97 be the next James Bond? 

"Donald. Aaron Donald" 😄 #OnlyInTheNFL 🏈#UKRams

— #OnlyInTheNFL (@NFLUK) October 18, 2016
On Tuesday, punter Johnny Hekker, running back Chase Reynolds and receiver Bradley Marquez visited Stonehenge. The prehistoric monument comprised of stones weighing up to 25 tons has long befuddled scientists, who share differing theories about its construction during a time before modern technology. The best suggestion the Rams trio could offer was that aliens were responsible for Stonehenge. Hekker even got in a quick workout trying to move one of the stones.

In search of the truth. #Stonehenge @JHekker, @ChaseReynolds34 and @BradMarquez_4 visit Stonehenge. 

👻: SnapTheRams

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 18, 2016
Punter @JHekker testing out his strength at Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge)

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 18, 2016
The Rams began practice Wednesday at England Rugby, the official facility of the national team. Quarterback Case Keenum attempted to throw spirals with a rugby ball. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who did not practice as he recovers from an ankle injury, posed next to the facility's logo. Receiver Brian Quick delved into another sport during a lull in practice and tried his hand at cricket.

Future @EnglandRugby star @Trujohnson2

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 19, 2016
Did Brian Quick, @RamsNFL WR, miss his calling as an international cricket star? #NFLUK

— J.B. Long (@JB_Long) October 19, 2016

Los Angeles has dropped two straight games after winning three of its first four. This is the second visit to London for the Rams franchise, which in 2012 lost to the New England Patriots 45-7 at Wembley Stadium.

New York Giants vs Los Angeles Rams in London: Time, TV, how to watch live stream online

What will Odell Beckham, Jr. do next? The New York Giants mercurial wide receiver posted a career-high 222 receiving yards in the win against Baltimore and he could produce another huge game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday in London (6:30 a.m. PT/9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network).

Beckham could explode on the field in a negative way, depending on what mood he is in. The Rams will try to contain Beckham and snap a two-game losing streak and remain in the playoff hunt.

You can watch the live stream on the NFL's mobile app or DirecTV's NFL app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can live stream the game for free through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, and Roku.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in the comments section below.

What: Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants

When: Sunday, Oct. 23, 6:30 a.m. PT/9:30 a.m. ET

Where: Twickenham Stadium, London, England

TV: NFL Network

Watch online: You can watch the live stream on the NFL's mobile app or DirecTV's NFL app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can live stream the game for free through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, and Roku

Local players to watch: Los Angeles - CB Troy Hill (Oregon). New York - Owamagbe Odighizuwa (David Douglas High School).

Follow along as we bring you live updates and analysis from the game from kickoff through the final whistle in the comments section below. Have thoughts on how the Rams and Giants are performing? Don't hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along.

Season Leaders

Team Stats
Points Per Game19.318.3
Points Allowed Per Game21.822.8
Total Yards374.0317.0
Yards Passing298.0236.2
Yards Rushing76.080.8
Yards Allowed371.0373.7
Pass Yards Allowed274.2258.0
Rush Yards Allowed96.8115.7
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