NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 21-17-1
STREAKS: Eagles have won 7 of past 8
LAST GAME: 12/16/18: Eagles 30 at Rams 23
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/4/14: Eagles 34, Rams 28
QB JARED GOFF completed 20 of 31 attempts (64.5 pct) for 275 yards in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 275+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Passed for 339 yards in last meeting. Has 850 pass yards (283.3 per game) for 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.2 rating in 3 career road starts vs. NFC East. • RB MALCOLM BROWN had 110 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 31 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 1, his 1st career 100-yard game & 2nd career 2-TD game. • WR ROBERT WOODS led team with 6 catches & 105 rec. yards last week. Has 95+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Has 180 rec. yards (90 per game) in 2 career games vs. Phi. WR COOPER KUPP had 4 receptions for 40 yards in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row on road with rec. TD. Had 5 catches for 118 yards & rec. TD in his only career game vs. Phi. (12/10/17). TE TYLER HIGBEE aims for his 4th in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. • DL AARON DONALD had sack last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 5 on road. Is 1 of 3 (CHANDLER JONES & VON MILLER) with 70+ sacks (73) since 2014. DL MICHAEL BROCKERS had sack last week. LB LEONARD FLOYD had sack in LAR debut in Week 1. Had sack in last game vs. Phi. (11/3/19 w/ Chi.). LB MICAH KISER had career-high 7 tackles & team-high 2 PD last week. CB JALEN RAMSEY had 6 tackles & PD last week. Had INT in only career game vs. Phi. (10/28/18 w/ Jax.). Has PD in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC East. Rookie S JORDAN FULLER led team with 8 tackles in NFL debut last week.
QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 270 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 1. Had 12 TDs vs. 2 INT for 94 rating in 8 home games last season. Passed for 291 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 100.8 rating in only career game vs. LAR (12/10/17). • RB MILES SANDERS had 648 scrimmage yards (81 per game) & rush TD in 8 home games last season. Led all rookies in 2019 with 1,327 scrimmage yards (818 rush, 509 rec.). Was 1 of 4 RBs (DALVIN COOK, LEONARD FOURNETTE & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) with 800+ rush yards & 500+ rec. yards last season. • TE ZACH ERTZ had rec. TD in Week 1. Has 9+ receptions & 90+ yards in 4 of his past 5 home games. TE DALLAS GOEDERT led team with 8 receptions for career-high 101 yards & TD catch last week, his 1st career 100-yard game. WR DESEAN JACKSON has 12 receptions for 208 yards (104 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career games vs. LAR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 100+ rec. yards. WR ALSHON JEFFERY had 8 receptions for 160 yards in last meeting. Rookie WR JALEN REAGOR had 55-yard catch in NFL debut last week. • LB NATHAN GERRY led team with 10 tackles & 2 TFL last week, his 3rd career game with 10+ tackles. DE BRANDON GRAHAM has 5.5 sacks in his past 6 at home. DE JOSH SWEAT had sack & FF in Week 1, his 5th career sack & 1st career FF. S RODNEY MCLEOD had 8 tackles & PD in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. CB DARIUS SLAY has 2 PD & INT in 3 career games vs. LAR. Leads NFL with 104 PD since 2013.
The Eagles have won the last six meetings between these teams, including one-score wins in Los Angeles in 2017 (43-35) and 2018 (30-23). They’ve averaged 32.2 points during the win streak, with at least 30 points in each of the last five meetings.
The Eagles jumped to a 17-0 second-quarter lead against Washington last week, but didn’t score again in their 27-17 loss. It was Philadelphia’s largest blown lead in a road game since Week 4 of 1995 at Oakland (led 17-0, lost 48-17).
The Rams won their season opener for a fourth straight season last week, 20-17 at home versus the Cowboys. They have a 10-2 record in the month of September since 2017, second best in the NFL to the Chiefs (11-0).
Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were the first and second overall picks, respectively, in the 2016 NFL draft. Goff has a 34-21 (.618) record in 55 career starts, with a 91.7 passer rating. Wentz is 32-25 (.561) in 57 starts, with a 92.3 passer rating.
Dallas Goedert had eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown last week versus Washington, his first career 100-yard game. Since Week 12 of last season, Goedert’s 42 receptions rank third in the NFL among tight ends (regular season only), behind the Rams’ Tyler Higbee (51) and the 49ers’ George Kittle (43).
The average age of the Rams’ starters and reserves in Week 1 (54 players) was 25 years and 220 days. Only the Jaguars had a younger team last week, at 25 years and 208 days.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 156 (LAR), 98 (Phi) | XM: 386 (LAR), 231 (Phi)