COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Eagles have not needed to adjust their practice schedule because of the wildfires in Southern California, practicing on Wednesday as scheduled. The Los Angeles Rams cancelled their practice and held a walkthrough instead because of air quality concerns. The Eagles have not heard from the league about any contingencies for Sunday’s game.
“It is obviously a serious issue with what’s going on and our thoughts and prayers are obviously with the people that are affected,” coach Doug Pederson said. “I know the Rams were affected these last couple of days and it makes it a little uncomforting and unsettling. But I can just remember back a few years ago, we had a snowstorm in Philly that pushed a game [back]. Those thoughts do come back to my mind because I was a part of that, too.”
The Eagles are practicing in Orange County, more than one hour south of the areas most affected by the fires. The Rams practice in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The game is at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in downtown LA on Sunday.
“As far as how it’s going to affect the game, I’m not quite sure,” Rams coach Sean McVay said in a conference call. “There are some things going on in the area and we have to adjust. Fortunately, we have Cal Lutheran’s facilities right next to us. And first of all, the most important thing is none of our players’ families or coaching staff have been directly affected or their houses have been affected by this. Now with the new stuff going on, we still continue to monitor that, and we’ve had to adjust some things schedule wise, and our players have been able to handle that pretty seamlessly.”
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