Who: Eagles (10-2) at L.A. Rams (9-3)
When: Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
TV: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews).
Radio: 94WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin).
Nobody is taking the Seattle loss lightly. The weather may be beautiful here in Costa Mesa but this is definitely not a vacation. The players know this is strictly a business trip and they must play this game with an air of desperation.
— Merrill Reese (@mreeseeagles) December 7, 2017
Spanish radio: La Mega, 105.7 FM (Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar, Maria Berral).
Line: Rams -2. Over-under: 51.
Eagles vs. spread: 9-3.
Rams vs. spread: 8-4.
Weather.com: Dry with temperatures in the 70s, very light wind (3 mph). All eyes, of course, are on the wildfires, which forced the Rams to adjust their practice schedule.
Referee: Craig Wrolstad has been an NFL official since 2003, and a referee since 2014. The Eagles are 1-2 in games in which he has been the ref, while the Rams are 0-3. Wrolstad was the field judge in Super Bowl 47 when the lights went out during Baltimore’s win over San Francisco. He also was the field judge in Oakland in 2013 when current Eagles backup Nick Foles tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes.
An Eagles win would: Clinch the NFC East. So would a Cowboys loss at the Giants earlier in the day (1 p.m., Fox), but it wouldn’t be nearly as fun. Just as important, a win over the Rams would give the Eagles a significant tiebreaker when it comes time to deciding playoff seeding. The Eagles currently are the No. 2 seed, behind Minnesota, which will play at Carolina on Sunday (1 p.m., CBS).
What’s next: The Eagles will play at the New York Giants on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. The 2-10 Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo earlier this week and promoted defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to interim head coach. Spagnuolo was a defensive assistant for the Eagles under Andy Reid from 2001-06.
Did you know? The Eagles last played the Rams in southern California on Sept. 23, 1990 when they came away with a 27-21 win behind a pair of touchdown passes by Randall Cunningham. The Rams, whose franchise was located in St. Louis from 1995-2015, played their home games in Anaheim in 1990.
How they scored
The Eagles and Rams are tied atop the NFL with 361 points. The Eagles have scored more touchdowns (42-36), and the Rams have kicked more field goals (36-22). Here’s a more detailed breakdown of how each got to 361:
|Points via touchdowns||252||216|
|Points via FG||66||108|
|Points via PAT||31||35|
|Points via 2-pt. conversion||12||0|
|Points via safety||0||2|
|Passing TDs||29 (all Wentz)||20 (all Goff)|
|2-point conversions||6-7 (85.7 pct.)||0-0|
|Agholor, 8||Gurley, 11|
|Ertz, 7||Watkins, 6|
|Jeffery, 7||Woods, 4|
*Includes Nelson Agholor’s recovery of Jay Ajayi’s fumble in the end zone in Week 12.