LOS ANGELES (4-7) at NEW ENGLAND (9-2)
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 14
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Los Angeles 4-6-1, New England 8-3
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 7-5
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Rams 45-7, Oct. 28, 2012 at London
LAST WEEK — Rams lost to New Orleans 49-21; Patriots beat Jets 22-17
AP PRO32 RANKING — Rams No. 27, Patriots No. 2
RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (29)
— OVERALL (9), RUSH (20), PASS (7)
PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (6)
— OVERALL (14), RUSH (13), PASS (18)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New England has won three straight regular-season games against Rams. ... This is just second meeting between Rams and Patriots at Gillette Stadium. ... Rams coach Jeff Fisher is 1-5 vs. Patriots. ... Rams'
has given up 63 points over last 64:02 of game action. ... RB Todd Gurley, 2015 Offensive Rookie of Year, has five TDs in past six games vs. AFC. ... Rookie QB Jared Goff is making third career start. ... DT Aaron Donald leads Rams with six sacks. ... P Johnny Hekker has placed league-best 35 punts inside 20-yard line this season. ... Rams rank 32nd in NFL in scoring at 15.5 points per game. ... QB Tom Brady enters game with 200 wins, tied with Peyton Manning for most all time for quarterback. ... In seven games this season, Brady has 2,201 pass yards, 18 TDs, one INT and 116.7 passer rating. He missed first four weeks under "Deflategate" suspension. ... With Patriots, Bill Belichick has 4-1 record against Rams. ... RB LeGarrette Blount leads NFL with 12 rushing TDs. ... DE Chris Long, who spent eight seasons with Rams, is coming off sack and forced fumble in Patriots' win over Jets last week. ... Fantasy Tip: Rams' rush
leaves much to be desired, so expect New England to go to Blount often this week.
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