Thursday Night Football: Bills at Rams (7:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Thursday Night Football: Bills at Rams (7:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Bears

Only seven previous teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls. The Rams’ journey to becoming No. 8 begins tonight when they host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium, where they raised the Lombardi Trophy in February. The New England Patriots were the last to do so (Super Bowl’s XXXVIII and XXXIX), but the Rams are built for another crack at it this season.

Los Angeles announced this morning that they’d extended GM Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay, making them two of the highest paid in football at their respective positions.

Josh Allen and the Bills have flirted with the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1993 in each of the past two seasons, only to come up short in back-to-back thrillers at Arrowhead Stadium. Will this be the season that the Bills finally get over the Mahomes hump?

We’ll get our first look tonight!

Game Info

Buffalo Bills (11-6, 1st AFC East in ’21) at Los Angeles Rams (12-5, 1st NFC West in ’21) – NBC (Mike Tirico, Chris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark), Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner)

Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Site:
 SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Odds: BUF -2.5, O/U 52 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Bills: Sean McDermot (49-32) vs. Rams: Sean McVay (55-26)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Bills: Josh Allen: 24/38, 266 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 40 rushing yards

versus

Rams: Matthew Stafford: 25/37, 266 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 5 rushing  yards

Week 1 projected stats via ESPN projections

Bills Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Josh Allen
•   RB Devin Singletary
•   WRs Stephon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie
•   TE Dawson Knox
•   LT Dion Dawkins, LG Rodger Safford, C Mitch Morse, RG Ryan Bates, RT David Quessenberry

Defense
•   LDE Greg Rousseau, LDT Ed Oliver, RDT DaQuan Jones, RDE Von Miller
•   SAM Matt Milano, MIKE Tremaine Edmunds, WILL Terrell Bernard
•   LCB Kaiir Elam, RCB Dane Jackson
•   FS Jordan Poyer, SS Micah Hyde

Specialists
•   Tyler Bass (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder), Reid Ferguson (long snapper), Isaiah McKenzie, Khalil Shakir (kick and punt returns)

Rams Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Matthew Stafford
•   RB Cam Akers
•   WR Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson II
•   TE Tyler Higbee
•   LT Joe Noteboom, LG David Edwards, C Brian Allen, RG Coleman Shelton, RT Rob Havenstein

Defense
•   LDE A’Shawn Robinson, NT Greg Gaines, RDT Aaron Donald
•   OLB Leonard Floyd, Justin Hollins; ILB Ernest Jones, Bobby Wagner
•   LCB Troy Hill, RCB Jalen Ramsey
•   FS Nick Scott, SS Taylor Rapp

Specialists
•   Matt Gay (kicker), Riley Dixon (punter, holder), Matthew Orzech (long snapper), Brandon Powell (kick and punt returns)

Inactives



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.