By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The 2020 NFL season is still four months away from starting — and that’s assuming the league is not delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic — but the Los Angeles Rams are already bothered by their Week 14 meeting with the New England Patriots.
This isn’t just about being annoyed by facing off against the team that held them to just three points in Super Bowl LIII, either.
According to the Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard, the Rams are not happy that they’ll be on the road while the Patriots are already in Los Angeles the Sunday before these teams square off in a short rest Thursday Night Football head-to-head.
It’s in Week 13, and four days before the Patriots and Rams meet, when the Patriots will face off against the Chargers while the Rams are in Arizona for a divisional meeting with the Cardinals. The Rams are correct that the Patriots’ back-to-back in LA is advantageous in the sense that it prevents the club from having to make three separate trips to the West Coast during the 2020 season.But it also wouldn’t be an issue if the Chargers and Rams weren’t sharing the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
Instead of the Chargers playing at a 27,000-seat soccer stadium and the Rams sharing a home with the USC Trojans, the teams joined forces and will share a stadium that honestly looks like its capable of pulling itself out of the ground and launching into orbit if you have the proper access codes.
If the Chargers are home that week, the Rams cannot be home. It’s just a logistical nightmare across the board. It’s similar how the Jets and Giants have utilized Metlife Stadium.
Also not an issue if you don’t leave St. Louis the first chance you get.
But that’s none of my business.