2019 NFL – Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers taking place? Sunday 8th September, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers taking place? Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

What is the expected weather for Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers? 30c with bright sunshine and clear skies

What television channel is Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Carolina Panthers 13-10 Los Angeles Rams

THE TEAM NEWS

LOS ANGELES RAMS

  • The Los Angeles Rams will be looking to go one better this year after falling short in the Super Bowl as they were defeated by New England but in head coach Sean McVay, they have one of the brightest talents in the game who can guide his side deep into the post-season once again.
  • Todd Gurley ended last year with limited game time but he will regain a significant role in the Rams offense this season although he may need managing at times due to a lingering knee issue.
  • The Rams head into this opening game of the year with a clean bill of health and they did not have a single player listed on their first injury report of the season which bodes well for Gurley in particular having been limited during the off-season.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Carolina suffered a disappointing year in which they ended with a 7-9 record with significant injuries curtailing their chances but this season could follow a similar path if they cannot keep their better players on the gridiron.
  • The Panthers moved to draft QB Will Grier with doubts surrounding Cam Newton after he underwent shoulder surgery in the off-season and Carolina’s fears over their veteran’s availability were not eased when he picked up a foot injury in pre-season.
  • Despite the scare, it appears that Newton will suit-up for this season opener after he was left out of the Panthers’ injury report although T Greg Little and LB Bruce Irvin will have to prove their fitness after failing to practice early in the week.

THE PREDICTION

Carolina have had doubts all off-season over who will line-up at QB for their season opener with Los Angeles Rams and it could have big implications on their season. Cam Newton's shoulder will be a big talking point to see how it holds out following surgery but he looks set to start after also shaking off a foot injury. The Rams had a great season last time out and should have too much for the Panthers as they begin another assault on the Super Bowl.

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