Raiders-Rams Open Discussion Thread

Los Angeles Rams QB John Wolford
Los Angeles Rams QB John Wolford
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NFL Week 14 - Week 14 kicks off with the Las Vegas Raiders (5-7) visiting the Los Angeles Rams (3-9) on Thursday night. With John Wolford a game-time decision, Baker Mayfield may start for Los Angeles after just a few days with the team. Use this thread to discuss the game. You can also join Football Outsiders writers and readers on the official Football Outsiders Discord server.


18 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2022, 11:21am

#1 by garyray9 // Dec 08, 2022 - 9:29pm

Wasn't the worst throw I've seen Carr make, but it's in the discussion.


Points: 1

#3 by vrao81 // Dec 08, 2022 - 11:18pm

What a finish. Mayfield leads the Rams to the go ahead TD and a pick of Carr seals the win.

Points: 3

#4 by Joey-Harringto… // Dec 08, 2022 - 11:48pm

Ugh, Baker Mayfield comes out of nowhere and torpedoes the Lions’ chances of getting Young or Stroud.

Points: 1

#5 by Joey-Harringto… // Dec 09, 2022 - 12:05am

I mean, the Lions weren’t even playing, and I felt like I was watching the “same old Lions” blow another game.

Points: 5

#6 by mehllageman56 // Dec 09, 2022 - 12:44am

Kind of doubt the Eagles or Bears draft a QB.  Maybe Seattle, but I doubt that too.  The Lions could trade up a spot for whoever is left of Stroud, Young or Levis, just to make sure Carolina doesn't.

Points: 1

#9 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 09, 2022 - 9:27am

It's shocking how much this ending was like the Saints-Pats game.

Err the Saints-Bucs game.

Points: 2

#7 by BlueStarDude // Dec 09, 2022 - 8:17am

Wow. So in the same season, Josh McDaniels' Raiders lose to a first-time head coach a week removed from the TV studio and a QB in a new offense claimed off waivers two days before the game. He is really rebuilding his resume after his earlier Denver debacle.

Points: 3

#8 by Lost Ti-Cats Fan // Dec 09, 2022 - 8:41am

He's rolling out all the hits on the Josh McDaniels: Return to Foxboro Tour!

Points: 2

#10 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 09, 2022 - 9:28am

McDaniels left New England for Oakland and ruined two teams.

Points: 0

#11 by speaker42 // Dec 09, 2022 - 10:04am

Oakland?  Well, I guess that explains why the Raiders are doing so poorly.  Head coach isn't even in the right state.

Points: 3

#13 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 09, 2022 - 10:35am

The names barely matter anyway. The 49ers aren't in San Francisco. The Gets and Jiants aren't in New York. Neither part of "Washington Commanders" is true.

Points: 1

#16 by greybeard // Dec 09, 2022 - 7:32pm

This was a wild ending. A lot of help from referees and one extremely dumb foul by Tillery made a relatively boring game one to remember. 

Points: 0

#17 by MaineRaider // Dec 10, 2022 - 10:27am

Well, it's Saturday morning, and I'm STILL mad about this game. The Raiders should fire their DC now and elevate an assistant to the job to evaluate that person on an interim basis. Or snatch Rod Woodson or Wade Phillips from the XFL. The defensive scheming is terrible, and I think the defensive players themselves aren't nearly as bad as the coaching makes them look.

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#19 by Raiderjoe // Dec 10, 2022 - 7:32pm

Raiders willl win last fofj games and fi sih 9-8. Just a weird blimp on radar screen vsv Rmas. Dolphins bearing Chargers on Sunday night. Helping Raiders there. Steelers gcan beat Teavems 

. Bulls over Jets


Yeah, things are okay. Very calm. 

Points: 1

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