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TNF open thread: Patriots vs. Rams

The Patriots are going for back-to-back wins in L.A.

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Week 14 of the NFL season kicks off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots.

The Rams are 8-4 and are looking to pull ahead of the Seattle Seahawks. L.A. has won three out of its last four games, with the lone loss coming against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12.

The Patriots are hanging around in the AFC playoff race. New England has won four times in its last five games to improve to 6-6. The Pats sit two games behind the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts in the conference standings.

New England is 9-5 in the overall series between the two franchises, with the Patriots winning the last six meetings, including Super Bowl victories during the 2001 and 2018 seasons.

The betting line has the Rams favored by 4.5 points.

What is your prediction for tonight’s game?