LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Michel's hardnosed running style played a major role in the Los Angeles Rams' surge into a playoff spot over the past month.
The former Super Bowl champion's skills have also inspired his teammates to bursts of unusual creativity when they attempt to describe what makes Michel so hard to tackle.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-4) at BALTIMORE (8-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox.
BETTING LINE: Rams by 3½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For the third time in four seasons, the Los Angeles Rams appear to be getting a major boost in December from a running back who's bursting into the lineup and finishing the regular season strong.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars were the cure for just about everything that ailed the Los Angeles Rams throughout November.
Matthew Stafford and the Rams hope they can stay up at this level when their stretch run gets a whole lot tougher.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson will be a game-time decision against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Coach Sean McVay said Henderson’s availability would likely depend on pain tolerance after hurting his ribs on the first play of the fourth quarter in the Rams’ 27-24 win at Indianapolis.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-7)
New faces: QB Matthew Stafford, defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, WR DeSean Jackson, RB Sony Michel, WR Tutu Atwell.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, QB Jared Goff, pass game coordinator Shane Waldron, run game coordinator Aaron Kromer, DL Michael Brockers, S John Johnson, CB Troy Hill, C Austin Blythe, LB Samson Ebukam, C Austin Blythe, WR Josh Reynolds, RB Malcolm Brown, DL Morgan Fox, LS Jake McQuaide.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sony Michel might have been the only person around the NFL who was shocked to hear he had been traded by the New England Patriots.
The running back still seems pleased he landed with the Los Angeles Rams.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Questions and more questions.
The Patriots still have a lot of things to iron out on offense before the start of the regular season.
Cam Newton looked close to locking up the starting job at quarterback last week, but a COVID-19 testing mishap left him sidelined to begin this week.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are getting some much-needed help in the backfield from a running back who starred against them in the Super Bowl.
The Rams acquired Sony Michel from the New England Patriots on Wednesday for a conditional selection of later-round picks in next season's draft.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots signed running back and fourth-round draft pick Rhamondre Stevenson on Wednesday.
Stevenson, out of Oklahoma, is the fifth member of the Patriots’ 2021 draft class to sign.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back Sony Michel returned to practice Thursday, a month after being placed on injured reserve with a quad injury...
The New England Patriots went back to work Saturday in preparation for their twice-postponed game against Denver even as they added three more players to the COVID-19 injury list...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rex Burkhead can’t remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady passed for 271 yards and a touchdown, sneaked for a third-down conversion to set up another score and threw a downfield block on another scoring drive to help the New England Patriots clinch their 11th AFC East title in a row by beating Buffalo 24-17 on Saturday...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots' blitz-happy defense took over from there...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots became the third team in seven months to sour on Antonio Brown's off-field problems when they released the All-Pro receiver Friday...
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley says he often communicated with two other former Georgia running backs, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, during the 2018 season.
Now that Gurley and Michel are having a Super Bowl reunion as the leading rushers for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, respectively, that conversation is on hold.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success...
FOXBORO -- New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead, who is currently on injured reserve, returned to the practice field Thursday afternoon.
Burkhead was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury following a Week 3 loss to the Lions.
By Kevin Duffy
FOXBORO -- The Patriots returned to the practice field on Wednesday, and a pair of injured offensive starters were present.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — To be a productive member of the New England Patriots, it's usually best to approach the game plan each week with adaptive eyes...
By Kevin Duffy
The Patriots offense looks on track to yet again become one of the league's best units.
FOXBORO -- Early in practice, Tom Brady rolled to his right, dumped off a short screen pass to Sony Michel, and watched the talented Patriots rookie do the rest.
Michel's instincts and agility helped him evade the initial wave of defenders.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts
LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady...