- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (4-7) at NEW ENGLAND (9-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 14 ½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Los Angeles 4-6-1, New England 8-3

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 7-5



LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Rams 45-7, Oct. 28, 2012 at London

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to New Orleans 49-21; Patriots beat Jets 22-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 27, Patriots No. 2

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (29)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (20), PASS (7)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (6)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (13), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - New England has won three straight regular-season games against Rams. … This is just second meeting between Rams and Patriots at Gillette Stadium. … Rams coach Jeff Fisher is 1-5 vs. Patriots. … Rams’ defense has given up 63 points over last 64:02 of game action. … RB Todd Gurley, 2015 Offensive Rookie of Year, has five TDs in past six games vs. AFC. … Rookie QB Jared Goff is making third career start. … DT Aaron Donald leads Rams with six sacks. … P Johnny Hekker has placed league-best 35 punts inside 20-yard line this season. … Rams rank 32nd in NFL in scoring at 15.5 points per game. … QB Tom Brady enters game with 200 wins, tied with Peyton Manning for most all time for quarterback. … In seven games this season, Brady has 2,201 pass yards, 18 TDs, one INT and 116.7 passer rating. He missed first four weeks under “Deflategate” suspension. … With Patriots, Bill Belichick has 4-1 record against Rams. … RB LeGarrette Blount leads NFL with 12 rushing TDs. … DE Chris Long, who spent eight seasons with Rams, is coming off sack and forced fumble in Patriots’ win over Jets last week. … Fantasy Tip: Rams’ rush defense leaves much to be desired, so expect New England to go to Blount often this week.

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