Bobby Wagner returns to Seattle as Rams & Seahawks battle in season finale | Week 18 Game Preview
Jan 06, 2023
In this Week 18 game preview, J.B. Long looks ahead to Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner's Seattle homecoming, marvels at the resurgence of running back Cam Akers' all-around game down the stretch, and considers what this game could mean for quarterback Baker Mayfield's future in L.A.
Rams face Broncos & familiar foe Russell Wilson on Christmas Day | Week 16 Game Preview
Dec 23, 2022
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long details the Baker Mayfield/Russell Wilson matchup, the strong play of defensive back Taylor Rapp down the stretch, and how the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos defenses have both exceeded expectations this season.
Rams head to Lambeau Field to clash with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Monday Night Football | Week 15 Game Preview
Dec 16, 2022
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long looks ahead to quarterback Baker Mayfield's first official start in Horns, how a full week of practice will benefit the Los Angeles Rams offense, and how linebacker Bobby Wagner plans on slowing down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a healthy complement of receivers.
Rams & Raiders under the lights at SoFi Stadium on Thursday Night Football | Week 14 Game Preview
Dec 07, 2022
In this Week 14 preview, J.B. Long details a historic, if not storied rivalry between the Rams and Raiders, highlights which Los Angeles Rams players have been thriving in expanded opportunities, and examines how the L.A. defense plans to slow down Las Vegas' offensive standouts Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams.
Bobby Wagner faces off against former team in Week 13 showdown at SoFi Stadium | Rams-Seahawks Game Preview
Dec 02, 2022
In this week's Los Angeles Rams game preview, J.B. Long describes the importance of Bobby Wagner's leadership, details how the Rams' use of two quarterbacks may benefit them against this Seattle Seahawks defense, and points out how this may end up being the Special Teams matchup of the week.
Rams & Chiefs clash at Arrowhead for first time since 2014 | Week 12 Game Preview
Nov 25, 2022
In this Week 12 preview, J.B. Long looks ahead to the challenge of facing Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, which players on offense he believes can take that next step, and how thankful he is to see Bobby Wagner, Aaron Donald, and Jalen Ramsey go to battle together each Sunday.
Rams look to take next step forward in Week 11 vs. the Saints | Game Preview
Nov 18, 2022
As the Los Angeles Rams head back to New Orleans to face the Saints for the first time since the 2018 NFC Championship, J.B. Long details how wide receiver Cooper Kupp's injury may affect the offense on Sunday and which players may be auditioning to play a bigger role the rest of the way.
Rams look to get back on track in Week 10 vs. the Cardinals | Game Preview
Nov 11, 2022
J.B. Long looks ahead to the Los Angeles Rams matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. He hits on what a potential quarterback change could mean on Sunday, how cornerback Troy Hill and defensive back Jalen Ramsey have excelled playing alongside each other, and the importance of owning the 4th quarter and finishing strong.
Rams head east for important Week 9 matchup against Brady & the Bucs | Game Preview
Nov 04, 2022
In this Week 9 game preview, J.B. Long looks back at how the trade deadline helped define this team's identity, analyzes the recent history between Tom Brady and the Rams, and details why this week's game in Tampa could set the course for the second half.
SoFi Stadium Showdown: Rams & Niners ready to square off in Week 8 | Game Preview
Oct 28, 2022
In this week's Los Angeles Rams game preview, J.B. Long details another matchup with Christian McCaffrey, analyzes the potential for wide receiver Van Jefferson to help get the offense back on track, and examines how important it is for the Rams offense to try and slow down San Francisco 49ers star defensive end Nick Bosa.
Rams looking to establish their identity against the Panthers | Week 6 Game Preview
Oct 14, 2022
In this week's preview, J.B. Long discusses how the Los Angeles Rams plan on providing more protection for Matthew Stafford, examines how the Rams defense will look to affect Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker, and weighs the impacts offensive stars Cooper Kupp & Christian McCaffrey will have on Sunday.
Rams are back at home & ready to take on the Cowboys | Week 5 Game Preview
Oct 07, 2022
J.B. Long gets you ready for this week's matchup against the Cowboys. He breaks down the challenges the Dallas defense brings, and looks ahead at a home stretch where the Rams should be in a position to stabilize and thrive.
Rams are ready for Monday night's battle in the Bay with the San Francisco 49ers | Week 4 Game Preview
Oct 01, 2022
In this Week 4 preview, J.B. Long describes how a Los Angeles Rams win over the San Francisco 49ers would be key to providing some early separation in the division and where the Rams need to execute in order to do so.
Week 3: Rams & Cardinals kick off division play with a duel in the desert
Sep 23, 2022
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long details how the Los Angeles Rams' running game could be in for a breakout performance against the Arizona Cardinals, the challenges Kyler Murray presents as a dual-threat quarterback, and how L.A.'s rookie corners could see meaningful playing time on Sunday.
Rams vs. Bengals Preview: All in and all on the line for the Rams in Super Bowl LVI
Feb 11, 2022
As the Rams get set to take the field against the Bengals, J.B. Long details how the makeup of this Rams team, from practice squad contributors to future Hall-of-Famers, has grown together to give the city Los Angeles a chance to welcome home its first-ever Super Bowl title.
NFC Championship Preview: One for the Ages - Rams & 49ers duel at SoFi Stadium for a chance at Super Bowl LVI
Jan 28, 2022
In this NFC Championship preview. J.B. Long breaks down a huge matchup between the Rams O-line and the Niners front seven, what sort of game he thinks is in store for running back Cam Akers, and how Von Miller's effect on this defense will help them shine on Sunday against San Francisco.
Divisional Round Preview: Rams battle Tom Brady & Buccaneers for a chance at NFC crown
Jan 21, 2022
In this week's Divisional Round game preview, J.B. Long takes a look inside the impact Cam Akers has had since his return, analyzes the challenges that Bucs QB Tom Brady presents to any defense, and discusses how the stellar play of the Rams defensive line can help affect and slow down TB12.
Wild Card Preview: Rams playoff journey begins under the lights at SoFi Stadium
Jan 15, 2022
In this week's Wild Card game preview, J.B. Long details how QB Matthew Stafford has given the offense a boost from this time last season, how DL Aaron Donald's past success against Arizona will be a factor, and explains how the ultimate goal is just another 4-game win streak away.
Week 18 Preview: Playoff implications abound in Rams' Week 18 clash against San Francisco 49ers
Jan 07, 2022
In one of the most anticipated regular season matchups in recent history, J.B. Long looks past the game matchups and X's & O's. Instead, he focuses on what it means when two rivals like the Rams & 49ers square off with so much at stake.
Week 17 Preview: Rams head to Baltimore carrying December momentum into the new year
Dec 31, 2021
With a chance to clinch the NFC West in Week 17, J.B. Long highlights how the defense helped the Rams to a perfect record in December, highlights how playing in the early window has actually benefited Los Angeles, and defines how a "finish what we started" attitude is fueling the Rams heading into the postseason.
Week 16 Preview: Rams & Minnesota Vikings clash in meaningful NFC matchup
Dec 24, 2021
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long examines how the Rams will look to slow down a fierce Vikings' pass rush, highlights how kicker Matt Gay has quietly become one of the league's best, and astonishes at Cooper Kupp's torrid pace as L.A. looks to clinch a playoff berth in Minneapolis.
Week 15 Preview: Cooper Kupp continues historic run as Rams welcome Seattle Seahawks to Inglewood
Dec 18, 2021
J.B. Long looks back at an impressive win against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football, previews another important divisional matchup against the rival Seahawks, and marvels at the record-breaking season Cooper Kupp is having.
Week 14 Preview: Rams look for balanced attack against Cardinals on Monday Night Football
Dec 11, 2021
Heading into Monday Night's showdown against Arizona, J.B. Long looks at what to expect from the Rams running attack, if L.A. may have suddenly found their new identity, and why a Rams win would have special significance for quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Week 13 Preview: Rams back at SoFi Stadium, ready for opportunity against Jaguars
Dec 03, 2021
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long looks at how the Rams intend to focus on playing complimentary football, how the current roster is set up for last season success, and how much Jalen Ramsey has meant to this team since his arrival from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Week 12 Preview: All eyes on Rams & Packers for huge NFC tilt in Week 12
Nov 26, 2021
Looking ahead to this week's Game of the Week, J.B. Long discusses the importance of this matchup within the NFC playoff picture, how Odell Beckham Jr. can add more fire power to an already potent offense, and the challenges a team faces when visiting the Frozen Tundra.
Week 10 Preview: Rams add Odell Beckham Jr. to the mix ahead of Monday Night Football showdown in San Francisco
Nov 13, 2021
Ahead of the Monday Night Football matchup against the 49ers, J.B. Long discusses the impact of the Odell Beckham Jr. signing, what excites him most about the pairing of OBJ and Matthew Stafford, and the importance of getting back in the win column before heading into the bye week.
Week 6 Preview: Rams ready and focused for meadowlands matchup with Giants
Oct 17, 2021
After a big win in Seattle, J.B. Long looks ahead to an important road matchup against the New York Giants. Who will fill the void of not having Darious Williams in the lineup? How big of a role has the Rams offensive line played in the teams' success? All this, plus a whole lot more in this week's game preview.
Week 4 Preview: Rams kick off division play with undefeated showdown vs. Cardinals
Oct 01, 2021
In this week's preview, J.B. Long marvels at the stellar start to Cooper Kupp's season, examines how Matthew Stafford and the Rams offense can succeed against a formidable Cardinals defense, and looks at how Aaron Donald and the Rams defense can keep a red hot Kyler Murray in check.
Week 3 Preview: Rams vs. Buccaneers in Game of the Week from SoFi Stadium
Sep 24, 2021
The Rams and Bucs square off in a much-anticipated matchup in Week 3. J.B. Long details the great start to Matthew Stafford's career in Horns, how center Brian Allen is relishing his starting role, and all the challenges that come along with facing Tom Brady.
Week 1 Game Preview: Matthew Stafford's debut under the lights at SoFi Stadium against the Chicago Bears
Sep 10, 2021
In his Week One Preview, J.B. Long examines what's in store for Matthew Stafford's debut in Horns, details Brian Allen's long journey back to a starting role, and considers if the Rams defense is primed for an encore performance under Raheem Morris in 2021.
Rams head to Green Bay with NFC Champ berth at stake
Jan 14, 2021
In this week's game preview, presented By Cedars-Sinai, J.B. Long dissects the matchup between Jalen Ramsey and Davante Adams, breaks down if weather will be a factor on the Frozen Tundra, and details what trends may be in play when the best scoring defense squares off against the best scoring offense on Saturday.
Familiar Foes Battle in Seattle on Wild Card Weekend
Jan 08, 2021
In this week's Wild Card game preview, J.B Long details how the Rams will be ready to go regardless of who is under center, if the defense can carry over their stellar play into the post season, and what will be the deciding factor when squaring up against the Seahawks for the third time this season.
Rams-Cardinals Game Preview: It all comes down to Week 17
Jan 01, 2021
In this week's Game Preview presented by SoFi, JB Long examines the Rams' Next Man Up mentality, shares his Rams' Resolutions, and breaks down all that is on the line as the Rams look to clinch their third playoff appearance in four seasons.
Game Preview: Rams & Seahawks battle for NFC West Supremacy in Week 16
Dec 25, 2020
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long analyzes how different this Seahawks team is from Week 10, highlights the must-see matchup between Jalen Ramsey & DK Metcalf, and breaks down all the NFC playoff clinching scenarios.
Game Preview: For the Rams, securing Win # 10 remains the only focus vs. Jets
Dec 18, 2020
With a playoff berth on the line, the Rams welcome the Jets to SoFi Stadium in Week 15. J.B. Long looks at how an opportunistic defense, an unselfish offense, and some aggressive play-calling have Los Angeles looking to secure their 3rd playoff appearance in 4 seasons under Sean McVay.
Rams-Patriots Preview: Last quarter-season push begins on Thursday Night Football
Dec 09, 2020
With just 4 games remaining, the Rams bring in a Patriots team that has won 4 of 5 and gunning for a playoff spot in the AFC. J.B. Long breaks down the challenge that comes along with facing Cam Newton and which Rams offensive weapon is due for a breakout game at SoFi Stadium.
Ramsey vs. Hopkins highlights meaningful December matchup
Dec 04, 2020
In this week's game preview, J.B. Long details the challenge the Rams' defense faces in slowing down Kyler Murray, why a balanced attack is the key to success on offense, and how all eyes will be on the epic showdown between Jalen Ramsey and DeAndre Hopkins.
Rams-49ers Preview: SoFi Stadium the scene for important divisional tilt
Nov 27, 2020
As the Rams welcome the rival 49ers to SoFi Stadium on Sunday, J.B. Long expects to see a more balanced offensive approach from L.A., dissects how impressive the Rams defense has been this season, and believes the Goff/Kupp connection will continue to heat up down the stretch.
Rams-Bucs Preview: All Eyes on Playoff-Caliber MNF Matchup
Nov 20, 2020
In a game featuring two of the league's best second-half teams, J.B. Long looks ahead to how the Rams will respond to the loss of left tackle Andrew Whitworth, how the offense will look to attack to a fierce Buccaneers defense, and if the Rams' pass rush can slow down Tom Brady like they did Russell Wilson last week.
Game Preview: Division play begins in a big way with Rams-49ers on Sunday Night Football
Oct 16, 2020
Can Aaron Donald keep up this historic pace, why the Rams should not be taking he 49ers lightly, and what Jalen Ramsey and LeBron James have in common. All of this plus more in J.B. Long's Week 6 game preview.
Game Preview: Terrell Lewis to make his NFL debut as McVay and Rams head to Washington in Week 5
Oct 09, 2020
As the Rams hit the road to take on the Washington Football Team, J.B. Long dissects some key matchups, looks ahead at which Rams player may be in for a big day, and wonders what impact having Terrell Lewis in the lineup will have on the pass rush.
Game Preview: Rams return to SoFi Stadium and looking to bounce back against the Giants
Oct 02, 2020
J.B. Long wonders if Jared Goff's scorching Septembers can carry over into October, in what ways the Rams' defense will aim to bring more pressure off the edge, and how the most balanced offense in the NFL will look to attack in Week 4.
Game Preview: Rams look to get an early leg up on the NFC in first road test of season
Sep 18, 2020
After a win in the SoFi Stadium opener against Dallas, the Rams head to Philly to take on another NFC East contender. J.B. Long breaks down the Goff/Wentz matchup, the battle in trenches, and lets you know what's on his To-Do list for the Week 2 showdown.