Both Los Angeles pro football teams will be on the road Sunday:
- The 3-2 Rams are in Jacksonville (3-2), 1 o’clock, channel 11.
- The 1-4 Chargers are at 1-3 Oakland, 1:25, channel 2.
Last Sunday produced different results for both teams. The Chargers won their first game, 27-22, over the New York Giants in New Jersey.
At the Coliseum, the Rams lost to the Seattle Seahawks 16-10.
The Rams defense played well against Seattle’s ground game, limiting the Seahawks to 62 yards.
But five turnovers by the offense and special teams led to the Rams’ fall. “You can’t turn the ball over against a good Seahawk team and expect to win,” said Coach Sean McVay.
“Anytime you turn the ball over five times against a great opponent, you are going to put yourself in a tough position.
“We make no excuses,” said Coach McVay. “Starting with me, we did not get the job done.
“The nice thing about the NFL is you don’t have time to feel sorry for yourself good or bad. The next game comes pretty quick.”
The first-year coach said he felt “sick” about losing to Seattle. “But we have to get ready for Jacksonville.”
The Chargers hope to continue their winning ways against a Raider team that also is having problems. Quarterback Derek Carr has been out with a back injury but is due back Sunday.
Charger running back Melvin Gordon gained 105 yards on 20 carries against the Giants. He also caught six passes for 58 yards, including the game-winner in the closing minutes.
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