The Los Angeles Rams enter the last week of the NFL preseason with a high-tension game against the Cincinnati Bengals that can be seen in Mexico on Imagen Television.
After Thursday’s pitched battle in the joint practice that these two teams held, today they will face each other again in a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl.
After some minor incidents, a massive brawl broke out between the teams.
The Rams will handle any discipline on their own after the helmet-thumping brawl canceled their practice.
A Rams spokesman declined to specify whether star defensive wing Aaron Donald or anyone else would face punishment for ripping a pair of helmets off Bengals players and threatening to hit them.
He stated only that it would “remain internal.”
Had the incident occurred during a game, the NFL would have handled the punishment itself. Cleveland Browns defensive wing Myles Garrett has suspended six games in 2019 after he ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph,
Will that intensity carries over from training camp to this afternoon’s game?
Many contenders for Los Angeles’ final roster are trying to earn their spot before Tuesday, Aug. 30, when every NFL team must narrow its roster to no more than 53 players.
In all likelihood, neither the Rams nor Bengals will have their top guys on the gridiron today to avoid injuries and tempers flaring again.
Matthew Stafford, who underwent an elbow procedure this offseason, will not play again for Los Angeles.
The Rams won the opener against the Chargers and narrowly lost to the Texans last week. The Bengals lost to Arizona in their first game and fell 25-22 to the Giants in their second matchup.
The Rams’ fifth-round NFL draft pick, running back Kyren Williams, will see his first game action after rehabbing from a broken foot.