Two key positions will look different for the Rams and Titans when the two face off in Week 9.
For the Titans, they’ll be without star running back Derrick Henry, who’s sidelined for an indefinite amount of time after sustaining a foot injury and receiving surgery on it. Prior to his injury, Henry was leading the league in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
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Largely thanks to Henry, the Titans are 6-2 and firmly atop the standings in the AFC South, with the next closest team being the Colts who are 4-5.
In Henry’s absence, Tennesee called upon the services of Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher and seven-time Pro-Bowler, to fill the void. Peterson spent last year with the Lions, playing in all 16 games and starting 10, notching 604 yards and seven touchdowns.
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The Rams, meanwhile, added star linebacker and eight-time Pro-Bowler Von Miller to a defensive unit that already includes stars Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald, among others. MIller had 4.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss so far this season with the Broncos prior to being traded.
At 7-1, Los Angeles needs a win to stay tied with the Cardinals for the divisional race in the NFC West while the Titans are in fine shape in the division race regardless of the result.
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Rams vs. Titans score
Rams vs. Titans live updates, highlights from Sunday Night Football
Halftime: Tennesee 21, Los Angeles 3
9:48 p.m.: On second-and-5 from the Tennesee 45, Tannehill is sacked again as the half draws to a close. Tennesee gets the ball out of halftime.
9:43 p.m.: Tannehill is sacked for the first time tonight. One minute left and counting in the first half.
9:40 p.m.: On third-and-13 with 1:24 left, Stafford’s pass falls incomplete. Rams punt it away and Tennesee gets a chance to score before the half.
9:38 p.m.: With 2:00 left, Stafford is dropped again. His fourth time sacked tonight. Second-and-19 from the Rams’ 21.
9:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TITANS. Tannehill strolls into the end zone as he keeps it himself. Titans 21, Rams 3 with 2:10 left in the first half.
9:29 p.m.: The Rams call a timeout with 2:15 left in the first half. Titans keep the offense on the field for the fourth-and-goal situation from the 1.
9:28 p.m.: Peterson takes the snap under center on the wildcat and it’s third-and-goal from the 1 for the Titans and Tannehill’s pass is out of the back of the end zone.
9:26 p.m.: On fourth-and-1 from the 8, the Titans opt to go for it and get it on a QB keeper by Tannehill.
9:25 p.m.: The Titans get 15 yards after a face mask call against the Rams. Moves the Titans up to the Rams’ 18 and inside the red zone.
9:23 p.m.: Tennesee converts on third down, as Tannehill finds the receivers for 14 yards. Titans now at the Rams’ 34.
9:20 p.m.: The Titans’ running play goes for a loss of 7 after Jalen Ramsey gets into the backfield. It’s now third-and-4 for the Titans from their 48.
9:16 p.m.: Stafford is sacked for the third time in the game. Drops the Rams back to the 15 looking at fourth-and-15. The Rams punt it away and Tennesee takes over at its own 36.
9:14 p.m.: The Rams opt to run the ball on the first play following the pick-six. Goes for 12 yards for Henderson.
9:09 p.m.: PICK-SIX TITANS. The Titans increase their lead as Stafford’s first-and-10 pass from the 21 is picked off. It’s returned 24 yards for the score. Titans 14, Rams 3 with 12:10 left in the second.
9:04 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TITANS. Tannehill fakes it to Peterson and hits tight end Geoff Swaim wide open in the back of the end zone. Titans 7, Rams 3, for Tennessee’s first lead of the night. 12:21 left in the second.
9:02 p.m.: INTERCEPTION TITANS. Stafford is falling the ground in the end zone and spinning around to avoid the safety. Tries to throw it away but it gets picked off. First-and-goal from the 2 for the Titans.
9:01 p.m.: The Rams are now looking at second-and-11 from their own 3 following a false start penalty on LA.
8:57 p.m.: Tennesee goes three-and-out again as the Titans punt it away. LA takes over at its own 4 yard line.
8:56 p.m.: Jeremy McNichols gets dropped for a loss of 3 yards and the Titans go backward to open the second quarter.
End first quarter: Rams 3, Titans 0
8:53 p.m.: The first quarter comes to a close with Tannehill completing a pass to tight end Anthony Firkser for 7 yards. Titans will start the second quarter looking at second-and-3 from their 42.
8:50 p.m.: Rams quickly looking at third-and-15 and go three-and-out as Stafford’s pass to tight end Tyler Higbee falls incomplete. Johnny Hekker punts it away and the Titans take over at their 35.
8:49 p.m.: LA gets penalized on a run by Darrell Henderson. A holding call drives them back 10. First-and-15 from their 24.
8:45 p.m.: The Titans’ second offensive drive of the game is a three-and-out and they punt it away to the Rams’ 29.
8:43 p.m.: The Titans take back over on offense from their own 25.
8:40 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAMS. The Rams march down the field and come away with three points as Matt Gay nails the 34-yarder. Rams 3, Titans 0 with 3:46 left in the first.
8:39 p.m.: On third-and-4, Stafford’s pass is tipped at the line of scrimmage. Field goal unit comes out for the Rams.
8:37 p.m.: Another big play for the Rams as Stafford keeps himself and takes it for 12 yards and the first down. Rams at the 22 and nearing the red zone.
8:37 p.m.: Following the interception, the Rams get pickups of 12, 14 and 4 yards. Now third-and-6 from the Titans 38.
8:33 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RAMS. Jalen Ramsey picks off Tannehill for the game’s first turnover. Rams take back over at their own 35.
8:32 p.m .: First passing play of the game is Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill to wideout AJ Brown for 15 yards to the Titans’ 38.
8:31 p.m.: The first play for the Titans is a handoff to newly acquired running back Adrian Peterson for 3 yards.
8:27 p.m.: Stafford Is sacked again. Now third-and-26 and the Rams go three-and-out as they punt it away for a touchback.
8:26 p.m.: The first big play of the game goes for 14 yards to Robert Woods but Stafford is quickly sacked. Second-and-19 from the Rams’ 38 for LA.
8:22 p.m.: The Rams begin with the ball at their own 25 following the touchback to start the game.
Rams vs. Titans start time
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 7
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT
Rams vs. Titans is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. PT) from SoFi Stadium.
How to watch Sunday Night Football
- TV channel (national): NBC
- Live Stream: Peacock, fuboTV
Rams vs. Titans will be broadcast nationally on NBC along with every “Sunday Night Football” game during the 2021 NFL season. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michelle Tafoya on the sideline. It can be streamed live on Peacock or with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
In Canada, viewers can watch Rams vs. Titans on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
Sunday Night Football schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|