Rams will play Buffalo Bills in the NFL season opener: Five Takeaways

The Super Bowl Champion rams want playing the Buffalo Bills Thursday 8 September at SoFi Stadium in the opening of the NFL season, the league announced Thursday.

The game will begin at 5pm PDT and will air on NBC.

Five takeaways from the matchup:

Super Bowl Preview? The Rams are looking to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls titles since the New England Patriots took the feat in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

The Rams added the Pro Bowl receiver Allen Robinson and six times All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner to a star-studded team that has quarterbacks Matthew Staffordreceiver Cooper Kuppdefensive linesman Aaron Donald and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

The Bills appear on the verge of breaking into AFC and reaching the Super Bowl for the first time since losing their last of four straight Super Bowl losses in the 1993 season.

quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs is the protagonist in attack and rusher ahead By Miller – who helped the Rams win the LVI Super Bowl – now leads the defense.

Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The duel between Matthew Stafford and Josh Allen will be not to be missed on TV: After starring in last season’s Super Bowl, Stafford, 34, can create a potential resume for the Hall of Fame.

the no 1 pick in the 2009 draft is among the biggest in comebacks in the lead – see last season’s NFC division round win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady – and went nearly 50,000 yards. Last season he went through 41 touchdowns, with 17 interceptions.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates with teammates.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) had Buffalo on the verge of a trip to the Super Bowl last season.

(Joshua Bessex / Associated Press)

Allen, the seventh pick in the 2018 draft, became a celebrity in 2020 and needs a Super Bowl ring to make it into the top flight of the league’s elite quarterbacks. Last season he went through 36 touchdowns, with 15 interceptions, and ran for six touchdowns.

Allen is so dynamic in the NFL changed his overtime rule because he was denied possession in a division round defeat to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

From Miller chasing the hat-trick: The Rams traded for Miller, a future Hall of Fame board runner, mid-season in 2021. He made several significant plays and then starred in the post-season run to victory in Super Bowl LVI.

That’s why the Bills, trying to push the line by beating Mahomes, gave Miller a six-year contract that includes $ 51.4 million in guarantees, according to overthecap.com.

Miller won the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos and the Rams.

In the opening, he will begin a mission to join former NFL linebacker Matt Millen as the only players to win Super Bowl rings with three different franchises. Millen won with the Oaklands and Los Angeles Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers and Washington.

Kupp and Stefon Diggs bringing in cash: Last season, Kupp won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award after leading the league for catches (145Z), yards received (1,947) and touchdowns (16). Kupp was targeted 191 times.

Diggs received 103 passes for 1,225 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was targeted 164 times.

In April, Diggs signed a four-year extension that includes $ 70 million in warranties. This helped set the stage for an off-season of huge contracts for NFL receivers and what could be a record payday for Kupp ahead of the season.

Bill’s Mafia at SoFi? Last season the Rams saw fans of the 49ers invade SoFi Stadium.

It’s probably a reach to expect Bills’s known fan base to travel across the country for much the same.

But with six months to plan …