The “Patriots get all the breaks” crowd got some fresh ammunition with the release of the 2020 NFL schedule.
New England will visit the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 10 for the Week 14 “Thursday Night Football” game. The previous Sunday, the Patriots will visit the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium (also the home of the Rams), whereas the Rams will be in Arizona facing the Cardinals.
And that logistical discrepancy isn’t sitting well with the Rams, according to Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard.
“Heard the Rams are a little irritated they’re away before the Thursday night game vs. Patriots, while New England plays in the Rams’ stadium,” Bedard tweeted Friday. “Patriots will be in their hotel by 6 PT. Rams will be landing around that time.”
Heard the Rams are a little irritated they're away before the Thursday night game vs. Patriots, while New England plays in the Rams' stadium. Patriots will be in their hotel by 6 PT. Rams will be landing around that time. pic.twitter.com/4aTrsznBEW
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) May 8, 2020
So, will the Patriots really have an advantage? It’s hard to say.
At the end of the day, the Patriots will be the ones playing on the opposite coast that they’re used to. Those teams typically are at a disadvantage, regardless of logistics. Plus, it’s not like the Rams will face an arduous flight upon leaving Arizona.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the location of the Patriots’ game against the Cardinals.