The Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams feel like two teams going in very different directions.
After finishing last season with a Super Bowl trip, the Rams have only stumbled since failing to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Their two most recent games, a loss to a Steelers team with an awful offense and an unconvincing win over the hapless Bears, marks the low point of a long slide. It’s getting harder and harder to imagine Jared Goff taking his team back to the promised land.
The Ravens, by contrast, are starting to feel unstoppable. Since Lamar Jackson and company took down the unbeaten Patriots three weeks ago, they have demolished the Bengals and the Texans, winning both games by more than 30 points. No team seems to have an answer for Jackson. What’s more, the Ravens defense is steadily improving as well. Baltimore is starting to look like the favorite out of the AFC to reach the Super Bowl.
This matchup comes at a tough time for the Rams, who really need to win games to keep their postseason hopes alive. Another loss or two will put them out of playoff contention in the competitive NFC. Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Ravens vs. Rams, including what to watch for on the field.
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Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams
- When: 8:15pm ET, Monday, Nov. 25
- Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California
- Streaming: Monday Night Football airs exclusively on ESPN. You can stream ESPN on a number of streaming platforms.
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- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
2) Sling TV
- Cost: $30-$45 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Both Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) include NFL Network and a number of sports channels—like three ESPN channels and NBCSN—and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages. Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)
For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams: What to watch for
If only the Rams could have had last year’s offense and this year’s defense. The fourth-ranked Rams D is having a great year, with a dominant Aaron Donald leading the unit. Unfortunately, the offense has sunk to 21st in the league in Offensive DVOA.
No aspect of the LA offense looks quite as good as it did last year. Todd Gurley hasn’t been able to run as well as he did in past seasons. Jared Goff makes bad mistakes in the passing game and doesn’t put up the kind of yardage he did a year ago. So much of Goff’s success was about having Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp both healthy and that hasn’t happened often lately. Things just aren’t clicking for this unit.
If the offense plays poorly, then it doesn’t really matter how good the defense is. While Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and Dante Fowler are leading a strong D, you have to score a lot of points to win games in the crowded NFC.
The Rams have been pretty good against the run this year, but so far this season, even teams that are great against rushers haven’t been abler to contain the Ravens. The one-two punch of quarterback Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram have been too much for most teams to handle.
As if this weren’t enough, in recent weeks, tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews have added another lethal dimension to the Ravens offense.
Baltimore’s defense isn’t a top unit, but they keep improving. The Ravens linebacking corps had a great game against the Texans, with numerous LBs recording sacks. The run defense is also coming into its own as the season goes on. This defense may not end the year in the top five, but they just need to be good enough to keep this team winning.
Unless we see a real change of pace from the Rams offense, look for the Ravens to win here. Yes, LA’s defense is good, but the Ravens have made quick work of good defenses before. It’s Lamar Jackson’s world right now and we’re all just living in it.
- How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
- How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV satellite
- How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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