COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams were forced to cancel their Wednesday practice because of wildfires in Ventura County, California, and the air quality near their practice facility.
Instead of a full practice Wednesday, the Rams instead instead had a walkthrough in the gymnasiums next door at California Lutheran University as they begin to prepare to face the Eagles on Sunday.
While the Eagles are staying in Southern California for the week, their practice schedule isn't expected to change. Starting Wednesday, the Eagles are practicing in Anaheim, which is about 70 miles southeast of where the Rams practice in Thousand Oaks.
The Rams were forced indoors for a walkthrough on Wednesday, but head coach Sean McVay said what they did in the walkthrough wasn't much different from what they were planning anyway.
"As far as how it's going to affect the game, I'm not really sure," McVay said on a conference call with Philadelphia reporters. "There are some things that are going on in the area that we've had to adjust."
At his Wednesday press conference, head coach Doug Pederson said the Eagles have not been in contact with the Eagles about any possible plans to change or move Sunday's game at the LA Coliseum. McVay said the same thing.
"It is obviously a serious issues with what's going on," Pederson said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are affected. I know the Rams are affected these last couple of days. It makes it a little uncomforting and unsettling. But I can just remember a few years back we had a snowstorm in Philly that pushed a game. Those thoughts do come back to my mind because I was a part of that too."
Here's a video to give you an idea of how scary this fire is:
Not the typical morning commute... pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK— A. Mutzabaugh CMT (@WLV_investor) December 6, 2017