The Rams and Bengals faced off in dual news conferences Friday — sort of.
The Rams met with media members at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks while the Bengals held court in Westwood at UCLA.
It felt more like a sizzling summer afternoon than winter in early February, where both quarterbacks met the masses in shorts and sunglasses.
With the final hours leading up to the matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in the wind, Coach Sean McVay summed up the theme to his players. “Do your last little preparation, but trust your preparation,” he said. “Trust your process. Trust yourself and your teammates. Understand that we have a little time until kickoff. It’s great to be a little excited about it, but just be in the moment.”
The Bengals ended their final practice with red-zone work before media day activities.
“Just trying to follow our routine the best we can in the season,” coach Zac Taylor said of their final workout. “That’s the routine our guys know. We finish with red zone and then we have about 50 hours until kickoff, and it’s mental from here.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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