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NFL Week 12 Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Find out who to root for tonight.

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The New England Patriots will leave Week 12 with a 13-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys which means that tonight’s contest is a pretty relaxed affair for the team and its fans — and one that could have a considerable impact on the playoff picture in the AFC. But does the game still have some meaning for the Patriots? And who should their fans root for? Let’s find out:

Baltimore Ravens (8-2) at Los Angeles Rams (6-4)

When: 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles CA

Television: ESPN

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Baltimore Beatdown (Ravens), Turf Show Times (Rams)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Rams! The Ravens are New England’s main competitor for the first overall seed in the AFC playoffs, so rooting against them tonight is a no-brainer — especially considering that Baltimore holds the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Patriots after its Week 9 win. The team falling to 8-3 would create more wiggle room for the reigning world champions atop the conference.