April 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm #67647
Home in blue
Road in gold
London in purple
Week 1: Indianapolis Colts | 1:05 p.m.
Week 2: Washington Redskins | 1:25 p.m.
Week 3: at San Francisco 49ers (Thursday, NFL) | 5:25 p.m.
Week 4: at Dallas Cowboys | 10 a.m.
Week 5: Seattle Seahawks | 1:05 p.m.
Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars | 1:05 p.m.
Week 7: Arizona Cardinals | 10 a.m. London
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: at New York Giants | 1:05 p.m.
Week 10: Houston Texans | 1:05 p.m.
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings | 10 a.m.
Week 12: New Orleans Saints | 1:05 p.m.
Week 13: at Arizona Cardinals | 1:25 p.m.
Week 14: Philadelphia Eagles | 1:25 p.m.
Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks | 1:05 p.m..
Week 16: at Tennessee Titans | 10 a.m
Week 17: San Francisco 49ers | 1:25 p.m
April 20, 2017 at 9:10 pm #67653
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This will be the first time since 2007 that the Rams open the season with back to back home games.
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 21, 2017April 20, 2017 at 9:13 pm #67654
Rams open season at home against Indianapolis Colts
The Rams’ era under new coach Sean McVay will begin Sunday, Sept. 10, when they open their 2017 season at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
McVay, the youngest coach in NFL history when the Rams hired him at age 30 in January, faces his former team, Washington, the following week, on Sept. 17 at the Coliseum. McVay spent seven seasons in Washington, including the past three as offensive coordinator, and now he will coach against his former boss, Jay Gruden.
The Rams’ schedule isn’t exactly daunting, as only four of their 13 opponents made the playoffs last season: Dallas, Houston, the New York Giants and Seattle.
The most volatile part of the Rams’ schedule comes near mid-season. The Rams play at Jacksonville on Oct. 15, then travel to London for their Oct. 22 “home game” against Arizona. After a bye week, the Rams must return to the East Coast for a Nov. 5 game against the New York Giants.
The Rams finish the season with two of their last three games on the road, at Seattle (Dec. 17) and Tennessee (Dec. 24) before the Dec. 31 finale at home against San Francisco.April 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm #67657
I am sure we all find it very revealing that you chose the Seahawks’ colors for this schedule.
Verrrrry interesting.April 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm #67658
I am sure we all find it very revealing that you chose the Seahawks’ colors for this schedule.
Yeah sorry I didn’t even think of that. (Sometimes brain not work good.)
So, I will change it via edit.
Because, an abomination is an abomination.April 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm #67660
Early home games, winnable matchups on Los Angeles Rams schedule
The NFL has released its 2017 regular-season schedule. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the Los Angeles Rams.
Breakdown: The Rams won’t have as much of a back-loaded home schedule this year. The 2016 season featured only two games at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum within the first eight weeks. This year starts with back-to-back home games and three of them within the first five weeks. There seem to be a lot of winnable games here, too. And it starts with the NFC West, where the Cardinals have seemingly taken a step back and the 49ers are in the initial stages of a rebuild. It looks like only four games (on the road against the Cowboys and Giants, and twice against the Seahawks) will come against what many consider legitimate playoff contenders. Two others (on the road against the Jaguars and Titans) will come against teams that are seemingly on the rise.
All the feels for Sean McVay: The Rams’ 31-year-old rookie head coach will get an interesting test early. In Week 2, he will host his former team, the Redskins, after spending the last three seasons as their offensive coordinator. That Sunday, on Sept. 17, he will reunite with his former quarterback, Kirk Cousins, and one of his key mentors, Jay Gruden. And then, a mere four days later, McVay will match up with another one of his key mentors, Kyle Shanahan, when the Rams travel to face the 49ers on Thursday Night Football. It accounts for the Rams’ only nationally televised regular-season game.
A tough stretch: If you’re looking for a make-or-break stretch in the Rams’ schedule, look towards the middle. That window between the start of Week 4 and the end of Week 9 looks especially tough. It begins on the road against the Cowboys for what will probably be the Rams’ most difficult game all season. Then they host the Seahawks, who are still favored to win the NFC West, then travel to face what should be a much-improved Jaguars team in Florida. From there, they fly to London to face the Cardinals. Then, after the bye, they travel to face a good Giants team. The London game will kick off at 10 a.m. PT, by the way. Much easier viewing for locals.
Fight for LA: That’s the slogan the Chargers adopted when they moved north from San Diego. And though they won’t face the Rams in the regular season, they’ll compete against them in a different way. The NFL has scheduled three dates — Sept. 17, Dec. 10 and New Year’s Eve — when the Rams and Chargers will host games at the same time, all of them at 1 p.m. local. The Rams will be hosting the Redskins, Eagles and 49ers, respectively. The Chargers will host the Dolphins, the Redskins and, in a highly anticipated matchup, the Raiders. The Chargers will play out of the 30,000-seat StubHub Center, located 12 miles from the Coliseum.
Goff vs. Wentz: This will be fun. For the first time, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Jared Goff, will match up against the No. 2 overall pick from the 2016 draft, Carson Wentz. It’ll take place Dec. 10, when the Rams host the Eagles at the Coliseum in Week 14. Question is: Whose team will be in better shape by then? Wentz started his rookie season off well, but tapered off towards the end. Goff sat through the first half, then struggled mightily in the second half. Since then, Goff got a new, offensive-minded coach, while Wentz got a new weapon in Alshon Jeffery. These two will be linked for their entire careers. And they’re also good friends.April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am #67663
Sept. 10: INDIANAPOLIS, 1 p.m. PT, (Ch. 2, CBS) — The last time Colts quarterback Andrew Luck played in the Coliseum, he helped Stanford to a 56-48, triple-overtime victory over USC. Linebacker Akeem Ayers, cut by the Rams last year, plays for the Colts.
Sept. 17: WASHINGTON, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11, Fox) — New Rams coach Sean McVay, the Redskins’ former offensive coordinator, will entertain — and attempt to beat — old friends. Former Rams receiver Brian Quick signed with Washington.
Sept. 21: at San Francisco, 5:15 p.m., (NFL Network) — Jared Goff is on track to finally play in his home region after spending the 2016 opener at Levi’s Stadium inactive. McVay, at 31 the NFL’s youngest coach, goes up against the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, 37, the second youngest.
Oct. 1: at Dallas, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — The Rams play the Cowboys in August in their first preseason game and then travel to Jerry’s World in Week 4. Running back Lance Dunbar no doubt wants to make an impact against his old team.
Oct. 8: SEATTLE, 1, (Ch. 2) — Don’t count on a repeat of 2016, when the Rams defeated the Seahawks and a hobbled Russell Wilson at the Coliseum without scoring a touchdown. The Seahawks added running back Eddie Lacy in the offseason.
Oct. 15: at Jacksonville, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) — Will the Jaguars have drafted a quarterback to replace Blake Bortles? The Rams will probably spend a few extra days in Florida before leaving for London.
Oct. 22: vs. Arizona Cardinals at London, 10 a.m. (Ch. 11) — The Rams are 0-2 in London, including last season’s loss against the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. This year’s later kickoff time will make TV viewing in Los Angeles a bit easier.
Oct. 29: Off.
Nov. 5: at New York Giants, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — After last season’s trip to London, and a bye, the Rams played at home. This season, they must go across the country to play against Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and company.
Nov. 12: HOUSTON, 1 p.m., (Ch. 2) — Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coached with the Texans for three seasons. With the Brock Osweiler experiment over and wished-for Tony Romo in the CBS broadcast booth, who starts at quarterback for the Texans?
Nov. 19: at Minnesota, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) —There is optimism in Rams Land, but it’s doubtful that the Rams will make more than one trip to this season’s Super Bowl site. Former Rams starting quarterback Case Keenum is a backup for Sam Bradford.
Nov. 26: NEW ORLEANS, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) —With former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams gone to Cleveland, this matchup lacks the intrigue from last season’s Williams-Sean Payton “Bountygate” reunion. Rams defensive line coach Bill Johnson came from the Saints staff.
Dec. 3: at Arizona, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — The Rams mistakenly thought they were legitimate contenders when they defeated the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2016. Will McVay deliver an early Christmas present to Arizona coach Bruce Arians, a la Jeff Fisher?
Dec. 10: PHILADELPHIA, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — It’s the compare-and-contrast bowl as Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, faces an Eagles team led by No. 2 pick Carson Wentz. Rams linebacker Connor Barwinfaces his most recent employer.
Dec. 17: at Seattle, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) — At least it’s not a cold Thursday night game this year. Will cornerback Richard Sherman still be with Seahawks to revisit the tackle he made on Goff?
Dec. 24: at Tennessee, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) —Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, the second pick in the 2015 draft, appears to be hitting his stride. The Rams not only fired Jeff Fisher, but also the roster is now void of players with Titans ties.
Dec. 31: SAN FRANCISCO, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a free agent, apparently won’t be in position to beat the Rams in the final seconds at the Coliseum for a second year in a row. It shapes up as a rockin’ New Year’s Eve in L.A. with Chargers also entertaining the Raiders.
Times also were announced for most of the Rams’ preseason games: Aug. 12, vs. Dallas, 6 p.m., (Ch. 2); Week 2, TBA, at Oakland; Aug. 26, vs. Chargers, 5 p.m., (Ch. 2); Aug. 31, at Green Bay, 4 p.m. (Ch. 2).
April 21, 2017 at 2:05 am #67667
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3-0 is a real possibility. No way we we beat the Cowboys this year in Dallas.April 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm #67675
Inside the Rams Schedule Call
Go behind the scenes at the Los Angeles Rams facility as the front office gets the NFL schedule release phone call with Sean McVay, Les Snead and Kevin Demoff.
Rams video a fun glimpse into NFL schedule process
By Conor Orr
The Los Angeles Rams released a fun video on Thursday night of new head coach Sean McVay, general manager Les Snead and executive vice president Kevin Demoff receiving “the call” from NFL Senior Director of Broadcast Michael North revealing their 2017 schedule.
See Full Video HERE
The immediate sell on Friday was McVay’s I-can’t-believe-my-ex-girlfriend-showed-up reaction to learning that he’d play his former team, the Washington Redskins, Week 2. The 31-year-old goes from making an all-smiles joke about Tony Romo calling their Week 1 game to a bizarre 180-degree turn where he can only mutter “Oh, now that’s exciting.”
Either McVay at that moment remembered he was on camera or remembered that the Redskins were on their schedule. Snead and Demoff crack some jokes. McVay says “It’ll be a good game man, I’m looking forward to that.”
But like all of these peek-behind-the-curtain videos — more NFL teams should be doing this, by the way — there is richness in the minutiae. Outside of McVay’s reaction to playing the Redskins, here are a few of our favorite moments from the 4 minute and 41 second clip.
» Demoff calls the Redskins game the “Coach McVay bowl” upon the announcement. The joke is then painstakingly extended throughout the call. Snead calls the game against Houston the “Wade (Phillips) Bowl” and North asks with a hint of sarcasm, “does every game have a nickname?” Shortly after, Snead calls the Saints game the “Bill Johnson Bowl (the defensive line coach spent eight years in New Orleans). No laughter was recorded on the video at that point. Remarkably, seconds later, when the date for the Rams-Eagles game is set, Snead goes back to the well once more calling it the “Goff vs. Wentz Bowl.” McVay now also asks Snead if he’s going to see if he can come up with a nickname for every game. This feels like a second warning.
» North announces that he managed to secure the Rams a late-afternoon East Coast start against the Jaguars, meaning the game would be played at 4:25 p.m ET instead of 1:05 p.m. ET so it did not feel like the Rams were playing a game at 10 a.m. local time. Thinking he did a nice thing, North was immediately met with a half-joking retort from Snead, who says every East Coast game should be like that. North’s voice morphs into that of an exhausted parent who just wants to eat his cold supper. “We are WELL AWARE of the western team’s preferences,” he said.
» North appears to try to glide by the portion of the schedule when he says the Rams will have to essentially fly from L.A. to London to play the Cardinals at 10 a.m. PT before flying back to Los Angeles for the bye then back across the country to play the Giants.
“So we go Jacksonville, London, New York?” Demoff asks.
“You got it,” North says before quickly moving on.
» McVay, already the butt of countless bad millennial jokes, appears to take a cell phone picture of the schedule once it’s posted in full. Perhaps for Insta-Face.
In all seriousness, this was a fantastic piece of work by the Rams’ video team. The team is in uncharted waters with their very young head coach and the clip was a raw piece of drama that fans are rarely allowed to see. I’ve watched it a dozen times already and can safely proclaim that North has an excellent sense of humor, as does the Rams’ coaching staff. Here’s hoping to more of these down the road.April 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm #67690
Rams' first two games — Indy and Washington — really will set a tone. Win those, and a winning record is possible. Lose both and, well…
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 21, 2017
FYI: #Rams will switch up their London plans this year by spending week preceding game practicing in Jacksonville
— Vincent Bonsignore (@DailyNewsVinny) April 21, 2017
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