The Los Angeles Rams’ 2018 schedule is here! It all kicks off on Monday, September 10th against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum. The Rams are tied for the league’s fifth-strongest schedule this season based off of last year’s records, so there are plenty of marquee matchups along the way.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Rams slate for the upcoming year.
Los Angeles Rams 2018 Regular Season Schedule
|1||Mon., Sep 10||@||Oakland Raiders||10:20/7:20pm||ESPN|
|2||Sun., Sep 16||v.||Arizona Cardinals||4:05/1:05pm||Fox|
|3||Sun., Sep 23||v.||Los Angeles Chargers||4:05/1:05pm||CBS|
|4||Thurs., Sep 27||v.||Minnesota Vikings||8:20/5:20pm||Fox|
|5||Sun., Oct 7||@||Seattle Seahawks||4:25/1:25pm||Fox|
|6||Sun., Oct 14||@||Denver Broncos||4:05/1:05pm||Fox|
|7||Sun., Oct. 21||@||San Francisco 49ers||8:20/5:20pm||NBC|
|8||Sun., Oct. 28||v.||Green Bay Packers||4:25/1:25pm||Fox|
|9||Sun., Nov 4||@||New Orleans Saints||4:25/1:05pm||Fox|
|10||Sun., Nov 11||v.||Seattle Seahawks||4:25/1:25pm||CBS|
|11||Mon., Nov. 19||v.*||Kansas City Chiefs||8:15/5:15pm||ESPN|
|13||Sun., Dec 2||@||Detroit Lions||1:00pm/10:00am||Fox|
|14||Sun., Dec 9||@||Chicago Bears||1:00pm/10:00am||Fox|
|15||Sun., Dec 16||v.||Philadelphia Eagles||8:20/5:20pm||NBC|
|16||Sun., Dec 23||@||Arizona Cardinals||4:25/1:25pm||Fox|
|17||Sun., Dec. 30||v.||San Francisco 49ers||4:25/1:25pm||Fox|
* – The Rams’ “home” game in Week 11 against the Chiefs will be played in Mexico City
Week 15 vs Eagles – If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. The Eagles lost starting QB Carson Wentz for the season while playing in LA last season. He’ll be back to full health in this one, and the Rams will to come away with a better result against the Super Bowl Champs.
Week 17 vs 49ers – Yeah, the 49ers finished the season strong, winning five straight under seemingly infallible QB Jibby Carflow. That game was played against the Rams’ backups and wasn’t particularly close. The hype for this first rematch will be very real, and all signs point to the game living up to that hype.
Week 11 vs Chiefs – The Los Angeles Rams will host a Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 19 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The game kicks off at 8:15pm ET. It’s CB Marcus Peters meets former Rams WR Sammy Watkins, hermanos y hermanas!
Week 5 vs Seahawks – Rams fans were provided an early Christmas present in 2017, when the Rams went into the Clink and punched the Seahawks in the mouth walking away with a 42-7 victory. The Seahawks appear to be in some stage of rebuild mode, having lost many of their star players…but watching DL Ndamukong Suh and DL Aaron Donald chase QB Russell Wilson around all day never gets old.
Week 9 vs Saints – Another serious contender for the NFC crown. The Rams were able to escape with a 26-20 home win against the Saints last season. This year, it’ll be played in the Saints’ house, and (assuming he’s healthy) CB Marshon Lattimore. Games like this show just how competitive the Rams will be in a very strong conference.
As talented as the Rams are, the 2018 season will not be an easy one.
The division could be challenging with the always-tough Seattle Seahawks and the up-and-coming San Francisco 49ers. The Arizona Cardinals are often overlooked, but they will return David Johnson to a squad that went 8-8 last season.
Meanwhile, the first-place schedule makes things even tougher in 2018.
Per ESPN, the Rams’ opponents had a .523 winning percentage in 2017, which ties for fifth-highest in the NFL.
The team’s success or failure could come down to the play of Goff, who was outstanding last season after struggling during his rookie year. He threw 28 touchdowns with just seven interceptions and now has even more talent around him, but he will need to show that last season wasn’t a fluke.
If he lives up to expectations, the Rams could be a tough team to beat.
LA Rams 2018 Regular Season Opponents
|Philadelphia Eagles||New Orleans Saints|
|Green Bay Packers||Chicago Bears|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Denver Broncos|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Detroit Lions|
|Minnesota Vikings||Oakland Raiders|
|Arizona Cardinals||Arizona Cardinals|
|Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Seahawks|
|San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco 49ers|