The Los Angeles Rams will finish 3rd in the NFC West again in 2016 - regardless of the outcome of their Week 17 match-up with the Arizona Cardinals. That means that their schedule for 2017 has been finalized.
Los Angeles Rams 2017 Regular Season Opponents
|Washington Redskins||Dallas Cowboys|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Tennessee Titans|
|Houston Texans||New York Giants|
|Indianapolis Colts||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|New Orleans Saints||Minnesota Vikings|
|Arizona Cardinals*||Arizona Cardinals|
|Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Seahawks|
|San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco 49ers|
* Denotes 2016 playoff team
There are two ways for the Rams to look at this. On one hand, they seem to have a pretty favorable home schedule - sans the matchup with the Arizona Cardinals which will be played in London. They only match up with two playoff teams in the Coliseum - one of which being the Houston Texans, the other being the NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks.
Their road schedule seems a bit more daunting, with match-ups against the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and of course the Seahawks again. That list doesn’t include a Minnesota Vikings team with a very solid defense or a rising Tennessee Titans squad.
Without a first round pick to improve the roster, the Rams front office is going to have to get creative to step up to this challenge and improve on what has been an abysmal return to Los Angeles.