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Los Angeles Rams 2018 opponent preview and potential storylines

While we don’t have the Rams’ official 2018 schedule, we do know who they’ll be playing and where. Tevin Broner takes a look.

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The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2017 regular season 11-5 and are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

LA Rams 2018 Regular Season Opponents

Home

Philadelphia Eagles

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers

Away

Chicago Bears

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Oakland Raiders

New Orleans Saints

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers

A few weeks ago, 3k wrote about the Rams schedule before it was finalized. Now that the season is over, we can take a look at some of the potential storylines.

Potential Storylines

#FightForLA

Well, this should be a hyped game. In a couple of years, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will share a stadium. If I were employed by the NFL to make the schedule, I would try to schedule this game as early in the season as possible and make it a primetime game. Both teams should be at least solid next season and it could be Chargers QB Phillip Rivers’ last season. Either way, the NFL is going to manufacture a rivalry out of this matchup, and it won’t take much to do so.

High profile rematches

The Rams will see some familiar NFC opponents in 2018 in fellow division winners in the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. All three teams have been successful the last couple of seasons and will be playing in the playoffs. Although the teams will look different next season, I would be surprised if these games don’t carry similar effects.

Defending the NFC West crown

What a difference a year makes.

It appears that the Seattle Seahawks will begin to rebuild as the Legion of Boom could be finished as soon as this offseason. The Arizona Cardinals will be in a complete rebuild as QB Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians are both retiring. The San Francisco 49ers are in an interesting place after trading for QB Jimmy Garoppolo who has looked pretty good since taking over as a starting quarterback.


So what game are you looking forward to in the 2018 season?