The Los Angeles Rams will officially release their schedule for the 2017 season on Thursday night.
Even though most of the excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Rams at the moment seems to be around the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft, fans will be pleased to know there’s at least one more thing to look forward to before that happens. On Thursday, the NFL will officially release their schedule for the 2017 season, which means the Rams will finally know when they will face each of their opponents.
While the games within the NFC West (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Arizona Cardinals) are obvious, Los Angeles will be fortunate enough to face each of the four teams from the NFC East and AFC South. After seeing the expectations for each of these teams along with their records from last year, the Rams will have quite the work cut out for them during the first season with Sean McVay at head coach.
Either way, the important factor here is the release of the 2017 schedule means Los Angeles is one step closer to the regular season finally being here, which provides fans with plenty of reasons for excitement. The Rams may have only won four games all of 2016, but between the addition of McVay along with Jared Goff hopefully elevating his game to the next level, this team could end up surprising a lot of football fans next year.
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Of course, the only way that’s going to happen is if they figure out a way to overcome their difficult schedule, and be more competitive than last year. Averaging 14 points per game like 2016 simply isn’t going to cut it for Los Angeles if they have any intention of making a run for the NFC West title, so let’s hope the schedule doesn’t end up being too brutal on them when it’s released on Thursday.