Indianapolis Colts (September 10)
After only finishing with four wins all of last season, the Los Angeles Rams will be heavily tested early on with an opening weekend matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. When healthy, Andrew Luck has proven to be one of the league’s most dominant quarterbacks, and there’s a good chance the quarterback will be playing with a little extra motivation in 2017 after the Colts failed to reach the playoffs in each of the last two seasons.
To top it off, this will be Sean McVay‘s first official regular season game as head coach for the Rams, and there’s nothing the former offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins would love more than to start the year off on a hot note. Los Angeles made a bold move in the offseason when deciding to make McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history, and even though it’s only been a few months, he’s already provided plenty of excitement over what’s in store for his first season.
Between providing better weapons for Jared Goff to work with on offense along with Wade Phillips taking over the duties of defensive coordinator, early signs indicate the Rams will easily pass the four wins recorded a year ago. Who knows, maybe the throwbacks for the first official game of the McVay era will provide an extra spark and excitement for Los Angeles that first Sunday to start the year off on the right note.