Talib and Peters will bring some bang to the Rams schedule in 2018

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Michael Crabtree
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Michael Crabtree /

Don’t expect the NFL to miss out on getting the Los Angeles Rams into their prime time TV package in 2018. Two recent acquisitions will make a couple of those games absolute “must see.”

If you are feeling the football gods are smiling on the Los Angeles Rams, they very well may be. Not only will the acquisitions of Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib improve the Rams defense, but it will also add some curious intrigue come the 2018 regular season.

The Rame play both players’ former teams with Los Angeles “hosting” the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City, and the Raiders hosting LA in Oakland.

Meaning Talib gets to hook-up with good friend and Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree.

That’s “Must See” right there.

I mean, if that’s not a made for prime-time TV NFL event, then no other game on the league schedule is.

Rams at Raiders is Sunday Night Football or Monday Night Football at the very least.

Same might be able to be said for the Rams hosting the Chiefs in Mexico City, though likely on a much lesser scale.

The National Football League has a golden opportunity to introduce perhaps the fastest rising team in the league to a national TV audience. The Rams are young and with the trifecta of a Defensive Player of the Year in Aaron Donald, an Offensive Player of the Year in Todd Gurley, and a charismatic head coach and Coach of the Year in Sean McVay.

Three of the NFL’s best and brightest in the second biggest media market of Los Angeles.

How could they possibly miss out on that?

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The Rams are a quick rising team who looks to be poised for more than winning the NFC West in 2018. Depending on how they work the NFL Draft next month, they may enter next season as a significant favorite to do more than win their division.

They’ll absolutely be a can’t miss for a national TV audience.

Rams at Raiders will be just one that will be “must see.”