The Rams can make a big statement in prime time this season

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Carson Wentz /

 With the release of the 2018 schedule, the NFL has given the Los Angeles Rams an opportunity to shine in prime time.

The National Football League did the one thing they absolutely had to do when they constructed the 2018 schedule. They put the Los Angeles Rams in five prime time windows that will give NFL viewers a look at what could be one of the most exciting teams in the league.

Not in the least.

The Rams are absolutely loaded for the 2018 season. With name recognition aplenty, odds are good that this latest edition in LA will be a player for all 17 weeks. Meaning that a December 16, Sunday Night game against the defending Super Bowl champions could have monster ramifications in playoff seeding.

That’s what an 11-5 record and a ton of promise brings you.

The Rams will be one of the most interesting newcomers, potentially, to the weekly talk of teams in the Super Bowl hunt. With five games in prime time, beginning with the Oakland Raiders in a nightcap game that kicks off the Monday Night ESPN schedule, they’ll host at least three playoff teams from the 2017 season in Minnesota, Kansas City, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philly fans will note it’s a return to the scene of an injury that could have, but did not derail a season than ended up with a Lombardi Trophy and an MVP for former Rams quarterback Nick Foles.

That could very well end up the best game on the LA slate for 2018.

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Additionally, NFC West rival San Francisco and up and coming quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be part of the Rams being featured on Sunday Night.

Overall, the NFL is about to realize some huge potential with the Rams back in Los Angeles and playing winning football. The addition of big names like Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib, along with DPOY Aaron Donald, OPOY Todd Gurley, and COY Sean McVay give the league the kind of team that plays well both in Hollywood, and on the prime time schedule.

A win-win for fans and the NFL.