Los Angeles Rams: Ranking opponents from 2019 preseason schedule

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2. Houston Texans, Week 4

Most likely by the time the final week of preseason rolls around, both the Rams and Texans will be in a position where they feel the need to rest their starters to avoid any potential last-minute injuries that could impact either team for the official start of the regular season.

However, if either team decides to allow their starters to play for a little bit just to keep them fresh for Week 1 of the regular season, it could provide a little excitement for Los Angeles and Houston, two teams that happened to be serious playoff contenders last season.

Not to mention, this week in particular is always exciting to follow since it usually consists of certain players making one final push to make a case for themselves when it comes to earning a roster spot.

Despite their early exit from the playoffs last January when they lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts, all signs point to the Texans being a top contender in the AFC once again, especially since Deshaun Watson seems to get better with experience.

And who knows, maybe if each of these teams live up to expectations in 2019, the Rams and Texans will be in position to face one another down the road in February when Super Bowl 54 takes place in Miami.