LA Rams scheduled to host the Denver Broncos on Christmas Day

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When will the LA Rams play is a question that everyone is asking? Right now, answers to that question are coming in, by dribs and drabs.

The full 2022 NFL schedule will be officially announced Thursday, May 12, 2022. Yet, the league has released the details on a few games.  We know the LA Rams will face the AFC West this season and one of those games will feature the NFL defending Super Bowl Champions, the LA Rams against a known opponent in veteran quarterback Russell Wilson with his new team the Denver Broncos on Christmas Day, which will be one of three games played that day.  The Rams/Broncos matchup will air on CBS, as well as on Nickelodeon.  The game will also be streamed on Paramount+.

The LA Rams boast a 12 – 8 record against Russell Wilson while with the Seattle Seahawks and have sacked him more than any other quarterback in the league, a total of 77 times throughout his career.  Wilson hasn’t exactly excelled against the LA Rams, having thrown 33 interceptions to 26 touchdowns in his career.

Things will look a bit different this time, though, with Russell Wilson under the center for the Denver Broncos. They hope he is the missing piece to a roster that many people believe was only an elite quarterback away from competing in the AFC Playoffs.  He will need to be even better than what he was in Seattle given the quarterback-loaded AFC, let alone some of the best of the best in the AFC West.

The teams in the AFC West could really beat up on each other, along with the AFC as a whole, so if the Broncos could get a win on the road against the Rams, it could help them potentially separate themselves within the division.  There will be other significant matchups on the NFL schedule but we’ll have to wait until after the full schedule is released on Thursday to see when those games are played.

For the LA Rams, this game could go a long way towards determining who lands the number one seed in the NFC and home-field advantage.  The level of competition in the NFC is essentially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, and likely the Green Bay Packers, all of whom will be on the LA Rams NFL schedule this season and three of those on the road.  The LA Rams’ home games and those out of conference games could play a critical role in who gets to play on their home field for the 2022/23 NFL playoffs for the NFC.

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