A raw 2022 LA Rams schedule W-L prediction for the 2022 NFL season
January Rams games: Schedule dates, times, and predictions for Weeks 17 and 18
LA Chargers (Away)
- Date: Sunday, January 1
- Time: 5:20 pm PT
- TV: NBC
Even though this game is an away game for the LA Rams, they play it within the friendly confines of SoFi Stadium. The Chargers are at home as well, and this game will have plenty of media attention over the right to call SoFi Stadium ‘home’ as a result of the outcome of this game. While both teams will need to play very well to remain in contention for an NFL Playoff berth, the Rams will have earned a berth, and perhaps the NFC West Title by the time this game rolls around.
The Rams will be focused on staying healthy, and the LA Chargers HC Brandon Staley’s ability to confuse coverages will strike the Rams’ offense when they least expect it. The Chargers added Kyle Van Noy, Sebastian Joseph Day, and J.C Jackson on defense. They will be a formidable team in 2022, and the LA Rams will simply not have enough weapons to overcome that defense.
Seattle Seahawks (Away)
- Date: Sunday, January 8
- Time: TBD
- TV: TBD
The LA Rams finish off the final game of the 2022 NFL season at Seattle. Because the NFL does not wish teams that are fighting for playoff berths or seeding to await the outcomes of earlier games to determine whether they will play or sit starters, the time for this game will be determined when teams impacted by the outcomes of Week 18 games can be determined, and scheduled to be played simultaneously.
Of course, the outcome of this game could be held in the balance of that algorithm. We know that if the outcome of this game will not benefit the LA Rams seeding, HC Sean McVay is just as likely to sit the starters.
I don’t think that is the case. Either the Rams will need to win the final game to ensure winning the NFC West, or the Rams will need to win to improve their playoff seeding. In any case, the Rams will play the starters only as long as necessary. I expect the Rams to be able to pull the starters in the second half.
That’s the game-by-game prediction. Do you believe the Rams will do better or worse than 12-5? Leave your prediction in the comments section.