Let’s look over LA Rams 2022 preseason schedule one more time
By Bret Stuter
With the opening of the LA Rams 2022 training camp comes the Rams’ schedule for preseason games. So it only makes sense to look ahead to preseason games now.
The NFL had modified its schedule with the new NFL/NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement that was ratified in 2020. Among the many changes to the rules, rosters, and more was the option to convert the long-standing 16-game NFL season to a 17-game regular season package. To reduce the extra burden placed upon players and teams of managing that extra week of regulation play, the NFL surrendered one of their preseason games.
Due to the schedule interruptions and medical safety protocols imposed upon the NFL and the delayed season in 2020, the introduction of the three-game preseason schedule was delayed until 2021.
This is the second season for the abbreviated Preseason schedule for the LA Rams. Due to the Rams holding an extra regular season home game in the 17-game season, the Rams will play an extra road game this year. Well, sort of.
Because the Rams will compete with the LA Chargers, who also play at SoFi Stadium, the Rams will play two preseason games in their familiar settings. The third preseason game, scheduled on Saturday, August 27th, will be played on the road at Cincinnati against their Super Bowl LVI opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals.
So what does the LA Rams schedule look like in the 2022 schedule? Like this:
- Rams Schedule: 2022 preseason
- Preseason Week 1 – Saturday, August 13, 7:00 pm PT: LA Rams at LA ChargersNo live broadcast
- Preseason Week 2 – Friday, August 19, 7:00 pm PT: Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams NFLN broadcast
- Preseason Week 3 – Saturday, August 27, 3:00 pm PT; LA Rams at Cincinnati BengalsNFLN broadcast
The Rams have historically sat all starters and key role players in preseason games and there is every reason to expect a similar practice this season. If it is not obvious by that point in time, players who are uninjured but do not compete in preseason games are a safe bet to be earmarked for the team’s 53-man roster.
That will prove to be vital information in such areas where a younger player is in play to land a starting role with the team. Players like rookie offensive lineman Logan Bruss, or second-year defensive back Robert Rochell, will be watched closely to see if they compete in preseason competition.
Even the running backs who compete in preseason games, versus those who do not, will tell quite a bit about the Rams’ depth chart at that point in time.