LA Rams 2023 scheduled opponents are no patsies (again)

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Well, the LA Rams 2022 NFL season is still warm, but the NFL scheduled opponents for the 2023 NFL season are already available. That’s the way it goes in the NFL, as the postseason is just underway, but the 2023 NFL season opponents are already available. Because this is a cyclical schedule, the LA Rams (and all NFC West teams) automatically face opponents from one AFC Division and one NFC Division.

The Rams will have to gear up to face the always-tough AFC North Division, and the surprisingly competitive  NFC East Division, in 2023. Great. The two toughest NFL divisions again? Well before you run out into the streets claiming that the sky is falling, the Rams 2022 NFL schedule appeared quite challenging at this same point in time from a year ago.

At the time, the LA Rams were up against the AFC West and the NFC South, and each AFC West team appeared to be an NFL Playoff-capable team.

So who do the Rams face in SoFi, and who do the Rams face on the road? Let’s see:

Tough crowd.

Quick analysis 2023 Rams schedule

While the schedule is not exactly ideal, it could be much worse. Four of the most distant 2023 opponents will travel to face the LA Rams at SoFi Stadium. They include:

Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Commanders
Cleveland Browns

Rounding out the four teams that the Rams play at home include the San Francisco 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, and the New Orleans Saints.

LA Rams opponents who the team must travel to face include (ranked by distance):

New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers

Rounding out the five teams that the Rams must travel to face include the San Francisco 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Indianapolis Colts.

Of the group, the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals are two teams who will likely be playing for a new coaching staff. And of the 17 games in 2023, the Rams will face nine teams that competed in the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs.

The Rams finished in third place in the NFC West, which is why the team faces the Packers, the Colts, and the Saints. The LA Rams are expected to field a better team next season. But will it be enough to win ten or more games against these teams?  Stay tuned . . .

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