NFL gives Los Angeles Rams a ton of time in the spotlight in 2024 season

Is this ideal?
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams v Detroit Lions
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams v Detroit Lions / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Rams find themselves right back in the mix as true contenders, and the NFL seems to think the same. When a team is gifted a ton of primetime games, that usually means they're very good or a team that just oozes popularity. For the Rams, they're a mix of both.

They're in the busy Los Angeles market, just won a Super Bowl and are very good, so the NFL decided to give LA a whopping five primetime games in 2024, which is tied for the second-most with the Chiefs, Bills, Packers, Lions, Bengals, Ravens, Eagles, and Dolphins, all of whom should make the playoffs this coming season.

And on a side note, the lowly Carolina Panthers have zero primetime games. My view of this is that having a ton of primetime games, which the NFL defines as being games at night, isn't necessarily a good thing. Be thrusted into the spotlight constantly puts even more pressure and eyeballs on that team.

I tend to think that being stuffed away in the 1:00pm or 4:05pm windows each week can actually be a good thing, as that's when the bulk of NFL games take place. But it's not like the Rams haven't been in primetime a lot before. Sean McVay instantly turned this team around, so it's no surprise that the NFL gave them a lot.

Matthew Stafford is also entering his 16th year in the NFL, so it's not like he's new to this either. But for those Rams fans who are not in the LA market and who cannot watch them on TV each week, them having five primetime games is a benefit, as they all tend to be nationally televised, so if that's you, then congratulations!

But for the team itself, having a lot of primetime games means they need to be playing their best.