When will the 2024 NFL Schedule get released for the LA Rams?

The 2024 NFL Schedule is due for release on May 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm PT. Here is what you need to know to be ready for that event:
Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams
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If you didn't already know, the month of May is the month of the big reveal of the upcoming NFL weekly schedule for all 32 NFL teams. As such, the buzz on social media, and many NFL blogging sites like Ramblin Fan have already begun to pave the way for the upcoming schedule release with stories featuring grudge matches to worst-case scheduling scenarios.

It's all part of the process to whet your appetite over the NFL scheduling release. Why is that so important? Well, scheduling games for NFL teams each year has the inadvertent effect of creating unintended advantages and disadvantages for teams due to the underlying circumstances involved in the schedule. For example, of the eight weeks allowed for NFL BYE weeks, the LA Rams faced four teams after their BYE. That allowed four of the Rams 17 opponents in 2023 to have a full week to rest and heal up before facing the team last season. The Rams record against those four team?

A paltry 1-3.

And so, it makes sense to pay attention to the Rams schedule for 2024. After all, between shot weeks, BYE weeks, travel weeks, and Prime Time games, the NFL has as much impact as to the outcome of the season as bad officiating. So now the question is, when will the NFL release it's schedule?

When will the NFL schedule be released?

Per Sports Business Journals NFL insider Ben Fischer, the full NFL schedule released has been delayed this year, and will be released at 5:00 pm PT on May 15, 2024:

Of course, as has been the custom in the past, NFL teams will have the opportunity to use social media and creative ways to add entertainment value to their specific schedule release. For more specific details, you can check out Ben Fischer's story linked to the message below:

While we are here, let's answer some common questions about the NFL schedule:

How many TNF games can a team play in one season?

With the new Thursday Night Football Games contract awarded to Amazon, there was a push to allow more high-profile games to be moved to the TNF time slot. As such, the NFL has approved the scheduling an NFL team to appear twice in one season.

How many Prime Time games can a team play in one season?

There is some confusion about this topic. NBC Sports reported that NFL teams can play as many as seven prime-time games in one season on March 28, 2023. Later that same year, on November 8, 2023, Pro Football Network's Tony Catalina reported that teams can play up to six prime-time games in one NFL season.

What does the NFL consider a 'Prime Time' game?

While we often are exposed to the term of NFL Prime Time games, what exactly does that mean? The term applies to the singularly scheduled NFL weekly game whose audience is not dictated by local marketing agreements. That is, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football games televised for a national view audience are all considered Prime Time games.

What is Flexible Scheduling? When does it start?

Flexible scheduling is the term applied that allows the NFL and contracted broadcasters to change a scheduled contest to the prime time venues to allow the NFL to showcase their most competitive games for that week. ON flex scheduling weeks, the games listed for the Sunday night window are tentative and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games can move to Sunday night, in which the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would move to a Sunday afternoon.

Flexible scheduling for Sunday night is limited. In 2023, the option could be used twice between Weeks 5–10, Weeks 11–15, and Week 17.

In 2023, flexible scheduling became an option for Monday Night Football as well. This option was available in Weeks 12-15 and 17, allowing the NFL to move a different game into Monday Night Football and allowing the originally scheduled Monday night game to go back to Sunday afternoon. Monday Night Football flex scheduling decisions will be made on 13 days’ notice.