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2018 NFL Schedule: Record Predictions, Analysis for all 32 Teams
The 2018 NFL regular season schedule has finally been released. And the team at ESPN’s NFL Nation is taking a hard look at every team's schedule to deliver an early season record prediction. Each prediction was made independent of the predictions of other colleagues.
Here is the outlook for the Rams, along with the rest of the NFC West:
Los Angeles Rams | Predicted record: 12-4
"The Rams will finally get a taste for what a true first-place schedule feels like. They'll play five prime-time games, two of them on Monday Night Football and one of those from Mexico City. But their travel schedule won't be as brutal as it has been in two prior seasons, and three of their first four games will come at home. - Alden Gonzalez"
— San Francisco 49ers | Predicted record: 10-6
— Seattle Seahawks | Predicted record: 8-8
— Arizona Cardinals | Predicted record: 6-10
2018 NFL Schedule Release: Ranking Top Nine Prime-Time Games
As the NFL.com's Adam Schein put it, "the league's prime-time schedule in 2018 is flat-out amazing." As Schein looked over the league-wide schedule he found as many as 20 must-see games. But in an effort to whittle down the list to some of the best matchups of the season, Schein is ranking the nine prime time games he is craving the most.
The Rams made the list a whopping three times out of nine, including the top projected prime-time matchup of the season.
1) Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21 | 8:20 p.m. ET
"Yeah. That's right. My favorite prime-time game this year is Rams at 49ers. Having this old-school rivalry relevant again -- and back in its SoCal vs. NorCal form -- is gold."
8) Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
*Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27 | 8:20 p.m. ET *
"This could be a preview of the NFC title game. And the Coliseum is going to be rocking on this Thursday night. The atmosphere in Los Angeles for the Rams' playoff game was spectacular. Now with the aforementioned newcomers joining Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley and Jared Goff, the Rams are truly ready for prime time."
9) Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders
*Week 1: Monday, Sept. 10 | 10:20 p.m. ET *
"In certain years past, this Week 1 Monday nightcap failed to generate much excitement. Not this time. The back end of this double-dip -- which follows Jets at Lions -- is absolutely must-see TV, with Jon Gruden's official return to coaching and the Rams showing off their shiny new toys."
For the rest of top-nine matchups, click here.