Saturday, April 22, 2017

Los Angeles Rams Weekly: Rams 2017 Schedule Released

The Los Angeles Rams announced today their 2017 regular season schedule, which kicks off at home on Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Indianapolis Colts. In Week 2, first-year Head Coach SEAN McVAY will face his former team as the Washington Redskins travel to Los Angeles for the first time since 1994. In addition to the Rams’ NFC West opponents, LA will play each franchise in the NFC East and AFC South, including four teams that made the 2017 playoffs.

“The NFL schedule release is one of the most anticipated events for football fans and we’re looking forward to opening the 2017 season with two games at home,” McVay said. “Our fans give us one of the best home field advantages in the National Football League and we’re excited to get in front of them at the Coliseum this fall.”

The Rams are 48-28-3 in home openers and own a 40-39 record overall in Week 1. This year’s opener vs. the Colts marks the teams’ 19th meeting at the Coliseum. In Indianapolis’ last visit to the Coliseum, the Rams walked away with a 24-13 win. Most recently, the two clubs played in the regular season in 2013, where the Rams won, 38-8. At home against Indianapolis, the Rams boast a 12-9 overall record.

On Sept. 17, Los Angeles hosts a familiar opponent in the Redskins as this year’s matchup marks the 10th meeting between the teams in 13 seasons. Washington leads the series, 23-11-1, while the Rams won three of the last five games dating back to 2010.

The Rams travel to Northern California the following week to face the San Francisco 49ers as part of NFL Network’s national broadcast of “Thursday Night Football.” The game marks LA’s first divisional game of the season and their fourth time visiting Levi’s Stadium since it opened in 2014. Overall, the Rams are 32-33-2 in road meetings at San Francisco.

In Week 4, Los Angeles will take on their first of four playoff teams in a conference matchup against the Dallas Cowboys who had a league-best 13-3 record in 2016. The game marks the Rams’ third visit to AT&T Stadium, which opened in 2009, with Los Angeles looking to record their first win at the stadium. Dallas currently leads the all-time series 13-11.

After two weeks on the road, the Rams come home to the Coliseum to host the defending NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 8. LA extended its home-game winning streak over Seattle to three after defeating the Seahawks in last year’s season opener, which drew a crowd of more than 90,000 fans. The Rams won four of their last six games against Seattle.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will host Los Angeles in Week 6 for just the second time in franchise history since joining the NFL as an expansion team in 1995. The game will be the teams’ fifth meeting overall, with LA looking for its first win in Jacksonville. Following the team’s cross-country trip to Jacksonville, Los Angeles continues east to the United Kingdom to host the Arizona Cardinals at London’s Twickenham Stadium as part of the NFL’s International Series before heading into the bye week.

In Weeks 9-14 the Rams exchange home and road games starting with an east coast meeting with the New York Giants for the second time in as many years. Their 2016 matchup took place at Twickenham Stadium in what was the first-ever NFL game played in the history of the stadium. Since the Rams first traveled to the Giants in 1938, the club has accumulated a 12-9 record in New York and leads the overall series, 25-16.

In Week 10, the Houston Texans will make their first visit to Los Angeles and participate in just their fourth meeting overall with the Rams. In their last contest, the Rams defeated the Texans, 38-13, in a 2013 matchup played at NRG Stadium in Houston. The visiting team has won all three contests.

On Nov. 19, the Minnesota Vikings will host Los Angeles who is set to play its first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Last season, the Rams played a preseason game at the Vikings’ new stadium in what was the second football game ever played in the venue. The franchises last met in the regular season in 2015 at University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, a contest the Rams lost in overtime. Their series span 37 games with Minnesota leading, 21-14-2.

In Week 12, the New Orleans Saints head to Southern California for the first time since 1994 to face Los Angeles. The Rams lead the all-time series against the Saints, 40-32, which began in 1967. Last season in New Orleans, QB Jared Goff earned his first road start and became the first Rams quarterback to throw three first half touchdowns since 2010.

Los Angeles begins their second slate of meetings within the division starting with a trip to Phoenix in Week 13 followed by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. The Rams head into the Week 13 matchup in search of their third-consecutive road win over Arizona. As the visiting team, the Rams own a one-game advantage over the Cardinals beginning in 1937 with an 18-17-2 road record.

Sandwiched between the Rams’ NFC West games, LA will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 10. The Rams hold a 10-5-1 record vs. the Eagles at home. The teams previously played seven times at the Coliseum with the Rams edging the Eagles, 5-1-1, including a 1949 conference championship.

On Christmas Eve, the Rams visit the Tennessee Titans for the first time since 2009. The Titans won two of their last three meetings dating back to 2005, while the Rams lead the all-time series, 6-5.

Los Angeles will close the 2017 season at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 31, marking the ninth-consecutive season the Rams played their final game of the regular season against a divisional opponent. The Rams will look to improve their series record in the organization’s longest-standing rivalry against San Francisco, which the 49ers lead, 67-64-3 all-time.

All Rams games can be heard in English on ESPN LA 710 AM, with a full simulcast on 100.3 The Sound, and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 1330AM. For information about Rams season tickets and single-game tickets, fans may visit

RAMS 2017 SCHEDULE (Day, Network | PT time)

Preseason Week 1: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Preseason Week 2: at Oakland Raiders
Preseason Week 3: vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Preseason Week 4: at Green Bay Packers
Week 1: vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, CBS) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 2: vs. Washington Redskins (Sunday, FOX) | 1:25 p.m.
Week 3: at San Francisco 49ers (Thursday, NFL Network) | 5:25 p.m.
Week 4: at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, FOX) | 10 a.m.
Week 5: vs. Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, CBS) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, FOX) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 7: vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, FOX) | 10 a.m. London
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: at New York Giants (Sunday, FOX) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 10: vs. Houston Texans (Sunday, CBS) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings (Sunday, FOX) | 10 a.m.
Week 12: vs. New Orleans Saints (Sunday, FOX) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 13: at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, FOX) | 1:25 p.m.
Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, FOX) | 1:25 p.m.
Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, FOX) | 1:05 p.m.
Week 16: at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, FOX) | 10 a.m.
Week 17: vs. San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, FOX) | 1:25 p.m.
While we’ve known the Rams’ 2017 opponents since the end of the 2016 season, we now know the dates and times for each matchup with today’s league-wide schedule release. Let’s take a look at each game in order.
(2016 record, finish in standings.) All times Pacific
Week 1: vs. Indianapolis Colts (8-8, 3rd place AFC South) | 1:05 p.m. 
All-time record: 18-23-2 | Last matchup: Rams won 38-8 in Nov. 2013
The Sean McVay era will get underway at the Coliseum with a marquee matchup against quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts. Wide receiver Tavon Austin scored three long touchdowns as a rookie in the last game between these two teams in 2013 — a 98-yard punt return, a 57-yard reception, and an 81-yard reception.
Week 2: vs. Washington Redskins (8-7-1, 3rd place NFC East) | 1:25 p.m. 
All-time record: 11-23-1 | Last matchup: Rams lost 24-10 in Sept. 2015
McVay will face his former team in the second week of the season, as Washington will come to the Coliseum. It’s the first of the Rams’ four matchups against the NFC East.
Week 3: at San Francisco 49ers (2-14, 4th place NFC West) | 5:25 p.m. | Thursday Night Football
All-time record: 64-67-3 | Last road matchup: Rams lost 28-0 in Sept. 2016
The Rams will have a short flight for their first road trip of the season, going up to the Bay Area to play San Francisco. The club will face the 49ers in prime time at Levi’s Stadium for the second year in a row, this time on Thursday Night Football.
Week 4: at Dallas Cowboys (13-3, 1st place NFC East) | 10:00 a.m. 
All-time record: 11-13 | Last matchup: Rams lost 34-31 in Sept. 2014
The Rams will stay on the road for Week 4 to play the Cowboys in the club’s first early start of the season. It’s a somewhat unique situation for these two clubs, L.A. and Dallas will face one another for their first preseason matchup at the Coliseum before playing eight weeks later.
Week 5: vs. Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1, 1st place NFC West) | 1:05 p.m. 
All-time record: 15-22 | Last home matchup: Rams won 9-3 in Sept. 2016
Los Angeles will have its first home divisional matchup of the year against Seattle in Week 5. The Rams have won three straight and four of their last five matchups against the Seahawks at home, including last year’s home opener.
Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13, 4th place AFC South) | 1:05 p.m. 
All-time record: 3-1 | Last matchup: Rams won 34-20 in Oct. 2013
The Rams will head to Jacksonville in Week 6 for the first leg of a long road trip. It’s Los Angeles’ second inter-conference matchup of 2016.
Week 7: vs. Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1, 2nd place NFC West) | 10:00 a.m. | London 
All-time record: 38-38-2 | Last home matchup: Rams lost 44-6 in Jan. 2017
The Rams will play across the pond at Twickenham Stadium for the second year in a row, this time against the division-rival Cardinals. Kickoff will be at six o’clock local at Twickehnam Stadium, which means a regular early start of 10 a.m. back in California.
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: at New York Giants (11-5, 2nd place NFC East) | 10:00 a.m. 
All-time record: 25-16 | Last matchup: Rams lost 17-10 in Oct. 2016
After a week off, Los Angeles will go back to the east coast to play the Giants. This will be the Rams’ second trip to MetLife Stadium in two years, as they beat the Jets at the same site in November 2016.
Week 10: vs. Houston Texans (9-7, 1st place AFC South) | 1:05 p.m.
All-time record: 2-1 | Last matchup: Rams won 38-13 in Oct. 2013
The Rams will be back at the Coliseum for Week 10 to face Houston. It’s the Texans’ first trip to Los Angeles in franchise history, having been established in 2002.
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings (8-8, third place NFC North) | 10:00 a.m. 
All-time record: 14-21-2 | Last matchup: Rams lost 21-18 (OT) in Nov. 2015
The Rams will head to Minnesota for their only matchup against an NFC North opponent in 2017. This will be Los Angeles’ first regular-season trip to U.S. Bank Stadium. The club squared off against Minnesota in the building’s inaugural preseason last year.
Week 12: vs. New Orleans Saints (7-9, 3rd place NFC South) | 1:05 p.m. 
All-time record: 40-32 | Last matchup: Rams lost 49-23 in Nov. 2016
Los Angeles’ sole NFC South opponent in 2017 will come to the Coliseum for Week 12. Quarterback Jared Goff played his best half of the season against the Saints in 2016, throwing three touchdowns in the first two quarters of the November contest.
Week 13: at Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1, 2nd place NFC West) | 1:25 p.m. 
All-time record: 38-38-2 | Last road matchup: Rams won 17-13 in Oct. 2016
The second NFC West road trip will come in Week 13. The Rams have won the away matchup with Arizona in each of the last two seasons, recording a total of eight takeaways in the two games.
Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9, 4th place NFC East) | 1:25 p.m. 
All-time record: 17-18-1 | Last matchup: Rams lost 34-28 in Oct. 2014
The Rams will come back home to face the Eagles in Week 14. It’s the first of likely many matchups between the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks of the 2016 NFL Draft, quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.
Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1, 1st place NFC West) | 1:05 p.m. 
All-time record: 15-22 | Last road matchup: Rams lost 24-3 in Dec. 2016
The Rams will play at CenturyLink Field in Week 15 for the second year in a row. Last season, this matchup was featured on Thursday Night Football. This year will make eight consecutive years that the Rams have played at Seattle in the season’s last four games.
Week 16: at Tennessee Titans (9-7, second place AFC South) | 10:00 a.m. 
All-time record: 6-5 | Last matchup: Rams lost 28-21 in Oct. 2013
The Rams will spend Christmas Eve in Tennessee with this Week 16 matchup. It’s the fourth time the two teams have met since the Rams’ victory in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Week 17: vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-14, 4th place NFC West) | 1:25 p.m. 
All-time record: 64-67-3 | Last home matchup: Rams lost 22-21 in Dec. 2016
Los Angeles will close the regular season by renewing the California rivalry with San Francisco at the Coliseum.
Los Angeles is a travel destination for many across the world. However, the Los Angeles Rams will be spending a considerable amount of time on the road in 2017.
The Rams will travel a total of 32,622 miles this season, which is more than any NFL team for the second consecutive year.
Last season, the Rams traveled a total of 32,072 miles, which was more than the Bears, Browns, Packers and Ravens combined. The 2016 schedule took the team to locations such as New York, Detroit and London.
This year the squad will return to the United Kingdom for more fish and chips. A round trip flight across the pond (LAX to Heathrow Airport) is a little over 10,880 miles, which is more than the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel the entire 2017 season (7,920 miles).
*Note: The team's mileage could change. For example, the Rams take on the Jaguars before heading to London and could stay in Florida rather than returning to California. The current calculated mileage is based on round trip travel after each away game.
2017 Season Total Miles Traveled, Courtesy of American Airlines
(Miles totaled from LAX airport to destination airport)
Regular SeasonRoundtrip Miles
San Francisco 49ers676
Dallas Cowboys2,490
Jacksonville Jaguars4,302
Arizona Cardinals (London)10,898
New York Giants4,944
Minnesota Vikings3,070
Arizona Cardinals740
Seattle Seahawks1,912
Tennessee Titans3,590
Rams Ticket Information for 2017
With the NFL schedule being released today we wanted to provide an update on tickets. Starting Friday AM, we will make single-game tickets available for purchase, starting with a presale for Season Ticket Members, followed by a presale for Deposit Holders, then opening up single-game tickets to all fans (full schedule below).

In addition, we are able to make some season tickets available to Deposit Holders on our Waitlist in priority order starting next week. For those Deposit Holders, these tickets will be the best available locations throughout the Coliseum at the lowest available price.  Fans can still join the Waitlist by putting down a $100 deposit.

Full ticket information is available at  


  • Thursday, April 20 – 2017 NFL Schedule Released
  • Friday, April 21 at 10 am PT – Season Ticket Member exclusive 72-hour presale for single-game tickets
  • Monday, April 24 at 10 am PT – Deposit Holder exclusive 48-hour presale for single-game tickets
  • Wednesday, April 26 at 10 am PT – Single-game tickets on-sale to all fans
  • Week of April 24 – Season Tickets available to Deposit Holders

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