Sean McVay will face many challenges in his first season as an
The Rams play their first two games at the Coliseum against the
"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 in a statement. "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."
Last season, the Rams were 1-6 at home. In the Rams' first year in Los Angeles in more than two decades, they were on the road for three of their first four games and five of their first seven, including a game in London.
The Rams will return to London to play the
The Rams will not appear on "Monday Night Football" and are not currently scheduled to play a prime-time game on a Sunday night.
USC and the Rams played back-to-back games at the Coliseum twice in 2016. This season it will occur three times in the first five weeks.
The schedule includes four opponents that made the playoffs in 2016 — the
Sept. 10: INDIANAPOLIS, 1 p.m. PT, (Ch. 2, CBS) — The last time Colts quarterback
Sept. 17: WASHINGTON, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11, Fox) — New Rams coach Sean McVay, the Redskins’ former offensive coordinator, will entertain — and attempt to beat — old friends. Former Rams receiver
Sept. 21: at San Francisco, 5:15 p.m., (NFL Network) —
Oct. 1: at Dallas, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — The Rams play the Cowboys in August in their first preseason game and then travel to Jerry's World in Week 4. Running back Lance Dunbar no doubt wants to make an impact against his old team.
Oct. 8: SEATTLE, 1, (Ch. 2) — Don’t count on a repeat of 2016, when the Rams defeated the Seahawks and a hobbled
Oct. 15: at Jacksonville, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) — Will the
Oct. 22: vs. Arizona Cardinals at London, 10 a.m. (Ch. 11) — The Rams are 0-2 in London, including last season's loss against the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. This year's later kickoff time will make TV viewing in Los Angeles a bit easier.
Oct. 29: Off.
Nov. 5: at New York Giants, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — After last season’s trip to London, and a bye, the Rams played at home. This season, they must go across the country to play against
Nov. 12: HOUSTON, 1 p.m., (Ch. 2) — Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coached with the Texans for three seasons. With the
Nov. 19: at Minnesota, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — There is optimism in Rams Land, but it’s doubtful that the Rams will make more than one trip to this season’s Super Bowl site. Former Rams starting quarterback
Nov. 26: NEW ORLEANS, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) — With former defensive coordinator
Dec. 3: at Arizona, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — The Rams mistakenly thought they were legitimate contenders when they defeated the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2016. Will McVay deliver an early Christmas present to Arizona coach Bruce Arians, a la
Dec. 10: PHILADELPHIA, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — It’s the compare-and-contrast bowl as Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, faces an Eagles team led by No. 2 pick Carson Wentz. Rams linebacker
Dec. 17: at Seattle, 1 p.m., (Ch. 11) — At least it’s not a cold Thursday night game this year. Will cornerback
Dec. 24: at Tennessee, 10 a.m., (Ch. 11) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, the second pick in the 2015 draft, appears to be hitting his stride. The Rams not only fired Jeff Fisher, but also the roster is now void of players with Titans ties.
Dec. 31: SAN FRANCISCO, 1:15 p.m., (Ch. 11) — Quarterback
Times also were announced for most of the Rams' preseason games: Aug. 12, vs. Dallas, 6 p.m., (Ch. 2); Week 2, TBA, at Oakland; Aug. 26, vs. Chargers, 5 p.m., (Ch. 2); Aug. 31, at Green Bay, 4 p.m. (Ch. 2).