Complete coverage: NFL 2022 season preview

Matthew Stafford warms up before leading the Rams to victory in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13.
Matthew Stafford warms up before leading the Rams to victory in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13. Will Stafford and the Rams successfully defend their title this season?
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It’s tough to make it as a coach in the NFL, and 10 teams will be pegging their hopes on new coaches. What else is new for the 2022 NFL season?

It took one season away from the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford to win a Super Bowl, yet the quarterback still faces doubters. Is he a great quarterback or is he on a great team?

The Chargers have lived this before: Great quarterback but the team still doesn’t produce championships. Perhaps Justin Herbert can break that trend.

Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp will again be at the forefront of a Rams offense that has undergone some notable changes since winning the Super Bowl.

The Rams found it difficult to believe Bobby Wagner was texting his interest in joining the team, but when they discovered the inquiry was legitimate they jumped at a chance to sign the perennial All-Pro linebacker.

For a franchise considered cursed, the Chargers have incredible consistency at quarterback, with third-year pro Justin Herbert poised for greatness.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants NFL overtime to be a continuation of the fourth quarter. Steve Young believes pass interference is too punitive on defenses.

The Chargers’ defense cost them a shot at the playoffs last season, so they rebuilt and adding Khalil Mack opposite Joey Bosa made a drastic improvement.

Six of eight NFL divisions have new starting QBs, including Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky.

The Raiders have replaced half of their starters and the Chargers have revamped their defense, which is why this rematch will not resemble last season’s finale involving the AFC West rivals.

The Rams begin their bid to become the first NFL team to repeat as champion in nearly two decades against one of the AFC favorites to reach the Super Bowl, the Buffalo Bills.

A team-by-team look at how the division races in the NFC could play out during the 2022 NFL season.

A team-by-team look at how the division races in the AFC could play out during the 2022 NFL season.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco believes the $284.2 million in new contracts the team invested in during the offseason will pay off this year.

NFL journeyman DeAndre Carter is excited and grateful to be part of the Chargers’ efforts to improve on special teams after their struggles in 2021.

Riley Dixon steps in as the Rams’ new punter, a position held by four-time All-Pro Johnny Hekker, and is also the holder for kicker Matt Gay.

Where do NFL fans gather to watch games in Southern California? From Packers to Bears and 49ers to Rams, use our guide to find your game-day spot.

The Rams defense was already good, thus a Super Bowl LVI title, but the addition of linebacker Bobby Wagner supplies a star on all three levels of the unit.

The Rams start prep for their season opener against Bills and should have all the starters ready to go, with the exception of Van Jefferson. The receiver’s status is unknown as he recovers from knee surgery.

L.A. Times NFL writers Gary Klein and Jeff Miller answer readers’ big questions as the regular-season kickoff approaches.

Ask the L.A. Times’ football team your questions about Los Angeles’ local teams and we will try to answer them.