The Rams will host the Denver Broncos – and Matthew Stafford will have a duel with Russell Wilson – in a Christmas game, the NFL announced.
The game at 1:30 p.m. at SoFi Stadium (shown on CBS) will be one of three NFL games on Sunday, Dec. 25, while most games in Week 16 will be played on Saturday.
This will be the first time the Rams will play on Christmas.
The match is expected in part because of the defenders. Stafford led Reims to the Super Bowl Championship in his first season with the team after being acquired in exchange with the Detroit Lyons. Wilson hopes to do the same for the Broncos after they acquired him at the Seattle Seahawks in the March trade involving three other players and six picks in the draft.
This is the first date to be announced for any of the 17 games of the Rams regular season in 2022.
The NFL television networks announce the sites and dates of some “selected” games before the league publishes the full schedule on Thursday at 5pm tennis time.
As champions of the Super Cup, the Rams will host the start of the regular season at the Sophie Stadium on Thursday, September 8, against an opponent to be shown.
In line with the NFL schedule rotation, the Rams face NFC South and AFC West, as well as NFC West, as well as other teams that topped NFC North and East and AFC East.
The Rams ’nine home rivals besides Denver will be Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, Las Vegas, Dallas and Buffalo. Their eight road games will be held in Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Chargers, Kansas City and Green Bay.
Their schedule is estimated as the most difficult in the league based on the total percentage of victories of these opponents in the regular season of 2021 (0.567).
But it’s easier than in recent years in other respects: Rams has only one trip to the East Coast (Tampa Bay), after three in the 2021 regular season and five in 2020. And they have no international trips since the 49ers were selected as a rival of the Cardinals for the game in Mexico City after speculations that it will be Rams.
Thanks to the away game against the Chargers, they can also play 10 of 17 games at home.