“NFL Schedule–Not Kind to Rams-Bolts”
The NFL schedule is out and for the Rams and Chargers, all I can say Oh boy.
Hope the Rams enjoy getting their Super Bowl Rings when the season starts, because they probably won’t be going back there next year.
The Chargers have been building towards going deep into the playoffs. How about getting to the playoffs first. Doing something with these upcoming games will be a challenge.
The Rams face the toughest schedule in the modern NFL. The teams they face have a combined record (164-124)…a (.567) winning percentage.
The Chargers have the tenth toughest schedule, a .(519) winning percentage.
How-where the games fall on the schedule make this doubly hard.
In the first 5-weeks of the season, the Rams face Josh Allen (Buffalo)…Kyler Murray (Arizona)..the always tough 49ers and then Dak Prescott (Cowboys). That is some month of Big Boy football.
Then look at this 5-week stretch into November. The Rams play the 49ers…Tom Brady (Tampa Bay)..Arizona, and then road games at New Orleans and Kansas City.
They finish in December with games against Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) and the (Chargers)-Justin Herbert.
I don’t recall any team playing a schedule where the opposing teams had a winning percentage over (.600)
The Chargers could have the fastest start in the team’s recent history…maybe with the potential to go (8-1) before things get tough.
They start with the Raiders, then go to KansasCity. Then they can make a huge early season run.
The lowly Jaguars, Houston, Denver, Seattle and Cleveland are right infront of them from mid-September on.
November brings a 4-week stretch against the Niners-Chiefs-at Arizona-at Las Vegas.
The final 3-weeks of the season will be a challenge…at Indianapolis…vs the Colts…at Denver.
At first glance, both these teams could go (11-6) but it won’t be an easy run. Injuries can change a team so quickly. So can a rat pack of games that run back to back to back.
The Chargers should coast early in the year. The Rams could get overwhelmed early.
Some fall of football on the way.