The NFL recently released the 2017 preseason schedule, and much like they did last preseason the Los Angeles Rams will open up 2017 by hosting the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
They will then travel to the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of the preseason, followed by a matchup with their new in-city rivals, the Los Angeles Chargers, in Week 3 at the Coliseum. They then close out the preseason by traveling to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The Rams will be looking to bounce back in 2017 after a rough 2016 in which they started the season 3-1, but lost 11 of their final 12 games to finish 4-12.
The skid cost head coach Jeff Fisher his job, as he was replaced by former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, who becomes the youngest head coach in NFL history.
McVay has brought on an All-Star coaching star that includes one of the best defensive minds in football, Wade Phillips, to try and turn this thing around.
While preseason games are just practice for the regular season as wins and losses do not count on a team’s actual record, this preseason will be an important one for Los Angeles, and second-year quarterback Jared Goff in particular.
The 2016 No. 1 overall pick out of Cal struggled in 2016, as he began the season as the team’s third string quarterback. He served as Case Keenum’s backup for most of the season, until he got a chance to play in the second half of the season starting the team’s final seven games.
Goff was 0-7 as a starter, so he has a lot to prove beginning this preseason if he wants to be the Rams quarterback of the future.
As of now the Week 3 game against the Chargers is the only one that will be nationally televised.