Don’t worry, football season is not far away.
The NFL released the upcoming 2018 regular season schedules Thursday and both the Rams and Chargers look poised to make runs coming off strong performances in 2017.
The Rams will be rewarded for winning the NFC West last season by playing in five primetime games, including opening the season on Monday Night Football on the road against the Oakland Raiders.
Overall, the Rams will play four games against conference winners from last season, including a home matchup in week 15 against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The team will save their bye week until week 12, following a Monday Night game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City.
Rams head south of the border to host Chiefs on Monday Night Football
Coming this fall… 🏈#LARams pic.twitter.com/opEc6dPfBu
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 20, 2018
Week 1: at Oakland Raiders (Sept.10)
Week 2: Arizona Cardinals (Sept. 16)
Week 3: Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 23)
Week 4: Minnesota Vikings (Sept. 27 – Thursday Night Football)
Week 5: at Seattle Seahawks (Oct. 7)
Week 6: at Denver Broncos (Oct. 14)
Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 21 – Sunday Night Football)
Week 8: Green Bay Packers (Oct. 28)
Week 9: at New Orleans Saints (Nov. 4)
Week 10: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 11)
Week 11: Kansas City Chiefs (Nov. 19 – Monday Night Football in Mexico City)
Week 12: BYE
Week 13: at Detroit Lions (Dec. 2)
Week 14: at Chicago Bears (Dec. 14)
Week 15: Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 16 – Sunday Night Football)
Week 16: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 23)
Week 17: San Francisco 49ers (Dec. 30)
The Chargers have a difficult road ahead of them, having three 10:00 a.m. games and the benefit of only one mandatory primetime game on Thursday Night Football week 15 at the Kansas City Chiefs.
That said, the Bolts do have the luxury of landing their bye week in favorable week 8, right smack in the middle of the season to rest and recover.
Chargers vs. Titans in London for Week 7 matchup on Oct. 21
They will also be facing off in four games against reigning conference champions, beginning with a home game vs. the Chiefs.
While they may have a difficult slate ahead of them, they definitely win the schedule unveiling game:
PUPPIES. PUPPIES. PUPPIES. (and the 2018 schedule) #ScheduleRelease2018 pic.twitter.com/zxMkAnwa7F
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 20, 2018
Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 9)
Week 2: at Buffalo Bills (Sept. 16)
Week 3: at Los Angeles Rams (Sept. 23)
Week 4: San Francisco 49ers (Sept. 30)
Week 5: Oakland Raiders (Oct. 7)
Week 6: at Cleveland Browns (Oct. 14)
Week 7: Tennessee Titans (Oct. 21 – in London)
Week 8: BYE
Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 4)
Week 10: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 11)
Week 11: Denver Broncos (Nov. 18)
Week 12: Arizona Cardinals (Nov. 25)
Week 13: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 2)
Week 14: Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 9)
Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs (Dec. 13)
Week 16: Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 22 or 23)
Week 17: at Denver Broncos (Dec. 30)