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Rams, Chargers 2019 Schedules Announced

April 17, 2019 - 5:25 pm
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The Los Angeles Rams released their 2019 regular season schedule today. For the second consecutive season, the Rams are slated to appear in a team-high five primetime games beginning with a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Cleveland Browns in Week 3 on the road. 

 

“The schedule release is something we always look forward to as a team,” Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said. “It’s an exciting time that we can share with our fans and it gets us one step closer to football. We play quality opponents this year, and our goal is to get better every single day so we’re ready to go when we open on September 8.”

 

The defending NFC Champions will begin the season on Sept. 8 against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, jumpstarting the team’s rotation with NFC South opponents. L.A.’s home opener at the newly-renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will take place in Week 2 in what will be a marquee rematch of the 2019 NFC Championship game featuring the Rams and New Orleans Saints.

Between Weeks 4-7, the Rams will alternate between games at home and on the road starting with their first matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2016. The club will look to extend their five-game winning streak over the Bucs to six in front of their home crowd prior to back-to-back divisional games in Weeks 5 and 6. Los Angeles will take a trip up the coast to Seattle for their first taste of NFC West action. The Thursday Night Football matchup will be broadcast nationally on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime. L.A. will return home in Week 6 to host the San Francisco 49ers. Last season, the Rams were 6-0 against divisional opponents.

The Rams will travel to Atlanta in Week 7 to take on the Falcons prior to continuing east to the United Kingdom in a matchup that will feature McVay and his former assistant coach Zac Taylor – newly announced head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. As previously announced, the game will take place at Wembley Stadium at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Following a Week 9 bye, the Rams will travel to Pittsburgh for the club’s first meeting with the Steelers since the 2015 season. The Rams lead their all-time series with Pittsburgh, 15-9-2.

Three of the Rams’ ensuing four games are primetime matchups beginning in Week 11 vs. Chicago on Sunday Night Football. Los Angeles will look to avenge last year’s loss to the Bears, which was also played on NBC’s SNF. The Rams return to primetime in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens to round out play against the AFC North. ESPN will air the game on Monday Night Football. The Rams’ last MNF appearance was etched in the history books as the franchise defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51. The Rams’ Monday night thriller marked the first game in NFL history where both teams scored 50+ points.

L.A. will travel to Arizona before returning to home for a second primetime matchup against Seattle in Week 14. Next on the slate, the Rams visit the reigning NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys in Week 15 and remain on the road in Week 16 vs. the San Francisco 49ers. The latter game against the 49ers will be played on either Dec. 21 or Dec. 22 and is subject to “flexible schedule” which will be exercised by the National Football League in Weeks 11-17.

In Week 16, three of five possible matchups currently listed as TBD will be scheduled for Saturday on NFL Network. Start times and Saturday games for Week 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday.

Los Angeles will conclude the regular season at the Coliseum against the Cardinals on Dec. 29.

Since taking over the Rams in 2017, McVay has led the team to a 24-8 regular-season record – which includes zero losses against AFC opponents – back-to-back playoff berths, two division titles, as well as the George Halas NFC Championship trophy following the 2018 season.

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2019 LOS ANGELES RAMS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

WK

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

NETWORK

SERIES NOTES#

 

1

Sep. 8

at Carolina Panthers

10:00 AM

FOX

Overall Record: Carolina 13-8
Road Record: Panthers 6-4
Last Matchup: Panthers 13-10 at Rams, 2016
Current Streak: Panthers 2

2

Sep. 15

New Orleans Saints

1:25 PM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 42-34
Home Record: Rams 22-16
Last Matchup: Rams 26-23 (OT) NFC Championship at Saints, 2019
Current Streak: Rams 1

3

Sep. 22

at Cleveland Browns

5:20 PM

NBC

Overall Record: Rams 12-11
Road Record: Browns 6-5
Last Matchup: Rams 24-6, at Rams, 2015
Current Streak: Rams 2

4

Sep. 29

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:05 PM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 16-8
Home Record: Rams 8-1
Last Matchup: Rams 37-32 at Bucs, 2016
Current Streak: Rams 5

5

Oct. 3

at Seattle Seahawks (Thu)

5:20 PM

FOX
NFLN
AMAZON

Overall Record: Seahawks 23-19
Road Record: Seahawks 14-8
Last Matchup: Rams 36-31 at Rams, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 3

6

Oct. 13

San Francisco 49ers

1:05 PM

FOX

Overall Record: 49ers 69-67-3
Home Record: 49ers 35-33-1
Last Matchup: Rams 48-32 at Rams, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 2

7

Oct. 20

at Atlanta Falcons

10:00 AM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 47-30-2
Road Record: Falcons 21-19
Last Matchup: Falcons 26-13 NFC Wildcard at Rams, 2018
Current Streak: Falcons 5

8

Oct. 27

Cincinnati Bengals (London)

10:00 AM

CBS

Overall Record: Bengals 8-5
Home Record: 3-3
Last Matchup: Bengals 31-7 at Bengals, 2015
Current Streak: Bengals 3

9

BYE WEEK

10

Nov. 10

at Pittsburgh Steelers

1:25 PM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 15-9-2
Road Record: Steelers 7-5-1
Last Matchup: Steelers 12-6 at Rams, 2015
Current Streak: Steelers 3

11

Nov. 17

Chicago Bears

5:20 PM

NBC

Overall Record: Bears 54-36-3
Home Record: Bears 23-22-1
Last Matchup: Bears 15-6 at Bears, 2018
Current Streak: Bears 2

12

Nov. 25

Baltimore Ravens (Mon)

5:15 PM

ESPN

Overall Record: Ravens 4-2
Home Record: Rams 2-1
Last Matchup: Ravens 16-13 at Ravens, 2015
Current Streak: Ravens 3

13

Dec. 1

at Arizona Cardinals

1:05 PM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 41-38-2
Road Record: Rams 20-17-2
Last Matchup: Rams 31-9 at Cardinals, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 4

14

Dec. 8

Seattle Seahawks

5:20 PM

NBC

Overall Record: Seahawks 23-19
Home Record: Rams 11-9
Last Matchup: Rams 36-31 at Rams, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 3

15

Dec. 15

at Dallas Cowboys

1:25 PM

FOX

Overall Record: 17-17
Road Record: 9-9
Last Matchup: Rams 30-22, NFC Divisional Round at Rams, 2019
Current Streak: Rams 2

16

Dec. 21 or

Dec. 22

at San Francisco 49ers

TBD

TBD

Overall Record: 49ers 69-67-3
Road Record: 34-34-2
Last Matchup: Rams 48-32 at Rams, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 2

17

Dec. 29

Arizona Cardinals

1:25 PM

FOX

Overall Record: Rams 41-38-2
Home Record: 21-21
Last Matchup: Rams 31-9 at Cardinals, 2018
Current Streak: Rams 4

(#) includes postseason

The National Football League unveiled the complete schedule for its 100th season today, and the Los Angeles Chargers will open the 2019 regular season Sunday, Sept. 8 at home against the Indianapolis Colts and close out the year on the road with a divisional tilt Sunday, Dec. 29 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the weeks between, the Chargers host two Sunday Night Football games against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6 and Minnesota Vikings in Week 15 and will be featured on Monday Night Football when they travel to Mexico City for a Week 11 home game against the Chiefs. The Bolts will play a fourth national TV game in Week 10 when they visit the Bay Area for a meeting with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football.

The Chargers kick off the season against the Colts for the second time in team history Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1:05 p.m. on ROKiT Field at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Chargers have won six of their last eight overall meetings against the Colts and three of the last four at home, including a thrilling 23-17 Wild Card overtime win in 2009.

The Bolts then make their first road trip of the season as they head to Detroit on Sept. 15 to face the Lions. The Chargers have won seven of the last eight meetings and are 2-4 in games played in Detroit. This will be the first trip for the Chargers to Ford Field since 2011.

The Chargers return home to face the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 22 before trekking across the country to South Beach for a meeting with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Bolts are 5-1 against the Texans while the trip to Miami marks the first of two games played in the state of Florida in 2019.

In Week 5, the Chargers open divisional play at home against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 6. Los Angeles holds a 34-25 regular-season home record against Denver. The Bolts beat Denver at home in 2017, 21-0, marking the first time Denver was shutout since 1992.

Week 6 marks the first of two Sunday Night Football games at Dignity Health Sports Park as the Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 13. Each of the last seven games between the two teams has been decided by 10 points or less. The Chargers won their Week 13 matchup last year against the Steelers, also on Sunday Night Football, with a last-second game-winning field goal.

After the two-game homestand, the Bolts face the first of two back-to-back sets of road games on their schedule. Los Angeles heads to Tennessee for an Oct. 20 meeting with the Titans and then will take on the reigning NFC North champion Chicago Bears on Oct. 27. The Chargers have won two in a row and 10 of the last 11 against the Titans, including a 20-19 win in London last season. The Bolts will play in the Windy City for the first time since 2011.

The second half of the season begins with a home contest against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 3. The two teams will be meeting for just the 12th time in series history and the first since Philip Rivers set team marks for single-game pass attempts (65), completions (43) and passing yards (503) at Green Bay in October of 2015.

The Chargers then jump back into division play when they head to Oakland to face the Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Chargers won the matchup at Oakland last season by 14 points, the highest margin of victory in the series in Oakland since a 27-0 win in 2006. Los Angeles has won 11 of the past 15 games against the Raiders on the road.

The Chargers will remain in the division when they host Kansas City under the lights of Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca Nov. 18 on Monday Night Football. The contest marks the second-straight season that the Chargers will play an international regular-season game and is the team’s first-ever game in Mexico. For more information, including how to purchase individual game tickets for Mexico City, fans can visit chargers.com/mexico. Additionally, NFL On Location – the Official Hospitality Partner of the NFL – offers fans the Ultimate Mexico City Experience with simple one-stop planning and official game tickets. For more information click HERE.

The Chargers return from Mexico to a bye week before hitting the road for two straight games. The Bolts will first head to Mile High for a meeting with the Denver Broncos on Dec. 1 – the Chargers downed the Broncos 23-9 last season to mark their first victory in Denver since 2013 – and then head back to Florida for a Week 14 battle with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Dec. 8. This will be the Chargers fifth trip to Jacksonville in the last nine seasons.

In Week 15 the Chargers will once again play host to Sunday Night Football when they welcome the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 15. The matchup will mark only the third home game for the Bolts against Minnesota since 1981. The series record is tied at 6-6, but the Chargers hold a 3-1 advantage at home.

The Chargers will close out their home schedule when they host the Oakland Raiders in Week 16 on either Saturday, Dec. 21 or Sunday, Dec. 22. The exact date, time and network will be announced after Week 8. The Chargers have won 14 of the past 17 home contests against the Raiders, scoring 20-plus points in all but four of those matchups. Los Angeles continued that trend in 2018 with a 16-point home win in Week 5.

The regular season concludes at Arrowhead with the Bolts facing the Chiefs on Sunday, Dec. 29. The Chargers look to win back-to-back games in Kansas City for the first time since 2012-13 after a 14-point come-from-behind win in the fourth quarter last season on Thursday Night Football. Six of the past nine games in Kansas City have been decided by seven or fewer points.

Along with the regular-season schedule being announced, dates and times for the Chargers four-game preseason schedule have been finalized.

Additionally, in conjunction with the schedule release, individual game tickets for all Chargers home games are now on sale. To secure individual game tickets, fans should visit chargers.com/tickets.