St. Louis Rams 2012 Schedule Released

By Anthony Blake

Teams were already aware of which opponents they would be facing (for the most part) in the 2012 season, but the order and sequence of those showdowns was formally established on Tuesday evening with the official schedule release by the league. The St. Louis Rams face the NFC North and the AFC East in the upcoming season and both of those divisions have some challenging opponents. Without further ado, here is the Rams 2012 slate of games in its entirety.

Week 1 @ Detroit Lions
Week 2 Washington Redskins
Week 3 @ Chicago Bears
Week 4 Seattle Seahawks
Week 5 Arizona Cardinals
Week 6 @ Miami Dolphins
Week 7 Green Bay Packers
Week 8 New England Patriots
Week 9 BYE
Week 10 @ San Francisco 49ers
Week 11 New York Jets
Week 12 @ Arizona Cardinals
Week 13 San Francisco 49ers
Week 14 @ Buffalo Bills
Week 15 Minnesota Vikings
Week 16 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 17 @ Seattle Seahawks

For starters, the Rams begin in week one with a road contest against the Lions which will be quite a test. Given the team’s struggles in the secondary in 2011, a match-up with Megatron, Calvin Johnson, and the Lions will present a huge challenge.

The divisional games begin softly with two home contests against the Seahawks and Cardinals in weeks four and five which could give the team a leg up in the divisional race. Unfortunately the most difficult stretch of games follows shortly thereafter with home games against the Packers and Patriots in weeks seven and eight before a timely bye week midway through the year.

While the week 9 bye is always the most sought after, the Rams will have to come out sharp following it with games at the 49ers and home versus the Jets. Road games in four of the team’s final six will present a unique challenge as well for what figures to be a decidedly young roster after the NFL Draft shakes out.

It’s tough to tell just how hard or easy a schedule is just from first look, but after seeing the Rams list of opponents for 2012, it could definitely be another rough year for what is still a work in progress.

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