Cowboys, Bills strong candidates to open 2022 season against Rams

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The confetti has barely stopped falling on the SoFi Stadium turf in celebration of the Rams’ 23-20 victory in Super Bowl LVI.

But because the Rams won the last game of the 2021 season on their home field, the 2022 season will begin at the same location.

So that raises the question — who will take the field against the Rams when they raise a championship banner?

Of Los Angeles’ 2022 home opponents, the Cowboys and Bills appear to be the most compelling for a season-opening matchup. Dallas always draws viewers and ratings. The 2021 season-opener proved that when the Buccaneers celebrated their championship in September, as the game was the most-watched kickoff contest since 2015.

Buffalo will make its second trip to play the Rams in L.A. since the team relocated from St. Louis in 2016 next season. After winning the AFC East for the second year in a row and with quarterback Josh Allen in tow, Bills-Rams should make for an exciting matchup whenever the two teams play. That matchup comes from the added 17th game, as the Rams are otherwise slated to play the AFC West in 2022.

The Raiders will also face the Rams at SoFi Stadium next season. But with a new coaching staff and Raiders fans’ tendency to take over the stadium whenever their team has played the Chargers in Los Angeles, Las Vegas might not be the most preferable option.

Los Angeles will also host Atlanta, Carolina, Denver, and NFC West opponents Seattle, San Francisco, and Arizona in 2022.

12 responses to “Cowboys, Bills strong candidates to open 2022 season against Rams

  1. Please give us the Niners. Allow us to get the niners season off to the defeat it deserves.

  2. If Rodgers goes to Denver that could make for compelling TV. Rodgers and Stafford playing against each other on their new teams

  3. The Cowboys? Must it always be the Cowboys? The team the continuously does NOTHING but yet yap, yap, yap?

    Reward another team, one which deserves the opportunity to play the Rams. A team which has earned it.

    Dem bumz ain’t that team.

  4. Dallas and its legion of Lakers and Yankees fans may be a good ratings draw, but what they’ve actually accomplished on the field hasn’t earned them any right to be considered for primetime slots.

    Buffalo is a better team and more compelling story than Jerry’s kids

  5. I’ll take either one. Both teams have fans who travel and have high expectations of their teams– which means my Sofi tickets will sell at a nice price.

  6. Cowboys have never been America’s team. Illusions of grandeur for a team that hasn’t been relevant in 30 years.

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