ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The St. Louis Rams will open their 2012 season at Ford Field as they face the Detroit Lions on September 9 at 12:00pm. The following week on September 16, the Rams host the Washington Redskins for their home open at the Edward Jones Dome at 3:00pm.
“The schedule release is one of the most exciting days of the offseason,” Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “Between a nationally televised home game and the opportunity to play internationally, our schedule features some unique opportunities for our team. Like all NFL schedules, ours is a challenging one, but we’re excited to get to work and prepare to meet those challenges.”
The Redskins’, and presumably draft pick Robert Griffin III, visit St. Louis for the third-straight year also marking the fifth-consecutive year in which the Rams and Redskins face each other.
For Week 3, the Rams travels to Chicago to face the Bears on September 23 to play the Bears for the first time since 2009. In Weeks 4 and 5, the Rams will have a two-game home stretch against the Seattle Seahawks on September 30 plus the Arizona Cardinals October 4.
The Cardinals game on Oct. 4 is on a Thursday evening for a national NFL Network broadcast. According to Rams/NFL Insider Jim Thomas, that will be the first-prime in St. Louis since hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 20, 2007.
After visiting the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, the Rams will then host the defending NFC North champion Green Bay Packers.
Then what was originally a home, has shifted to international soil for the first time in Rams history as they serve as the home team against the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on October 28. The Rams then have their the following week, which is the first weekend in November.
Following their bye, the Rams travel to San Francisco to play the defending NFC West champions. In Week 11, the New York Jets and the world’s most famous backup quarterback visit the Edward Jones Dome. Next, they play back-to-back games against divisional opponents once more in Weeks 12 and 13 traveling to Arizona on November 25 and hosting the 49ers on December 2.
In Week 14, the Rams will play the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Their final home game comes on December 16 when the Minnesota Vikings come to town.
The season wraps up with consecutive road games at Tampa Bay just before Christmas on December 23 and at Seattle on December 30.
Preseason Opponent Time
Sun., Aug. 12 @Indianapolis 12:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 18 Kansas City 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 25 @ Dallas 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 30 Baltimore 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 9 @Detroit Noon
Sun., Sept. 16 Washington 3:05 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 23 @Chicago Noon
Sun., Sept. 30 Seattle Noon
Thurs., Oct. 4 Arizona 7:20 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 14 @Miami Noon
Sun., Oct. 21 Green Bay Noon
Sun., Oct. 28 New England (in London) Noon
Sun., Nov. 11 @San Francisco 3:15 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 18 New York Jets Noon
Sun., Nov. 25 @Arizona 3:15 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 2 San Francisco Noon
Sun., Dec. 9 @Buffalo Noon
Sun., Dec. 16 Minnesota Noon
Sun., Dec. 23 @Tampa Bay Noon
Sun., Dec. 30 @Seattle 3:15 p.m.
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