Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams will want to quickly put their heartwrenching loss in Super Bowl LIII behind them. The NFL released its schedule for all 32 teams, so the Rams know whom they'll need to go through to make another Super Bowl run in 2019.
The Rams' schedule includes this detail: After November 10, Los Angeles has only one road trip longer than the one to San Francisco to face the 49ers. That trip is to Dallas to line up against the Cowboys in Week 15.
The Rams and Cowboys faced each other in the NFC divisional round last season. Los Angeles won the game by rushing for 273 yards on the way to a 30-22 victory.
After their Week 10 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 10, the Rams have four home games and no games in the Eastern time zone.
Another positive is that the Rams likely won't have any games in a cold weather climate unless it is cold in early November in Pittsburgh. As we know, Jared Goff seemingly has trouble playing in cold weather, given his profound struggles against the Chicago Bears late last season.
Goff has spent his whole life in California, going to high school at Marin Catholic and the University of California in college. He's comfortable in warm weather and will need to continue to improve his ability to play in cold weather in the future.
However, he won't have a chance to do so in 2019. The main key for the Rams, then: Get the No. 1 seed in the NFC and avoid the prospect of a trip to a cold climate in January.