How to watch Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams: TV channel, live stream, start time for Monday night’s Wild Card NFL playoff game

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The NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams are set to host the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night in the final game of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend. Though the division rivals have faced off 87 times in their history, only one of those meetings was during the postseason, when the Rams defeated the Cardinals, 35-23, in the 1975 Divisional Round. Since 2017, every game between the Rams and Cardinals has been decided by seven or more points. The Rams are also 9-1 against the Cardinals during the same five-year span. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. on ESPN and ABC. See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

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This will be the third matchup between the two teams this season. In the first meeting in Week 4, the Cardinals won handily, 37-20. Quarterback Kyler Murray was near-perfect, finishing the game 24 of 32 for 268 yards and two touchdowns and also adding another 39 yards on the ground. This victory extended the Cardinals’ win streak to four games and they would remain undefeated until a Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The second-half of the season was rockier for Arizona as Murray suffered an ankle injury and star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a hamstring injury, causing both players to miss playing time. The team never quite found its footing again as Murray has not thrown more than two touchdown passes in a game since Week 7 and the team closed out the regular season with a 2-4 mark. Their eight-game win streak at the start of the season allowed Arizona to finish with an 11-6 record and clinch the No. 5 seed in the playoffs.

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The Rams, meanwhile, took advantage of the Cardinals’ second-half downturn to clinch the NFC West and No. 4 seed in the conference with a 12-5 record. Los Angeles won the second matchup between the two teams, 30-23, in Week 14. Following their bye week in Week 11, the Rams closed out the regular season with a 5-2 mark. In the team’s final game of the season, quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a toe injury but he has since said that it should not impact his ability to play on Monday night. In his first season in Los Angeles, Stafford recorded 4,886 yards (third in the NFL) and equaled his career high with 41 touchdown passes (second in the NFL), though his 17 interceptions were tied with rookie Trevor Lawrence for the most in the league. For Stafford, who has lost all three of his career playoff appearances (all with Detroit), the opportunity to win in the postseason is particularly meaningful.

How to watch Monday Night’s NFL Wild Card playoff game

  • Who: Cardinals vs. Rams
  • Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
  • When: Monday, January 17
  • Start Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC
  • Stream live: ESPN+ app

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NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season

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While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel

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With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, NFL.com and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

Be sure to follow ProFootballTalk for the latest news, updates, and storylines about the upcoming NFL season!