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NFL Football Guide 2024:
Your Ultimate Guide to the 2024 NFL Season in California


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Updated on May 28 2024 9:45am

LA NFL Guide

Football in Los Angeles holds a cherished place in the hearts of fans, with the city boasting a rich tapestry of NFL history and a dynamic present embodied by teams like the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, offering thrilling matchups and unforgettable moments for spectators to enjoy.

Football in California boasts a vibrant and enduring legacy, showcased by the state's fervent embrace of the sport across its diverse landscapes. From the bustling metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco to the coastal towns and inland cities, football culture thrives, epitomized by the storied histories of iconic teams like the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, and San Francisco 49ers. As fans flock to state-of-the-art stadiums like SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, the spirit of competition and camaraderie resonates, uniting communities and shaping the fabric of California's sporting identity.

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LA Rams Schedule & Tickets - SoFi Stadium

Dallas Cowboys - August 11, 2024
Los Angeles Chargers - August 17, 2024
Houston Texans - August 24, 2024
Detroit Lions - September 8, 2024
Arizona Cardinals - September 15, 2024
San Francisco 49ers - September 22, 2024
Chicago Bears - September 29, 2024
Green Bay Packers - October 6, 2024
BYE
Las Vegas Raiders - October 20, 2024
Minnesota Vikings - October 24, 2024
Seattle Seahawks - November 3, 2024
Miami Dolphins - November 11, 2024
New England Patriots - November 17, 2024
Philadelphia Eagles - November 24, 2024
New Orleans Saints - December 1, 2024
Buffalo Bills - December 8 2024
San Francisco 49ers - December 12, 2024
New York Jets - December 22, 2024
Arizona Cardinals - TBD
Seattle Seahawks - TBD


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LA Chargers Schedule & Tickets - SoFi Stadium

Las Vegas Raiders - September 9, 2024
Carolina Panthers - September 15, 2024
Pittsburgh Steelers - September 22, 2024
Kansas City Chiefs - September 29, 2024
BYE
Denver Broncos - October 13, 2024
Arizona Cardinals - October 21, 2024
New Orleans Saints - October 27, 2024
Cleveland Browns - November 3, 2024
Tennessee Titans - November 10, 2024
Cincinnati Bengals - November 17, 2024
Baltimore Ravens - November 25, 2024
Atlanta Falcons - December 1, 2024
Kansas City Chiefs - December 8, 2024
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - December 15, 2024
Denver Broncos - December 22, 2024
New England Patriots - TBD


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San Francisco 49ers Schedule & Tickets - Levi's Stadium

Tennessee Titans - TBD
New Orleans Saints - August 18, 2024
Las Vegas Raiders - TBD
New York Jets - September 9, 2024
Minnesota Vikings - September 15, 2024
Los Angeles Rams - September 22, 2024
New England Patriots - September 29, 2024
Arizona Cardinals - October 6, 2024
Seattle Seahawks - October 10, 2024
Kansas City Chiefs - October 20, 2024
Dallas Cowboys - October 27, 2024
BYE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - November 10, 2024
Seattle Seahawks - November 17, 2024
Green Bay Packers - November 24, 2024
Buffalo Bills - December 1, 2024
Chicago Bears - December 8, 2024
Los Angeles Rams - December 12, 2024
Miami Dolphins - December 22, 2024
Detroit Lions - December 30, 2024
Arizona Cardinals - TBD


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USC Trojans Schedule & Tickets - LA Memorial Coliseum

LSU - September 1, 2024
Utah State - September 7, 2024
Michigan - September 21, 2024
Wisconsin - September 28, 2024
Minnesota - October 5, 2024
Penn State - October 12, 2024
Maryland - October 12, 2024
Rutgers - October 26, 2024
Washington - November 2, 2024
Nebraska - November 16, 2024
UCLA - November 23, 2024
Notre Dame - November 30, 2024


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UCLA Bruins Schedule & Tickets - Rose Bowl Stadium Pasadena

UCLA Bruins Football vs. Indiana Hoosiers Football - September 14, 2024
UCLA Bruins Football vs. Oregon Ducks Football - September 28, 2024
UCLA Bruins Football vs. Minnesota Gophers Football - October 12, 2024
UCLA Bruins Football vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Football - November 9, 2024
UCLA Bruins Football vs. USC Trojans Football - November 23, 2024
UCLA Bruins Football vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Football - November 30, 2024


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FOOTBALL STADIUMS

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

Los Angeles Rams - September 10, 2024 - January 7, 2025
Los Angeles Chargers - September 10, 2024 - January 7, 2025


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LA Memorial Coliseum

USC Trojans Football - September 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024


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Rose Bowl Stadium - Pasadena

UCLA Bruins - August 31, 2024 - November 30, 2024


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NFL HISTORY IN LOS ANGELES

The History of the NFL - in Los Angeles

The history of the NFL in Los Angeles is a saga marked by relocation, upheaval, and eventual resurgence. It all began in 1946 when the Cleveland Rams made the pioneering move to the West Coast, calling Los Angeles home and playing at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until 1979. In the following decades, the city saw the rise and departure of various teams, including the Los Angeles Chargers, who initially played in the Coliseum before relocating to San Diego. The Rams themselves made a shift to suburban Anaheim in 1980, while the arrival of the Oakland Raiders as the Los Angeles Raiders added to the city's football fervor. However, a combination of factors, including a split fan base and earthquake damage, led to both the Raiders and Rams leaving Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. This left the city without an NFL team, making it a bargaining chip in the league's negotiations for new stadiums in other markets. The NFL's absence in Los Angeles persisted until 2016 when the Rams received approval to return, followed by the Chargers announcing their intent to relocate from San Diego. Now, with the Rams and Chargers calling SoFi Stadium in Inglewood their home, the NFL has made a triumphant return to Los Angeles, cementing its status as a vibrant hub for football in the heart of Southern California.

NFL Football Origins - in Los Angeles

The origins of football in Los Angeles trace back to the early 20th century when the city's football landscape was marked by pioneering ventures and transient teams. In 1926, the Los Angeles Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Wildcats emerged as road teams, comprising California-based players but operating primarily in the Midwest due to logistical challenges of transcontinental travel. Despite respectable performances, both teams folded after a single season amid league-wide struggles. The arrival of the Los Angeles Bulldogs in 1937 marked a significant step, as they became the first major professional football team to call Los Angeles home, playing primarily at Gilmore Stadium. Subsequent ventures like the Los Angeles Dons and the Los Angeles Chargers further contributed to the city's football legacy, albeit facing challenges such as league dissolution and relocation. These early endeavors laid the foundation for the rich football culture that would eventually flourish in Los Angeles, culminating in the city's current status as a vibrant hub for NFL teams like the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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