With the full 2022 NFL schedule set to be released on Thursday, CBS announced ahead of time that it will televise a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on Christmas Day. Kickoff from Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, December 25 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PT.
According to a press release from the network, CBS Sports’ presentation will be broadcast on The CBS Television Network and available to stream live on Paramount+. A special slime-filled presentation catered toward families will air exclusively on Nickelodeon.
The Rams and Broncos’ Christmas Day game will be just the 15th-ever meeting between the two teams. However, the matchup brings a familiar foe back to SoFi Stadium in Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson of course spent the first 10 seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks and played 20 games against the Rams. Seattle traded Wilson to Denver earlier this offseason in exchange for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, this year’s fifth-round pick, tight end Noah Fant, quarterback Drew Lock and defensive lineman Shelby Harris.
There are a few familiar coaching faces on the Broncos’ sideline as well in Ejiro Evero, Marcus Dixon and Dwayne Stukes. Evero, formerly L.A.’s secondary coach/pass game coordinator, was hired as Denver’s’ defensive coordinator this offseason.
Dixon, formerly L.A.’s assistant defensive line coach, was hired as Denver’s defensive line coach. Stukes, formerly L.A.’s assistant special teams coach, was hired as Denver’s special teams coordinator.