The Los Angeles Rams are where nobody thought they would be after a bye: in playoff contention. Now, LA must continue to battle for nine more games.
Man, although we predicted the Los Angeles Rams to be in playoff contention at their bye week with either a 6-1 or 5-2 record, the reality still is a surprise. Just like we said over a month ago, the Rams are entering the second half of the NFL season tied for first in the NFC West.
In fact, the Rams are just one win away from going over on their over-under win total from before the season. After finishing last season with a 1-11 record, a meltdown is definitely possible, but the entire culture of this Rams team seems to be different. Todd Gurley is thriving again, Jared Goff looks way better and the receiving core is far deeper.
Head coach Sean McVay is a far better leader of this unit, despite only being 31 years old. In fact, McVay is younger than 11 starting quarterbacks from last week; yet still, the new head coach has returned hope to the Rams organization.
Luckily for the Rams, the remainder of the schedule is not so tough, either. The team is facing off against certain teams at the perfect and others are just bad. Los Angeles pulled some big wins off in the first half, such as against the Cowboys, and now has more wiggle room.
Ram fans can taste the playoffs that have alluded them since 2004. Los Angeles fans can taste the playoffs that have alluded them since 1989. Thus, let’s take a look at the rest of the Rams schedule and predict the team’s final record.