Rams Not Viewed as Big Threat in 2024 Super Bowl Odds Entering Playoffs

The Los Angeles Rams aren't considered big Super Bowl threats entering the playoffs, according to oddsmakers.

Dec 21, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws
Dec 21, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Rams' post-Super Bowl hangover looked destined to continue at the start of the 2023 season. LA posted a disappointing 3-6 record heading into its bye, and some wondered if this could be the end of the team's contention window.

However, Sean McVay's squad has come to life in the second half of the year. They won six of the next seven contests, which secured a playoff spot all before Week 18 to complete an incredible comeback.

The Rams have been an amazing story during this season, but oddsmakers don't think there's many chapters left as the playoffs near.

DraftKings Sportsbook lists Los Angeles at +5000 to win the Super Bowl LVII. That puts McVay's group No. 11 overall and behind four NFC contenders in the San Francisco 49ers (+220), Dallas Cowboys (+800), Philadelphia Eagles (+1500) and Detroit Lions (+1700).

Suffice it to say, it won't be easy for the Rams to win their second ring of this decade. After all, they're guaranteed to be on the road to begin the playoffs, and it's likely they don't get to play at home at all this postseason.

However, LA can't be counted out. No one wants to face the team that enters the playoffs hot, and Los Angeles has been on fire throughout the second half of the season. That kind of positive momentum is hard to quantify, yet it's still a legitimate factor that helps shape every postseason.

The Rams have plenty of talent to pull off an upset or two as well. Matthew Stafford's quieted any concerns about his health with a bounce-back 2023 campaign that saw him finish just shy of 4,000 passing yards along with 24 touchdowns. His dynamic duo of Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, plus breakout running back Kyren Williams, should give opposing defenses plenty of fits.

Los Angeles is more offense-reliant than most playoff squads, but star Aaron Donald is still leading the charge along with a revamped secondary. Coordinator Raheem Morris is one of the game's most respected defensive minds as well, which is a major asset for the biggest stretch of the year.

The Rams will begin their playoff journey on the road versus the Detroit Lions in the first round. Detroit is the early favorite to win at -174 moneyline odds, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.