First of all, I don't think I am alone when I say I never thought the Rams would be 5-2 heading into their bye week.
To put it another perspective, if the Rams defeat the Giants on Sunday--which they should--they will have a season record of 6-2. In 1999, en route to a Super Bowl XXXIV title, the Rams started out with six straight wins before losing to the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans. Giving them a record after 8 games of--you guessed it--6-2. Rams fans know the rest of that story. What makes it really incredible is that '99 team was coming of off a 4-12 season. Sounds familiar?
Now the not-so-good news. The Rams schedule the rest of the way is NOT easy, three games look they should be wins for sure. This includes Sunday's game at the New York Giants, plus division games in coming weeks against the Arizona Cardinals (minus Carson Palmer) and San Francisco 49ers, who made a trade with New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. But this is the NFL, and division games in particular can be tough.
Even so, these are games the Rams are expected to win. Let's give them 3-0 on those match ups, which increases the their record to 8-2, if everything goes as planned.
However, six other remaining games of the 2017 schedule are NOT easy. They include battles with the once-beaten Eagles, plus tough road games with Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. A couple of home games against the New Orlean Saints and the Houston Texans are no walk in the park either, especially the way rookie phenom quarterback Deshaun Watson played on Sunday against he Seahawks!
As a Rams fan, I believe they can accomplish 4-2 record or better in those games. But the analyst in me knows how tough some of these games are, and let's face it, an occasional bump in the road is probably unavoidable. So let's predict they go 3-3 in the tougher games, or perhaps they go 4-2, but lay an egg in one of the three ''should win" games. Hey, it happens, “any given Sunday” right? Either way that brings me to my final prediction.
11-5 NFC West Winners
Kevin ( 4LIFE )
10/31/2017 10:37:34 am
I hear what you’re saying it is a tough schedule the last six games but there’s one thing I’ve always said in the NFL since I was a child and I believe it to this day and I’ve set it in the beginning of the season and I’ll say it again if we control the line of scrimmage from both sides of the ball anything is possible if eating these teams is only possible by controlling the line of scrimmage or both sides in the past game I hear what you’re saying it is a tough schedule last six games but there’s one thing I’ve always said in the NFL since I was a child and I believe it to this day and I’ve said it from beginning of the season and I’ll say it again if we control the line of scrimmage from both sides of the ball anything is possible defeating these teams is only possible by controlling the line of scrimmage or both sides in the Past six games we have control of the line of scrimmage the two losses that we took was due to errors steaks turnovers it wasn’t the other teams that beat us we beat ourselves so we control our turnovers in control the line scrimmage on besides we cannot only win the division but there’s a great chance of going to the Super Bowl starts with LINE scrimmage
10/31/2017 10:46:46 am
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