Lately we have been getting asked a lot of questions on whether or not the Los Angeles Rams have a chance to be one of the 2018 playoff teams and we think they can if the Rams can continue their winning ways.
After firing head coach Jeff Fisher last season, the Los Angeles Rams have to be one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this season.
The Young Rams currently lead the NFC West, which is a division that was expected to be decided between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.
At 4-2, the Rams haven’t just been good, they have been surprisingly dominant as well, and have the third highest point differential in the league this year. The Rams’ current odds to win the Super Bowl is +2500, which is a pretty good value.
Los Angeles’ resurgence has been due to a revitalized running game led by Todd Gurley, who has bounced back from a sub-par 2016 season. Gurley his fourth in the league with 521 rushing yards, and his four rushing touchdowns are the third most in the league.
Quarterback Jared Goff, who looked lost at times during his rookie campaign last season, has been playing very well this year with his confidence rising as his team racks up wins. Goff’s 1,484 yards are the seventh most in the league this season, and he also has the ninth best quarterback rating in the league.
The Rams offense actually leads the NFL in scoring this year, averaging 29.8 points per game. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23 points per game, which is 19th in the league. For the most part, their defense has played well, and have held four of their six opponents to 20 points or less. However, they allowed the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys to score over 30 points in consecutive wins.
The Rams still have the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, and Houston Texans on their schedule, but even if they lose all four games, they still have a chance to win 10 games this year and end their playoff drought.
Even if the Rams don’t have home field in the playoffs, they are still a dangerous team because they have been one of the best road teams in the NFL this year.