There is plenty still to be decided over the next few weeks, but we can say this: the Los Angeles Rams are an exciting team to watch. They could win the NFC West and take a big step toward reaching that goal with a win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. They could also finish as the top seed in the conference or miss the playoffs all together. But they’ve made a mark in their return to Southern California with a brand of football that is fun.
The Rams blew a chance to pad their lead in the division and take a step toward the top spot in the conference with Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. But it wasn’t without drama and excitement. Jared Goff lost the statistical battle between last year’s top two picks, but he came out a winner because he finished the game. Goff had been on fire lately, but he threw for just 199 yards and two touchdowns and lost a costly fumble when the Rams were trying to pad a late lead.
Cooper Kupp was responsible for nearly 60 percent of the yardage total and has become Goff’s go-to guy. He had 118 receiving yards on five catches and his two 100-yard games have come in the past three. Todd Gurley ran for 96 yards, his most in six games, to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark and he also caught three passes for 39 yards. Gurley is second in the league behind Le’Veon Bell in combined yards and the Rams are 7-0 when he gets at least 20 touches. Unfortunately he had just 16 against the Eagles.
2017 Record: 9-4
2017 ATS Record: 8-5
2017 Over/Under Total Record: 8-5
Current Super Bowl Odds: +1600
Current Odds to Win NFC: +750
Current Odds to Win NFC West: -180
Current NFL Odds: Rams +2
Over/Under Total: 47.5
Rams vs. Seahawks NFL Preview: The Los Angeles Rams haven't won the NFC West since the "Greatest Show on Turf" was around. Since then, the Seattle Seahawks have been the alpha of the division, winning the foursome more often than not.
Ric Flair famously said that in order to be the champ, you've got to beat the champ, and that's the opportunity that will be in front of the Rams when they head to CenturyLink Field full of expectations in Week 15. Continue...
Week 14: Eagles 43, Rams 35
ATS Result: Eagles +1
Over/Under Total Result: Over 47.5
The back-and-forth game produced four second half lead changes with plenty of offense to easily cash the over. The Rams took a 35-31 lead early in the fourth on Gurley’s second touchdown of the game, but the Eagles kept coming. They closed the gap on a field goal and the game-winner was set up by Goff’s fumble, which the Eagles converted into three points with less than four minutes remaining to hand the Rams an ATS loss.
Week 13: Rams 32, Cardinals 16
ATS Result: Rams -7.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 43
With the help of two interceptions, including a pick-six from Alec Ogletree, the Rams jumped out to an early 16-0 lead and held on. The Cards got within 16-13, but the defense again took over, forcing three second half punts and blocking a field goal. Goff tossed his second TD of the game and Greg Zuerlein added three field goals to get the Rams the cover win.
Week 12: Rams 26, Saints 20
ATS Result: Rams -2.5
Over/Under Total Result: Under 54
The Rams scored on their first possession and led the entire way with an all-around effort. They gained 415 yards while holding the Saints to their fewest yards since the season opener. And outside of a 74-yard run by Alvin Kamara, they held the explosive Saints in check. Goff threw two touchdowns and Greg Zuerlein added four field goals, lifting the Rams to the cover win.
Week 11: Vikings 24, Rams 7
ATS Result: Vikings -1
Over/Under Total Result: Under 46
The Rams marched 75 yards for a touchdown with the game’s first possession and made it look easy. But it certainly wasn’t the rest of the way. A costly Cooper Kupp fumble on the Vikes goal line cost them points when the game was tied and the Rams amassed only 179 yards after that opening drive, failing to cover the 1-point spread as the Vikings pulled away in the second half.
Week 10: Rams 33, Texans 7
ATS Result: Rams -12
Over/Under Total Result: Under 45
The Rams started slowly but used an explosive third quarter to pull away from the Texans and cover the 12-point line. Goff threw all three scoring passes in the decisive frame and the Rams extended their halftime lead while holding Houston scoreless over the final two quarters allowing the under to cash. The Rams trailed 7-6 after Houston’s only touchdown, but Greg Zuerlein kept them in the game until the offense woke up.
Week 9: Rams 51, Giants 17
ATS Result: Rams -5.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 42.5
With Goff tossing four TD passes and Gurley running for a pair of scores, the Rams scored on eight of their first nine drives to put this one out of reach early and easily cover the spread. The defense refused to be outshined by the scoring exploits, holding the Giants to 319 yards with three takeaways and a pair of sacks. The Rams eclipsed the total on their own with Gurley’s second TD run late in the third quarter.
Week 8: BYE
Week 7: Rams 33, Cardinals 0
ATS Result: Rams -3
Over/Under Total Result: Under 45.5
Things could have been much different had the Cardinals made a field goal on the game’s opening possession. But the Rams grasped the opportunity and jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a pair of Greg Zuerlein three-pointers. Alec Ogletree’s hit sidelined Carson Palmer and resulted in a Lamarcus Joyner pick that the Rams converted into a touchdown on the next play. The onslaught continued and the Rams covered the line for a second straight ATS win.
Week 6: Rams 27, Jaguars 17
ATS Result: Rams +1
Over/Under Total Result: Over 42
The offense struggled but the Rams more than made up for it on defense and special teams to win outright as a 1-point dog. They scored only one offensive touchdown but used a pair of special teams scores and field goals to get the win and cash the over for a fifth time. Goff tossed a short scoring pass late in the first quarter, giving the Rams a 17-14 lead they never relinquished.
Week 5: Seahawks 16, Rams 10
ATS Result: Seahawks +2
Over/Under Total Result: Under 47
As poorly as the Rams played with all the turnovers and missed opportunities, they still had a chance to pull out the victory after Goff led them into Seattle territory late in the fourth. A third-down pass to the endzone was on target only to be dropped by Cooper Kupp. The next pass was off target and the Rams turned the ball over on downs. Five turnovers can limit the point production and the Rams tallied just 10, cashing the under for the first time.
Week 4: Rams 35, Cowboys 30
ATS Result: Rams +5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 51
The Rams scored on nine of their full 11 possessions to cash the over for a fourth time, and used seven Greg Zuerlein field goals to overcome the Cowboys. The Rams trailed 24-13 before Z connected at the half. The Rams made adjustments defensively and held Dallas to just six second half points while scoring 19. A fourth-down stop of Elliott a yard short of a first down late in the fourth quarter preserved the outright win.
Week 3: Rams 41, 49ers 39
ATS Result: 49ers +3
Over/Under Total Result: Over 40.5
The Rams hadn’t scored more than 40 points in a game since the 2015 season, but their 41-39 win over the Niners was their second in three games this year, putting the over at 3-0. Goff was sharp hitting 22 of 28 for 292 yards and he got his Buffalo connection involved with Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins each having over 100 yards receiving. The Niners made it close with two late touchdowns, preventing the Rams from covering the 3-point spread.
Week 2: Redskins 27, Rams 20
ATS Result: Redskins +3
Over/Under Total Result: Over 46.5
The Rams fell behind early and never led in dropping their first game SU and ATS. They forged a 20-20 tie midway through the fourth quarter, but left enough time for the Skins to score the deciding touchdown. Washington could have settled for a field and the lead late in the fourth, instead they scored a touchdown to eclipse the total, making the over 2-0.
Week 1: Rams 46, Colts 9
ATS Result: Rams -3.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 41.5
The Rams haven’t had that kind of point production in three years and it was a welcome sight. The defense helped – a lot – but Goff was the center of attention. The first overall pick last year struggled in his rookie campaign, but he was efficient against the Colts, leading the Rams to 373 yards of total offense and not committing a turnover. Outside of the run game sputtering, everything went right for the Rams. Todd Gurley ran for just 42 yards on 10 carries, but the defense clamped down and didn’t allow a touchdown until the final quarter after building a 37-3 lead.
Preseason Record: 2-2
ATS Record: 2-2
Over/Under Total Record: 1-3
If you caught this game when the early lines were released you could have gotten the Rams at +3.5. With news that Luck won’t be playing, the line quickly shifted and the home team is now a 3.5-point favorite. The Rams have their own issues with stud defensive lineman Aaron Donald holding out. It might not be an even trade, but you have to be cautious with the Rams until they prove otherwise.
Week 1: Rams vs. Colts, Sunday, September 10, 4:05 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 2: Rams vs. Redskins, Sunday, September 17, 4:25 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 3: Rams at 49ers, Thursday, September 21, 8:25 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Week 4: Rams at Cowboys, Sunday, October 1, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 5: Rams vs. Seahawks, Sunday, October 8, 4:05 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 6: Rams at Jaguars, Sunday, October 15, 4:05 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 7: Rams vs. Cardinals in London, Sunday, October 22, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 8: Bye Week
Week 9: Rams at Giants, Sunday, November 5, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 10: Rams vs. Texans, Sunday, November 12, 4:05 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 11: Rams at Vikings, Sunday, November 19, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 12: Rams vs. Saints, Sunday, November 26, 4:05 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 13: Rams at Cardinals, Sunday, December 3, 4:25 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 14: Rams vs. Eagles, Sunday, December 10, 4:25 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 15: Rams at Seahawks, Sunday, December 17, 4:05 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 16: Rams at Titans, Sunday, December 24, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 17: Rams vs. 49ers, Sunday, December 31, 4:25 p.m. ET – FOX
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