Greetings! This 2015 look ahead is going to be exciting. To figure out which games the Rams would win and lose, I used numbers from the 2014 season and extrapolated the data. In 2015, the Rams play the NFC North, AFC North, and then 2 opponents who finished in the same place as the Rams did in 2014. Those 2 opponents are the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys, each of whom finished in place in their division. The home games are against the Bears, Lions, Browns, Steelers, Panthers, Cardinals, Seahawks, and 49ers. The away games are Packers, Vikings, Ravens, Bengals, Cowboys, Cardinals, Seahawks, and 49ers. And away we go!
Week 1: St. Louis at Cincinnati
Final Score: Rams 17, Bengals 14
The Rams sneak by the Bengals with a late field goal to start off the season right. Zac Stacy breaks off a 35 yard run with 28 seconds left in the game (because Fisher and Schotty love the run game) to provide Greg Zuerlein an opportunity to kick and make the game winning 49 yard field goal.
Week 2: St. Louis vs Detroit
Final Score: Rams 23, Lions 21
The Rams start the season off strong with more late game heroics. With the game tied 21-21, Johnny Hekker pins the Lions on their own 1 yard line. Aaron Donald bursts through to sack Matthew Stafford for a safety. This ends up being the difference in the game as you can tell by the final score.
Week 3: St. Louis vs Arizona
Final Score: Rams 34, Cardinals 10
The Cardinals struggle as they break in their rookie quarterback. Palmer retired after being sacked 98 times in 2014. Since Fitzgerald was traded (his demands) to the Patriots, the Cardinals offense has not been the same.
Week 4: St. Louis at Dallas
Final Score: Rams 24, Dallas 17
Fuck Tony Romo.
Week 5: St. Louis at San Francisco
Final Score: Rams 13, 49ers 21
The 49ers drop the Rams to 4-1 on the season. It is the Rams’ first loss. The deciding play was a pick 6 by Jimmie Ward late in the 4th quarter.
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: St. Louis vs Cleveland
Final Score: Rams 31, Browns 0
Johnny Manziel is sacked 6 times by Robert Quinn, 5 by Chris Long, 4 by Aaron Donald, and 1 by Michael Brockers, 1 by Lamarcus Joyner, and 1 by Alec Ogletree setting in NFL record with 18 sacks in one game.
Week 8: St. Louis at Baltimore
Final Score: Rams 24, Ravens 28
The Rams get their second loss of the year bringing them to 5-2. Elite quarterback Joe Flacco destroys the Rams’ defense throwing for 148 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. This loss lies with the Rams’ special teams.
Week 9: St. Louis at Arizona
Final Score: Rams 17, Arizona 6
The rookie quarterback for Arizona is going through growing pains.
Week 10: St. Louis vs Seattle
Final Score: Rams 13, Seattle 14
A close game knocks the Rams down to 6-3 on the season. Seattle’s Russell Wilson scrambles around for 23 seconds before throwing deep to Golden Tate Doug Baldwin over Janoris Jenkins for the winning touchdown. Some things never change.
Week 11: St. Louis vs San Francisco
Final Score: Rams 3, 49ers 0
The Rams pitch their second shutout of the season and make their way to 7-3 in a game that was a defensive struggle. Well, actually neither defense struggled so that makes no sense. Anyways, win for the Rams.
Week 12: St. Louis at Green Bay
Final Score: Rams 21, Packers 31
Aaron Rodgers is good. The Rams offense can’t keep up with the Packers Greatest Show on Frozen Tundra.
Week 13: St. Louis vs Carolina
Final Score: Rams 24, Panthers 21
A nasty, hard fought game ends with a win for the Rams and revenge for the fan base.
Week 14: St. Louis vs Pittsburgh
Final Score: Rams 17, Steelers 10
The Rams throw all over Troy Polamalu, but struggle to get in the end zone. A pick six by Ogletree gives the Rams the win they need.
Week 15: St. Louis at Minnesota
Final Score: Rams 10, Vikings 7
This game is cold and snowy since the Viking’s new stadium is not yet completed. The Rams are now at 10-4 and looked primed for a playoff spot.
Week 16: St. Louis vs Chicago
Final Score: Rams 27, Bears 14
Jay Cutler has 4 turnovers as the Rams easily control this one. No worries here.
Week 17: St. Louis at Seattle
Final Score: Rams 4, Seahawks 5
Another 1 point loss to the Seahawks this season. Very frustrating for the team. This loss gives the Rams an 11-5 record and a wild card berth in the playoffs.
Playoffs: Wildcard Round
St. Louis at Philadelphia
Final Score: Rams 17, Eagles 34
The Rams lose 34 to 17 because it’s the Rams and every season ends in disappointment.
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