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2015 St. Louis Rams: Looking At The Schedule After Week 4 Of The NFL Season

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Every week, we will take a look at the results of the NFL week that was, and see how it may impact the rest of the Rams' 2015 schedule.

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Well, the St. Louis Rams managed to pull off the upset in Week 4, and stay perfect within the NFC West. Having already taken down the anticipated NFC West powers, the Rams need to figure out a way to get similar efforts against lesser opponents.

The Rams managed to claw their way back to .500 with one more game to go before their bye. The possibility of coming out of the bye with a winning record is nice, but the Rams will have to win one of their toughest games of the season to accomplish it.

Taking down the undefeated Green Bay Packers and the red hot Aaron Rodgers is a tall order on any Sunday. To do it at Lambeau Field and without the services of Alec Ogletree makes it even tougher.

The loss of Ogletree isn't the only story from Week 4. The Rams' two young offensive playmakers, Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin, each had a big game against the Arizona Cardinals' stout defense. If the Rams are going to topple the Packers for their second consecutive road victory, the offense is going to play a big part in the upset.

Let's take a look at the Rams remaining 2015 schedule.

NFL Week

Rams Opponent

Opponent Record

1

Seattle Seahawks

2-2

2

@ Washington

2-2

3

Pittsburgh Steelers

2-2

4

@ Arizona Cardinals

3-1

5

@ Green Bay Packers

4-0

6

Bye

Winless

7

Cleveland Browns

1-3

8

San Francisco 49ers

1-3

9

@ Minnesota Vikings

2-2

10

Chicago Bears

1-3

11

@ Baltimore Ravens

1-3

12

@ Cincinnati Bengals

3-0

13

Arizona Cardinals

3-1

14

Detroit Lions

0-4

15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1-3

16

@ Seattle Seahawks

2-2

17

@ San Francisco 49ers

1-3

The Rams' toughest stretch of the 2015 season is probably the first five weeks, and especially the week 3 through 5 run of dangerous offensive teams. Let's take a closer look at what lies ahead over the next two weeks.

This week, the Rams will hit the road to take on the Packers in Green Bay. QB Aaron Rodgers has never, and never ever will, throw an interception at Lambeau Field (I got that right didn't I?). The reigning league MVP is playing at an MVP level yet again, although the Packers' offense has struggled somewhat against the two NFC West defenses it has faced so far in 2015. The Packers' offense just isn't the same without Jordy Nelson, but Rodgers is the best QB in the NFL right now and he will exploit any weakness the defense may have.

In Week 6, the Rams will have their bye week which should be an opportunity for them to get some rest and get focused for what should be a favorable four- or five-game stretch coming out of the bye. Entering Week 5 the team is relatively healthy, with the obvious exception of the preseason loss of E.J. Gaines and the recent injury to Alec Ogletree. So unlike most bye weeks in the NFL, the primary focus should be on future opponents and less on key player rehabilitation.

Looking past the next two weeks, it is easy to see how the Rams could find themselves in the thick of the playoff race come December...of course, these Rams could also struggle to maintain .500 into December. If the Week 4 Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin show up more often than not, you might expect to see the Rams end their long "winning season drought".

Then again, we could also see more of the same up and down Rams we've come to expect from the Jeff Fisher era.

Thank you for reading and as always, Go Rams!!